British envoy Simon Gass meets with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special envoy met Taliban leaders in Afghanistan to discuss the humanitarian crisis and ways to prevent the country from becoming an incubator for militants. Simon Gass, Johnson’s high representative for Afghanistan, met Taliban leaders including Amir Khan Muttaqi, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Foreign Office said.… Read More British envoy Simon Gass meets with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government agreed to their evacuation, a U.S. official said. The departures will be among the first international flights to take off from Kabul airport since the Islamist… Read More Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government on Tuesday, including an associate of the Islamist militant movement’s founder as premier and a wanted man on a U.S. terrorism list as interior minister. World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an… Read More Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

Afghan politicians meet with Taliban representatives in Qatar as fighting intensifies

Afghan politicians met with representatives of the Taliban insurgents in Qatar on Saturday with each side calling for peace even as fighting escalates and uproots thousands of people. Two decades of conflict have taken a turn for the worse as U.S.-led international forces withdraw and the Taliban launch offensives around Afghanistan, taking districts and border… Read More Afghan politicians meet with Taliban representatives in Qatar as fighting intensifies