Taliban demand release of $10B frozen by US, Europe

Taliban demand release of B frozen by US, Europe

The Taliban began their first meeting with Western officials since taking control of Afghanistan last August demanding the release of $10 billion in assets frozen by the United States and European countries. Meetings aimed at stemming the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan began behind closed doors on Sunday at a hotel in Oslo, Norway. “We … Read more

Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover

Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Taliban and Western diplomats have begun their first formal talks in Europe since taking control of Afghanistan in August. The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital. Taliban representatives are sure to press their demand for nearly $10 billion frozen by … Read more

Songs of Hope: A Benefit Concert for Afghanistan at the Barbican review: about time

Songs of Hope: A Benefit Concert for Afghanistan at the Barbican review: about time

Review at a glance T here hasn’t been an Afghan rubab player doing a solo concert on the Barbican stage before and it’s a shame that it takes the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan to make it happen, for this concert, entitled Songs of Hope: A Benefit Concert for Afghanistan. Homayoun Sakhi is one … Read more

Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition

Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi began three days of talks in Oslo on Sunday with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid deteriorating peace humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings were taking place in a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian … Read more

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

KABUL—The Afghan Taliban are battling a rebellion of ethnic minority fighters within their own ranks in the north of the country, a sign that ties are fraying within the alliance built by the Islamist group that took control of the country. country in August. Some Uzbeks who have joined the Taliban, which is dominated by … Read more

First Afghan human rights activists arrive six months after Ottawa pledges to help

First Afghan human rights activists arrive six months after Ottawa pledges to help

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser speaks during Question Period in Ottawa on December 10, 2021.Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press Six months after the federal government pledged to help thousands of Afghan women leaders, human rights activists and journalists flee to Canada, the first plane has landed. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser on Tuesday announced the arrival … Read more

YouTube removes ‘Blood on Your Hands’ video by singer-songwriter John Ondrasik who criticized Biden

YouTube removes “Blood on Your Hands” video by Five for Fighting singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, who criticized Biden for failed Afghan withdrawal A search for the song shows a video with lyrics and a still image video that plays “Blood on my hands”, but does not appear to show the video posted by Ondrasik The singer … Read more

India sends drugs to Afghanistan, wheat will follow

India sends drugs to Afghanistan, wheat will follow

India has delivered two tons of medicine to Afghanistan, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government Through ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press January 7, 2022, 12:21 • 2 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article NEW DELHI – India delivered two tons of medicine to Afghanistan on Friday, although it did … Read more

COMMENT: Ottawa’s failure in Afghanistan is a stain on the country – National

COMMENT: Ottawa’s failure in Afghanistan is a stain on the country – National

Whatever happens next in Afghanistan – or more precisely, happens to those we have left behind – August 26, 2021 will be remembered as a dark day in Canadian history. It also turned out to be a rather murderous day, even by the standards of a country that has been rocked by so much violence … Read more

1,400 kids evacuated without parents

1,400 kids evacuated without parents

More than 1,400 Afghan children have been taken from the war-torn country and airlifted to the United States without their parents since August – and hundreds are still being held by the government without families to claim them, according to a new report. Since the United States completed its chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan in … Read more