Approaching winter and the coronavirus pandemic will aggravate an already complicated situation across the country, the director of the United Nations Population Fund said.
Group members announce that the person along with three others were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by security forces, a pharmacy owner at the square said.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan touched on a range of topics and reserved his harshest words for India, labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government “fascist.”
US Treasury issued two general licenses, one of which allows the US government, NGOs and certain international organizations, including the UN, to engage in transactions with the Taliban in a bid to provide aid to the war-torn country.
Aid to Afghanistan under Taliban rule can be made conditional on education for girls and women, a panel of high-level speakers says at UN.
Mohammad Yaqoob, son of Taliban founder Mohammad Omar and acting defence minister, says "miscreants and notorious former soldiers" are not wanted in Taliban ranks, reminding fighters of general amnesty announced by the movement.
Taliban is evicting more than 800 families out of their homes in remote Gizab district, straddling provinces of Daykundi and Uruzgan in central Afghanistan, local farmers and exiled Hazara political leader Mohammad Mohaqeq say.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview the Taliban had “unfortunately” not formed an inclusive leadership and that Ankara will work with the country’s new rulers if they formed a more encompassing government.
Nooruddin Turabi dismisses outrage over Taliban’s executions in the past in comments that point to how the group’s leaders remain entrenched in a hardline worldview, even if they are embracing technological changes.
"The country's already fragile health system is overwhelmed," says Luo Dapeng, WHO's representative to Afghanistan, urging donors to resume funding suspended when Taliban took over governing the country.
"Try an innovative way of engaging with them [Taliban]. The way that they were being dealt with has not worked," says Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
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.
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