Faced with famine, Taliban official asks for humanitarian aid

An Afghan woman in a burqa asks for alms from passers-by on a snow-covered bridge in Kabul on January 6, 2022. MOHD RASFAN / AFP Few countries have experienced a 2021 year as tumultuous as Afghanistan, which fell to the Taliban. The country’s economy, already one of the poorest in the world, collapsed with the … Read more

In Afghanistan, the Taliban will resume issuing passports

Taliban fighters guard a checkpoint on a street in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on December 17, 2021. MOHD RASFAN / AFP The Afghan Taliban authorities announced, Saturday, December 18, the resumption of the issuance of passports in Kabul. This declaration gives hope to the many Afghans who feel threatened by the Islamists in power or … Read more

Interior Minister Nancy Faeser: More Afghanistan refugees, no rejection to Belarus

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The ambassadors of the Taliban and the Burmese junta still persona non grata at the UN

Burmese Ambassador to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun gives a three-fingered salute to rally opponents of the coup on February 26, 2021. – / AFP The Burmese and Afghan ambassadors appointed by their previous governments remain in place at the UN, and those proposed by the Burmese junta and the Taliban – who returned to … Read more

The ambassadors of the Taliban and the Burmese junta still persona non grata at the UN

Burmese Ambassador to the UN Kyaw Moe Tun gives a three-fingered salute to rally opponents of the coup on February 26, 2021. – / AFP The Burmese and Afghan ambassadors appointed by their previous governments remain in place at the UN, and those proposed by the Burmese junta and the Taliban – who returned to … Read more

concerns around “summary executions” of former police officers by the Taliban

The weapon of a Taliban soldier who hung a rose on it on December 4, 2021 in Kabul. Taliban leaders want to acquire international respectability, but an NGO report denounces “summary executions” of former members of the Afghan security forces. PETROS GIANNAKOURIS / AP Based on revelations from human rights organizations, the United States and … Read more

In Doha, the Taliban in search of dialogue with the West

Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi (second from left) on August 12, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. KARIM JAAFAR / AFP The future of Afghanistan continues to be written, in part, in Doha, Qatar. A delegation from the Taliban government began on Saturday, November 27, a series of meetings with representatives of Western countries to try … Read more

Taliban want EU help to keep Afghanistan airports running

The entrance to Kabul International Airport, September 5, 2021. WANA NEWS AGENCY / VIA REUTERS The Taliban have asked for help from the European Union (EU) to keep Afghan airports functioning during talks this weekend in Doha, where they pledged to allow the departure of those who wish, the Taliban said. ‘EU Sunday 28 November. … Read more