The Taliban sees the UN as a path to gain global recognition, sanctions relief and international aid assistance, but it is the West that holds the trump card.
Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council held talks on Afghanistan that focused on their common concerns pertaining to the allocation of humanitarian aid, inclusive government, and women's rights.
Since they swept to power, the Taliban has appointed an all-male cabinet made up mostly of hardliners from when it previously ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s.
Decades of war and turmoil have put Afghan children at risk of long-term mental health issues.
The US called its strike in Afghanistan a mistake, but that was only because they were caught red-handed. What about the other victims of similar 'mistakes'?
Unidentified attackers strike Taliban vehicles in Jalalabad city, witnesses say, killing at least two fighters and three civilians.
The existing terrorist threat is likely to evolve in a far different way from the one witnessed after the 9/11 attacks.
UN aid chief warns in a statement that "medicines, medical supplies and fuel are running out in Afghanistan."
Turkey and the US agree to continue strong partnership on Afghanistan, while the UK calls upon China and Russia to agree on a coordinated approach to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for militants.
The UN is on course to decide who will represent the country at the world body as the Taliban's new foreign minister and the ambassador of the ousted government formally requested to speak at this week's high-level meeting.
At UNGA, Joe Biden declares himself to be the first US president in 20 years not to be running a war after his pullout of troops from Afghanistan, where the Taliban swiftly took over.
Afghans are glad to be liberated from a corrupt system but are terrified at the prospect of a tyrannical alternative.
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