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Afghan Humanitarian Crisis, Drug Trafficking Worry Regional Powers

Beijing News 27 Nov 2021
ISLAMABAD - Russia, China and India expressed concern Friday at the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the spread of drug trafficking from the war-ravaged country ... The collapse of the Western-backed government in Kabul and return to power of the Islamist Taliban in August have plunged Afghanistan into an unprecedented economic crisis.

Forgiving the Taliban

Dawn 27 Nov 2021
Ethnic Hazaras, who constitute around 9pc of Afghanistan’s ... Shortly before their takeover of the Afghan capital, senior Taliban figures had reached out to community elders in central Afghanistan to assure them of their protection amid media reports of executions and evictions.
photo: AP / Rahmat Gul
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

Pakistan ‘welcomes’ second round of US-Taliban talks in Doha

Al Jazeera 26 Nov 2021
US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan Tom West will arrive in the Qatari capital Doha for two days of talks with Taliban officials next week, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday ... Pakistan has urged international community not to ‘abandon‘ Afghanistan following Taliban’s return to power in August.

Women barred from appearing on Afghan television by Taliban

Beijing News 26 Nov 2021
KABUL, Afghanistan. Under new rules imposed by the Taliban government, women have been banned from appearing on television dramas in Afghanistan ... The Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan in mid-August following the departure of U.S ... In addition, the mayor of the capital, Kabul, ...

Kabul says to resume Taliban-U.S. talks in Doha 26 Nov 2021
26 (Xinhua) -- Spokesman for the Taliban-led administration Zabihullah Mujahid has said talks between Taliban and the United States would resume in Qatar's capital Doha ... embassy in Afghanistan would be ...

Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic cover evacuated to Italy

The Hill 26 Nov 2021
Sharbat Gulla, the woman behind the iconic photo taken by photographer Steve McCurry, arrived in Italy following a push “by those in civil society, and in particular by non-profit organizations working in Afghanistan” to evacuate her from the country, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office said in a statement, The Associated Press reported.

The faces of the children suffering from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan

ITV 26 Nov 2021
At Afghanistan's largest children's hospital, Indira Gandhi in the capital Kabul, medics are dealing with an epidemic of malnutrition, while other children are suffering with heart diseases and diarrhoea ... Lida's family, like many, travelled to the capital to get her urgent treatment Credit.

Afghanistan faces a rapidly worsening humanitarian crisis

Reliefweb 26 Nov 2021
Following an offensive that saw the Taliban take control of almost all districts previously held by the government, the Taliban entered the capital Kabul on 15 August and consolidated their power in Afghanistan ... As such REACH will conduct a new Whole of Afghanistan (WoA) assessment early 2022 (Mid-Year WOA 2022).

Ethiopia to US: Stop spreading ‘false information’ about war

Federal News Radio 26 Nov 2021
... as fighting in the country’s yearlong war draws closer to the capital, Addis Ababa, while thousands protested outside the U.S ... has also repeatedly told its citizens to leave immediately, warning there will be no Afghanistan-style evacuation if the war’s chaos reaches the capital.

‘The Lifetime Achievement of an Affirmative Jew’: Bernard-Henri Lévy Reflects on New Film, ‘The Will ...

The Algemeiner 26 Nov 2021
On Sunday, Lévy will be in Jerusalem for the premiere of “The Will to See” at the Jewish Film Festival in the Israeli capital, where he will receive the festival’s Achievement Award ... So if there is a place where I really expect a reply, a response, an emotion, it is in Israel and its capital, Jerusalem.

Biden spending plan ‘not good enough’ on immigration: Advocates

Al Jazeera 26 Nov 2021
Parole dates back to 1952 and was recently used to bring 65,000 Afghan refugees into the US after the Taliban took over Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, in August. Under the BBB bill’s proposal, approximately 6.8 million undocumented immigrants who have been living in the US before 2011 would be eligible to receive parole ... ​ ... .

Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

Democracy Now 26 Nov 2021
Lost and Found at Guantánamo.” Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks ... At the age of 18, he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan ... He was jailed and tortured in Afghanistan, then transported to the U.S.

Taliban asks Japan envoy to reopen embassy in Afghanistan

Kyodo 25 Nov 2021
A deputy prime minister of the Taliban's interim government in Afghanistan called on Japan's ambassador to reopen the country's embassy in Kabul when the two met in the capital of the war-torn nation on Wednesday ... Japan evacuated its embassy staff from Afghanistan and moved diplomatic operations to the Qatari capital Doha.

Opinion: Once-mediaeval Taliban face challenges of modern banking

The Wire 25 Nov 2021
... capital ... Having gradually regrown over the last two decades, Afghanistan’s banking system would likely need access to private capital as well as support from multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to recover and survive.

Taliban say Doha talks to open ‘new chapter’ of ties with US

The News International 25 Nov 2021
Washington said Tuesday it would continue to hold talks with the Taliban following a meeting between the two sides in the Qatari capital on October 9-10. “A new phase of negotiations will begin next week between Afghanistan and America in Qatar,” the Taliban said on their official Arabic Twitter account.