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IS claims responsibility after 47 killed in Afghan mosque attack

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people...

Taliban appoint deputy ministers in all-male government

The Taliban have failed to name any women in a list of deputy ministers. The announcement came despite an international outcry when they presented their...

Donors pledge emergency funds for Afghans in face of humanitarian crisis

The United Nations drummed up more than 1.2 billion dollars (£870 million) in emergency pledges on Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an...

Pope urges countries to take in Afghan refugees

Pope Francis is encouraging countries to welcome Afghan refugees who are seeking a new life. During his appearance before the public in St Peter’s Square...

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul

A small group of Afghan women have held a protest near the presidential palace in Kabul to demand equal rights from the Taliban. The demonstration...

US presses on with Kabul evacuations despite fears of more attacks

The US pressed on with its evacuation efforts from Afghanistan amid tighter security measures and fears of more bloodshed, a day after the suicide...

China advocates development rather than sanctions in Taliban-run Afghanistan

China says the international community should support chances for positive developments in Afghanistan rather than impose sanctions on the Taliban. “The international community should encourage...

Afghanistan flag to be displayed in Paralympic ceremony

The Afghanistan flag will be displayed in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics even though the country’s athletes were not able to get to...

Afghan woman gives birth on US military flight

An Afghan woman has given birth on board a US Air Force C-17 plane flying from the Middle East to Ramstein Air Base in...

Joe Biden says Taliban are in ‘existential crisis’

President Joe Biden said the Taliban have not changed but are going through an “existential crisis” about whether they want legitimacy on the global...

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