Tag: Taliban

BRIEFS

Taliban Carries Out Three Public Executions of Convicted Murders Over the Past Week

The Taliban has carried out a public execution at...

Taliban Delegation set to Meet with Russian Officials for Afghan Format Meeting

Acting Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has left...

ISKP Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing that Killed Senior Taliban Official

The Islamic State- Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed responsibility...

Taliban Launches Operation Against ISKP in Balkh Province

The Taliban media outlet al-Mersaad has reported that Taliban...

STORIES

President Xi Accepts Taliban Ambassador to China

(Note: This article was written in collaboration with Sino Talk) What to Know: President Xi Jinping has formally accepted the first Taliban ambassador to China, Bilal Karimi, during a ceremony earlier today, illustrating the growing relationship between the two following the fall of Afghanistan. The First Taliban Ambassador: On December 1, China accepted...

China Accepts First Taliban Ambassador, Opens Up Door for BRI in Afghanistan

On December 1, China accepted Bilal Karimi as the first Taliban ambassador to China, marking the first country to do so as the two seek to strengthen political and economic ties. Chinese Director-General of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hong Lei called the meeting "an important step in...

Taliban Officials Take Part in Moscow Format, Discuss Future of Afghanistan to Regional Powers

What to Know Taliban officials are currently in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan, taking part in the "Moscow Format," which was established in 2017 as a meeting between special envoys of Russia, India, Iran, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to discuss Afghan economic, political, and security issues. This format meeting marks the...

Taliban Ministers Criticize Supreme Leader

Over the past week, interior ministers of the Taliban have freely spoken out against Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Supreme Leader of the Taliban. The ministers made their comments days apart, giving the rest of the world a better perspective to what is happening internally in the Taliban regime in...

Taliban Announces Plans for Former US and Coalition Bases

The Taliban have announced a plan to turn former coalition military installations into what they call 'Special Economic Zones.' The acting Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, spoke about the plan on Sunday and said, “Following a thorough discussion, it was decided that the Ministry of...

White House Says it Cannot Confirm Claims Russia is Seeking Captured US Equipment from Taliban

During a press briefing on Friday, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the United States could not confirm recent claims that Russia is seeking to obtain American equipment from the Taliban that was left behind in Afghanistan. While speaking to reporters, Kirby stated that “I can’t confirm those...

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