Russia’s Lavrov says Taliban recognition ‘not on the table’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that international recognition of the Taliban was not currently under consideration. Lavrov was speaking on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. His comments come after the Taliban nominated a U.N. envoy, setting up a showdown overContinue reading “Russia’s Lavrov says Taliban recognition ‘not on the table’”

China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

Beijing also reportedly aiming to increase humanitarian assistance, as Taliban prepares to unveil new cabinet China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban have said, as Afghanistan’s new rulers worked on preparing their new government and winning international recognition. A spokesman for the Islamist militia, Suhail Shaheen,Continue reading “China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban”

Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group

At his first press conference in 20 years, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid joined the techlash, by complaining about Facebook censorship. THE TALIBAN SPOKESMAN, Zabihullah Mujahid, emerged from the shadows on Tuesday and devoted part of his first press conference to a rant about Facebook, in which he accused the tech giant of violating the Islamist group’s rightContinue reading “Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group”

Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News

Suhail Shaheen delivered a message to the UK prime minister and the international community saying they should “respect the aspiration of the people of Afghanistan”, and that they had a “moral obligation” to help rebuild the country. Women in Afghanistan will have the right to work and be educated up to university level, a TalibanContinue reading “Afghanistan: Women can be educated up to university level, Taliban spokesman tells Sky News”

Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day

The armed group says its forces are in control of Kunduz, Sar-e-Pol and Taloqan as fighting rages in Afghan cities. The Taliban has captured three more provincial capitals, as they take their fight to the cities after seizing much of the countryside in recent months. The group has seized five provincial capitals in Afghanistan sinceContinue reading “Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day”

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