In an exclusive interview with TRT World, Ahmad Wali Massoud shares his thoughts on the staying power of the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate, the future of the resistance, and what the US and Britain both got wrong.
The first appointments to the Taliban interim government were announced earlier this month – drawn exclusively from loyalist ranks, with established hardliners in all key posts, despite previous promises of an inclusive administration.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the most urgent priority is averting an even deeper economic collapse of the neighbouring nation that could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.
Human rights report accuses Taliban of several rights violations ranging from limits on press freedom to restrictions on women.
The last Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001 saw women brutally suppressed, as well as music banned and the destruction of artworks and heritage, including dynamiting ancient statues of the Buddha.
Amazon.com Inc has launched an internal investigation in India after a whistleblower alleged an employee had taken kickbacks.
There were already fears that other countries would follow suit after New Zealand abruptly cancelled a series last week over unspecified security concerns.
As young girls demand right to school, professional women express fear for their future as the new Afghan rulers take a host of measures to keep them from offices they previously ran or worked at.
Iran’s bargaining will be much tougher but a compromise also seems likely provided the US would seriously consider removing sanctions.
It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul.
Women who work both in the public and private sectors in many areas across the country have been told to stay home despite initial promises by some Taliban that they would be tolerant and inclusive.
The blast targeted a vehicle of the border police, which is now run by the Taliban, killing five people, including two civilians, among them a child, witnesses said.
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