Worldwide national, October 8, 2021 | Vaccinated Canadians warned to stay vigilant this Thanksgiving – Global News

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US holds first face-to-face talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

The State Department stressed that the meeting did not indicate that the United States recognized the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. “We remain clear that any legitimacy must be earned through the Taliban’s own actions,” the spokesman said. The US team will also highlight President Joe Biden’s top priority to allow US citizens and Afghan allies … Read more

US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Today America holds its first face-to-face talks with the Taliban since its withdrawal from Afghanistan

The United States plans to meet face-to-face with the Taliban from Saturday for the first time since their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the State Department said. A State Department spokesman said the US delegation will meet with senior Taliban officials in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Saturday and Sunday. The United States has maintained channels of … Read more

Suicide bombing of Afghan mosque Massive tragedy: US

Suicide bombing at mosque in northern Afghanistan kills at least 46 people (File) Washington: The US has condemned the suicide bombing of a mosque in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 46 people, saying it is a “huge tragedy” and that the people of that country deserve better. “It is clear that any loss is … Read more

US says it will hold first face-to-face talks with Taliban since Afghan withdrawal

WASHINGTON: The United States and the Taliban will have their first face-to-face talks since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan from Saturday the state department said. The US delegation will meet with senior Taliban officials on Saturday and Sunday in the Qatari capital Doha, a foreign ministry spokesman said. The United States has maintained contact with … Read more

Sherman: Sherman emphasizes importance of ‘coordinated approach’ to Afghan issue in talks with Pakistani leaders

ISLAMABAD: US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday stressed the importance of a “coordinated approach” to Afghanistan and other issues vital to regional stability during her meetings with top Pakistani leaders who have called for greater international involvement with the Taliban-led government in Kabul. Sherman, the highest-ranking US diplomat under US President Joe … Read more

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 in Afghanistan’s Shia mosque

Taliban members investigate a Shia mosque targeted in the Kunduz suicide bombing for which the Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility At least 55 people were killed in a suicide attack on worshipers at a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, the deadliest attack since US troops left the country. … Read more

Suicide bomb kills 55 during Friday prayers

At least 55 people were killed in a suicide attack on worshipers at a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, the deadliest attack since US troops left the country. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which injured more victims from the minority community. It appears that the explosion was intended … Read more

UN warns of consequences if aid to Afghanistan is delayed

GENVE: Only a third of urgently needed funds Afghanistan By the United Nations have been paid, the UN refugee chief said Friday, warning of a possible humanitarian catastrophe. Filippo Grandic urged donor countries to swiftly deliver on their financial commitments and said: “Please provide concrete support where it is immediately needed”. “Pledges have been made, … Read more

Several dead in Afghanistan mosque explosion, witnesses and Taliban

Through Staff The Associated Press Posted on October 8, 2021 8:05 AM Smaller Font Reduce article font size –AN Larger font Increase article font size AN+ A powerful explosion at a mosque frequented by a minority religious group in northern Afghanistan on Friday, several victims, witnesses and the Talibansaid the spokesman. The blast happened at … Read more

Taliban: US, Pakistani officials in tense talks over Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: US and Pakistani officials meet Friday amid deteriorating relations between the two countries as each country searches for a way forward in Afghanistan below Taliban rule. Pakistan has pushed for greater involvement with the all-male, all-Taliban cabinet in Kabul, even though it shuns any unilateral formal recognition. The South Asian country has urged Washington … Read more

Drug threat in Afghanistan could increase as Taliban signal to legalize opium

Acceptance [Afghanistan]October (ANI): When the Taliban took control of Kabul in August, there were growing fears that the country’s drug threat could worsen, but the group vowed to stop poppy cultivation. By cutting back in October, Taliban leaders have indicated they are considering legalizing opium cultivation. Afghanistan, which exports more than 90 percent of the … Read more

Father who fled Afghanistan sues US to reunite with young sons

Afghan man attended a conference in California as part of his work for a US government funded project in Afghanistan when the Taliban sent a written death threat to his home, forcing him to make a heartbreaking decision: He would not return to his wife and two young sons and instead seek asylum and attempt … Read more

Twenty dead in South Pakistan earthquake

Aftermath in the Pakistani city of Harnai after a shallow earthquake hit the southwestern part of the country early Thursday morning. The quake left at least 20 dead and dozens injured on Thursday afternoon. An earthquake in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 20 people and injured more than 100 on Thursday, causing roofs and walls … Read more

Azure waters, limestone cliffs: tourists return to Afghan ‘Grand Canyon’

After the Taliban took power, the site in Bamiyan province was abandoned, but seven weeks later, tourists begin to return The breathtaking azure waters of the Band-e Amir Lakes are once again attracting Afghan tourists, who brave bumpy roads to experience the so-called Grand Canyon of Afghanistan. The six lakes in the heart of the … Read more

afghanistan: US deputy secy: on the same page with India on Afghanistan, aware of its concerns | India News

NEW DELHI: Signals of strong convergence with China and a willingness to ditch Indian concerns Afghanistan in mind, deputy secretary of the United States Wendy Sherman said Taliban must ensure an inclusive government, while Beijing must follow global rules. As a sign that the US has taken over India’s security concerns after the Taliban takeover … Read more

Huge crowd at the passport office in Kabul

The Taliban have arrested four members of the “ISIS-Khorasan” organization, while hundreds of Afghans arrived at the passport office in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, a day after the documents were released. A spokesman for the movement, Jabihullah Mujahid, said a special force of the movement’s elements had carried out an operation in the Bashai … Read more

Taliban arrest 4 IS members as extremist threat rises

A Taliban spokesman says special forces have arrested four Islamic State members and seized their documents and weapons in a raid north of the Afghan capital. Through RAHIM FAEIZ and SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press October 6, 2021, 10:45 am • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban … Read more

Chelsea Pensioner Says Covid-19 Booster Shots Are ‘Best For The Country’

AN Chelsea Retired was elated when he received a Covid-19 booster shot, with more than a million people joining more than a million people to receive a “complementary” vaccine since the campaign’s launch in England. “Thanks, that was brilliant!” he told the nurse after she took a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. He said he … Read more

Taliban Appointments Added To All-Male Afghan Government Team

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban doubled their hardline on Monday in a third round of nominations by the Afghan government, involving a large number of men appointed to deputy positions, a spokesman said. None of the 38 new appointments announced by chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had women. They consisted of members who were entirely … Read more

More than 100 Afghans from music school flown out of the country

More than 100 students, alumni and teachers of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music have flown from Kabul en route to Portugal, where the government has agreed to grant them asylum, the institute’s director said Monday. They were aboard a flight carrying 235 people from Kabul International Airport to Qatar on Sunday. It was the … Read more

Taliban: Taliban Face Shift From War To Police Street

KABUL: One fighter after another, the Taliban exchange their characteristic long, flowing clothes for stiff military uniforms. It is a symbol of the moment of transition they are in: Once warriors embedded in Afghanistan‘s rugged mountains, now they are an urban police force. But change is always an adjustment. In the Afghan capital Acceptancecrime was … Read more

Most people in the US support refugees with an Afghan ally: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — Most people in the US want Afghans who worked with Americans to offer resettlement to the United States, a new poll shows, confirming support across political divides for former military translators and others struggling to escape the Taliban rule. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey shows that 72% of Americans … Read more

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