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U.S., Taliban officials to hold talks in Doha over the weekend

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A U.S. delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said on Friday. “This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of U.S. vital national interest,” a State Department …

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Russia to invite Taliban for talks in Moscow

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Moscow will invite Taliban representatives to take part in international talks on Afghanistan later this month, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday. Taliban representatives will be invited to take part in Moscow-format talks on Afghanistan on Oct. 20, the TASS news …

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Afghanistan wants friendly relations with international community: acting FM

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The acting foreign minister of the newly-formed administration of Afghanistan said Thursday that Afghanistan wants to have friendly relations with the international community, including the neighboring and regional countries. “The Islamic Emirate wants to have friendly relations with the international community and co-exist with all the nations …

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Taliban hands over seized cash, gold to Afghan central bank

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The Taliban have handed over about 12.3 million U.S. dollars cash and some gold to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country’s central bank, a bank statement said on Thursday. The cash and gold bars found in the houses of former administration’s officials and local offices of former …

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Kampala yet to recognise new Afghan government – Minister Oryem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is still holding it’s recognition of the Taliban government, with Minister of State for International Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem saying no formation of a new government has been brought to the attention of Kampala. Minister Okello Oryem said when the formation of the government is …

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UN Women chief asks Taliban to respect rights of Afghan women

United Nations | Xinhua | A United Nations (UN) high-ranking official on Thursday called on the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan to respect the rights of women. “Women have a right to peaceful protest and to a life free of violence. In taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban authorities assume a duty …

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Mullah Hassan Akhund leads Afghanistan’s caretaker gov’t

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The Taliban said on Tuesday that Mullah Hassan Akhund was appointed as the prime minister of Afghanistan’s caretaker government. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told a press conference that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Salam Hanafi were named as the acting deputy prime ministers, while Mullah Mohammad …

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New Afghan gov’t to be announced in days – Taliban spokesman

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Monday that a new Afghan government will be announced in the next few days, after confirming that the group has taken over Panjshir, the only province that had remained out of Taliban’s control. Afghanistan might form a caretaker government as the …

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