Taliban delegation heads for Turkmenistan for trade, energy, TAPI talks

A Taliban delegation has departed for Turkmenistan for talks on trade, energy and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI) gas pipeline, reported Sputnik. The Taliban delegation is headed by Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. “The delegation flew to Ashgabat at the invitation of Turkmenistan to hold talks with Turkmen officials on bilateral trade, energy, railway, the TAPI project and scholarships,” reported Sputnik citing a […]

Two Taliban members injured in Kabul blast

Two members of the Taliban were injured in an explosion in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, local media reported citing officials as saying. Aqil Jan Ozam, deputy spokesman of the Interior Ministry, said the explosion targeted a military vehicle in Police District 9 of Kabul city at around 11 am (local time) on Wednesday, Tolo News reported. It further reported that […]

Taliban’s acting FM Muttaqi meets Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front leader Ahmad Massoud

Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday met Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) Ahmad Massoud and Ismail Khan, the former governor of Herat province in Tehran. The Islamic Emirate delegation which is currently in Iran is led by Muttaqi. “Yes, we met with Ahmad Massoud, Commander Ismail Khan and other Afghans. We assured all of them that […]

Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front denies meeting with Taliban in Iran

Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) on Monday denied meeting between Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi and the head of the NRF in Iran. Spokesperson of NRF Sibghatullah Ahmadi told Hasht-e-Sub (Afghan newspaper) that no meeting between the two has been conducted in Tehran, reported The Khaama Press. Taliban spokesperson Bilal Karimi […]

Taliban announces closure of all general baths of women in northern Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday announced the closure of all general baths of women in northern Balkh-bordering Uzbekistan- province. As the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is taking root across the country, their restrictions especially on women have begun, reported The Khaama Press. The decision was made unanimously by religious scholars and provincial officials of the Directorate of Promotion of Virtue […]

Taliban prevents border fencing with Pakistan meant to divide Pashtuns: Report

The recent incidents on the Afghan-Pak border has brought to light the age-old issue of Durand Line that Pakistan had hoped to resolve with the Taliban holding the reins in Kabul. On Friday, the Khaama Press news agency reported a second such incident in the recent past when Taliban’s local affiliates said that they stopped the Pakistani military from erecting barbed-wire […]