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The West has a golden opportunity to engage the Taliban

Externa nyheter Sultan Barakat: The appointment of a new prime minister in Kabul signals the Taliban’s openness to dialogue. Western leaders should not miss this chance.

UNICEF voices concern over polio cases

Externa nyheter UNICEF has considered the registration of three positive cases of polio in Nangarhar province as a cause for concern and has announced the start of polio vaccination in eastern Afghanistan to prevent the spread of this disease to other parts of the country.

Iran And The Taliban Clash As Water Dispute Boils Over

Externa nyheter Tensions remain high following the deaths of troops from both sides on May 27, with Taliban and Iranian officials digging in on their positions with increased military activity and fresh warnings.

Taliban’s treatment of women and girls should be investigated as the crime against humanity of gender persecution

Externa nyheter The Taliban’s severe restrictions and unlawful crackdown on women and girls’ rights should be investigated as possible crimes under international law, including the crime against humanity of gender persecution, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists said in a new joint report.

Ministry: China Interested in Investing in Afghanistan’s Lithium

Externa nyheter The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said that China and other countries are interested in investing in Afghanistan's lithium resources.

Direct flights between Afghanistan-China resume after three years

Externa nyheter Direct flights between Afghanistan and China resumed on Wednesday when an Ariana Airlines plane left Kabul for Urumqi, China.

A Ban, a Resolution and a Meeting: A look at the May 2023 meeting in Doha

Externa nyheter The gathering took place in the shadow of the extension of an Islamic Emirate ban on women working from NGOs to the UN and a chaotic few weeks for the UN. AAN’s Roxanna Shapour and Kate Clark have been sifting through Guterres’ press statement and the various reactions to the gathering.

Taliban repression of Afghan women is form of apartheid, says Nelson Mandela widow Graça Machel

Externa nyheter Taliban repression of Afghan women is a form of apartheid and the world must fight it with the same resolve it showed white rule in South Africa, the widow of Nelson Mandela has said.

Afghanistan’s Crisis Requires a Coherent, Coordinated International Response

Externa nyheter William Byrd: The Taliban’s missteps are harming their own interests but are even worse for Afghans. Here’s what the international community can do.