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  • Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban 'heavy-handedness'

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban.

    CNN
  • Pakistan airline axes Afghanistan flights after 'heavy-handed' interference by Taliban

    The airline said on Thursday staff in Kabul had faced last-minute changes in regulations and flight permissions and intimidating behaviour from Taliban commanders since new government.

    Mail Online
  • The Taliban is Helping Americans Leave Afghanistan

    Trevor Filseth Afghanistan, While there have been reports of reprisals against some, U.S. citizens have mostly been left alone, possibly due to the Taliban’s growing concerns about its international reputation and its desire for diplomatic recognition abroad. Following the Taliban capture of Kabul on August 15, with hundreds of American civilians still present in the city, there were fears that the group would attempt to institute reprisals against Americans or otherwise prevent them from...

    The National Interest
  • In Afghanistan, ISIS-K is Infiltrating the Taliban

    Trevor Filseth ISIS-K, The Taliban’s leadership ordered all of the group’s commanders to investigate their foot soldiers’ backgrounds, hoping to weed out members of other extremist groups hiding among the Taliban’s ranks. The Islamic State’s “Khorasan Province,” or ISIS-K, has waged a small but highly active insurgency in Afghanistan—first against the internationally-recognized Afghan government, aided by the United States and other coalition forces, and then against the Taliban, following...

    The National Interest
  • Is Afghanistan’s economy unravelling under the Taliban?

    Several weeks after the Taliban takeover, the Afghan economy is at an abrupt and perilous standstill. Pamela Constable explores the effect it’s having on people

    The Independent
  • Are Taliban Fighters Helping Americans Leave Afghanistan?

    Trevor Filseth Afghanistan, Asia Many U.S. citizens wishing to leave Afghanistan have been able to leave without pushback from the country’s new government. Following the Taliban capture of Kabul on August 15, with hundreds of American civilians still present in the city, there were fears that the group would attempt to institute reprisals against Americans or otherwise prevent them from leaving the country.   However, while there have been reports of reprisals against some Afghans who served...

    The National Interest
  • Afghanistan’s Taliban nightmare — and how women are resisting

    With the Taliban back in power, courageous Afghan women are speaking out about their dreams and their future.

    Global News