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Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule

Oct. 15, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, but emphasized the need to engage in talks with them. Speaking during a video call with leaders of other ex-Soviet...

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

Sep. 19, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers. Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been...

The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt

Sep. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister says he has “initiated a dialogue" with the Taliban to prod them to form an inclusive government that would ensure peace and stability not only in Afghanistan but also in the region. Imran Khan tweeted on Saturday that he took...

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” The...

The Latest: Taliban decrees end to unapproved demonstrations

Sep. 08, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interior ministry of the new Taliban government is seeking to end protests in Afghanistan after days of demonstrations that have brought heavy-handed assaults on protesters. The minister has issued an order to end all protests in the country —...

The Latest: Security Council to keep focus on Afghanistan

Sep. 01, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council says the U.N.’s most powerful body will not take its focus off Afghanistan this month and “the real litmus test” for the new Taliban government will be how it treats women and girls. Ambassador Geraldine...

The Latest: US, others issue security alert at Kabul airport

Aug. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul’s airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.” Australians in the airport’s vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...

The Latest: Biden warns of IS threat to Kabul evacuation

Aug. 22, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is raising concerns that the Islamic State poses a threat as American troops seek to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan. Biden in remarks at the White House on Sunday noted that the terror group is a...

The Latest: India evacuates 168 people on flight from Kabul

Aug. 21, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI — An Indian official says an air force transport plane has left Kabul for New Delhi carrying 168 people on board. Arindam Bagchi, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, says the plane took off from Kabul on Sunday morning and the passengers include 107...