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UN seeks record $41 billion for aid to hotspots led by...

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The United Nations appealed on Thursday for a record $41 billion (R649,59 billion) to provide life-saving assistance next year to 183 million people worldwide...

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the...

UN urgently needs cash in Afghanistan, but struggles for solution

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The United Nations cannot get enough cash into Afghanistan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people on the brink of starvation and is...

Taliban pledge to step up security as Shi’ite victims buried in...

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Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shi'ite mosques as hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to bury the victims of the second...

Suicide bomber kills scores in Afghan mosque attack

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A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country's third attack this week...

Stranded at Tajik sanatorium, pregnant Afghan pilot fears for unborn baby

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She didn't forget the prenatal vitamins - that was one of the few things this US-trained Afghan pilot could grab from her Kabul airport...

Taliban says US drones must stop entering Afghanistan

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The Taliban on Wednesday warned of consequences if the United States did not stop flying drones over Afghan airspace. "The US has violated all international...

The Taliban vowed no revenge. One Afghan family tells a different...

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When the Taliban won back control of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar last month, they set out to settle a score with an old foe. As...

Hundreds protest in Kabul to demand release of Afghan foreign reserves

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Hundreds of people protested in Kabul on Friday, demanding that the United States release billions of dollars in central bank reserves blocked outside Afghanistan...

Taliban say no al Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan's Taliban rulers said on Tuesday there was no evidence of Islamic State or al Qaeda militants being in the country, days after Islamic...

Afghan withdrawal raises questions about United States, Gulf Arab official says

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The United States' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has raised questions for its Arab allies in the Middle East about whether or not they can...

Afghanistan commercial flights resume as UN accuses Taliban of harassment

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The first international commercial flight under Afghanistan's new Taliban interim government departed Kabul on Thursday carrying more than 100 foreigners, including some US citizens...

Taliban interim government agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan

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Two hundred foreigners in Afghanistan, Americans among them, are set to depart on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government...

Guarded reception for Taliban’s new Afghan government in Asia, Europe

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Germany, China and Japan offered a lukewarm reception on Wednesday to the Taliban's provisional government in Afghanistan, following the Islamist militants' lightning seizure of...

Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails – source

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Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow...

‘They’ll kill us’ – Afghan pilots at Uzbek camp fear deadly...

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The US-trained Afghan pilots and others held at a camp in Uzbekistan already feared being sent back to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So it was little...

Rebels hold out in Afghan valley as Taliban set up government...

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Taliban forces and fighters loyal to local leader Ahmad Massoud battled in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley on Thursday, more than two weeks after the Islamist...

ISS: Afghanistan’s security sector reform test – Somalia take note

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Should foreign forces be engaged in nation building and establishing security infrastructure in the first place? To be a police officer in Afghanistan takes a...

Taliban prepare to announce new Afghan government amid economic turmoil

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Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers were preparing their government on Thursday, more than two weeks after the Islamist militia's capture of Kabul brought a chaotic...

One registered South African remains in Afghanistan, 35 evacuated

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Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has confirmed that only one registered South African remains in Afghanistan, Kabul. This is after 35 South African...

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