Taliban-run Kabul govt. tells women workers to stay home

Women employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim Mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday. Witnesses, meanwhile, said an explosion targeted a Taliban vehicle in Jalalabad. Hospital officials said five people…

Xi Jinping calls for a ‘moderate’ Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended ‘an informal meeting’ with officials from Russia, Pakistan and Iran China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday called on the new government in Afghanistan “to adopt prudent and moderate” policies and said its neighbours should encourage Kabul to do so, with Beijing stepping up its diplomacy…

Democrats shift blame for Afghanistan withdrawal chaos to Trump

Washington, DC – As Democrats in the United States scramble to defend the Biden administration against growing criticism for the country’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a new tactic is emerging: highlighting former President Donald Trump’s role. At a congressional hearing on Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed that…