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UAE holds talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport – foreign...

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The United Arab Emirates has held talks with the Taliban to run Kabul airport, going up against Gulf rival Qatar in a diplomatic tussle...

Taliban hold military parade with US-made weapons in Kabul in show...

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Taliban forces held a military parade in Kabul on Sunday using captured American-made armoured vehicles and Russian helicopters in a display that showed their...

China will not be the first to recognise Taliban government, scholar...

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China will not take the lead in recognising Afghanistan's Taliban government and will only do so in a concerted move with Pakistan, Russia and...

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...

Taliban say four Islamic State members captured near Kabul

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Taliban forces raided an area west of Kabul and captured four members of an Islamic State cell, the movement's main spokesman said on Wednesday. The...

Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

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Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday, a spokesperson for the movement said, after a...

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...

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...

Taliban replaces women’s ministry with ministry of virtue and vice

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Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female...

One month after fall of Kabul, economic crisis stalks Taliban

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A month after seizing Kabul, the Taliban face daunting problems as they seek to convert their lightning military victory into a durable peacetime government. After...

Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick...

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As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out...

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...

Afghan journalists beaten in Taliban detention, editor says

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Two Afghan journalists were beaten in police custody this week after covering a protest by women in Kabul where they were detained by the...

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...

Taliban fire in air to scatter hundreds of protesters in Kabul

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Taliban gunmen fired in the air on Tuesday to scatter protesters in the Afghan capital Kabul, witnesses said, as video showed scores scurrying to...

Taliban claim control of Panjshir, opposition says resistance will continue

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The Taliban claimed victory on Monday in the last part of Afghanistan still holding out against their rule, declaring that the capture of the...

Taliban claim control of Panjshir, promise formation of government ‘soon’

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The Taliban claimed victory on Monday over opposition forces in the Panjshir valley northeast of Kabul, declaring that it completed the Islamist group's takeover...

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...

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...

Qatar warns isolating Taliban could further destabilize Afghanistan

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Qatar's foreign minister on Tuesday warned that isolating the Taliban could lead to further instability and urged countries to engage with the hardline Islamist...

Taliban hail victory with gunfire after last US troops leave Afghanistan

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Celebratory gunfire resounded across the Afghan capital on Tuesday as the Taliban took control of the airport following the withdrawal of the last US troops, marking the end of...

Afghan evacuation on ‘war footing’ as G7 meets on pullout deadline

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Western forces at Kabul airport worked frantically on Tuesday to get people out of Afghanistan before an 31 August deadline, as US President Joe...

As Kabul turmoil mounts, Taliban’s PR offensive falters

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In the last few days, TV crews from Afghanistan's Al-Emarah Studio, which produces pro-Taliban multimedia content, have been out on the streets of Kabul...

Firefight involving Western forces erupts amid Kabul airport evacuation chaos

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A firefight involving Western forces erupted at Kabul airport on Monday when Afghan guards exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen, Germany's military said, adding to...

NATO pledges to speed evacuations from Afghanistan as criticism mounts

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More than 18 000 people have been flown out of Kabul since the Taliban took over Afghanistan's capital, a NATO official said on Friday,...

Planes, guns, night-vision goggles: The Taliban’s new US-made war chest

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About a month ago, Afghanistan's ministry of defense posted on social media photographs of seven brand new helicopters arriving in Kabul delivered by the...

Several killed in flag-waving protests against Taliban in Afghanistan

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Flag-waving protesters took to the streets of several Afghan cities on Thursday as popular opposition to the Taliban spread, and a witness said several...

Taliban keep some evacuees from reaching Kabul airport, as US vows...

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Armed members of the Taliban kept people desperate to flee Afghanistan from reaching Kabul's airport on Wednesday, witnesses said, while President Joe Biden vowed...

Taliban go door-to-door telling fearful Afghans to work

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Armed Taliban members knocked on doors in cities across Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, telling fearful residents to return to their jobs a day...

Evacuations from Afghanistan gain momentum as Taliban promise peace

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More than 2 200 diplomats and civilians have been evacuated from Afghanistan on military flights, a Western security official said on Wednesday, as the...

Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

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The Taliban must not let Afghanistan become a breeding ground for terrorism again, NATO said on Tuesday, warning that the alliance after its withdrawal...

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies

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 The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to...

As Taliban takes over, some swap iconic AK-47s for made-in-America rifles

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The Russian Kalashnikov AK-47 and its derivatives have long been the assault rifle of choice for militant groups because of their rugged design, but...

Desperate Afghans throng Kabul airport, stalling US evacuations

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Thousands of Afghans desperate to leave the country thronged Kabul airport where five people were killed on Monday after Taliban insurgents seized the capital,...

Profits and poppy: Afghanistan’s illegal drug trade a boon for Taliban

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The United States spent more than $8 billion over 15 years on efforts to deprive the Taliban of their profits from Afghanistan's opium and...

Taliban captures two major cities, tightening grip on Afghanistan

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Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on Afghanistan on Friday, wresting control of its second and third biggest cities while Western embassies prepared to send...

Afghan commander Ismail Khan captured as Taliban seize Herat

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Taliban insurgents have seized most of Herat, Afghanistan's third largest city,and also captured Ismail Khan, the veteran local commander leading militia resistance there, local...

Taliban take Ghazni city on road to Afghan capital

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Taliban fighters captured the city of Ghazni on Thursday, the ninth provincial capital they have seized in a week, as US intelligence said Afghanistan's...

Taliban denies killing civilians, calls for independent inquiry

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The Taliban on Wednesday denied targeting and killing civilians during an offensive against Afghan government troops, calling for an independent investigation and seeking to...

Turkey still keen to run Kabul airport despite Taliban advance –...

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Turkey is for now still intent on running and guarding Kabul airport after other foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, but is monitoring the situation...

Taliban take eighth provincial capital in speedy advance across Afghanistan

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Taliban fighters took control of another city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official said, the eighth provincial capital to fall to the insurgents...

Taliban committed to Doha negotiations, Afghan government demands mediator – Al...

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A spokesman for the Taliban's political office told Al Jazeera TV on Tuesday that the group is committed to the negotiation path in Doha...

Taliban control 65% of Afghanistan, EU official says, after series of...

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Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on captured Afghan territory on Tuesday as civilians hid in their homes, with an EU official saying the militants...

Taliban seek ‘lion’s share of power’ in deadlocked peace talks -US...

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The Taliban and the Kabul government are far apart in US-backed talks on bringing peace to Afghanistan, with the insurgents demanding "the lion's share...

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