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Aid group NRC resumes work with female staff in Taliban heartland

An Afghan woman and a girl walk in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 9th November, 2022.

United NationsReuters An international aid agency in Afghanistan has resumed operations in the southern province of Kandahar – the birthplace of the Taliban and home to its supreme spiritual leader – after its Afghan female staff were allowed to return to work. The move comes after Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General Jan Egeland told Reuters […]

Blast at Shi’ite mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar kills dozens

Afghanistan Kandahar mosque attack

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Suicide bombers attacked a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 35 people, the second week in a row that militants bombed Friday prayers and killed dozens of worshippers from the minority sect. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s attack in Kandahar, but Islamic State […]

Taliban seize more Afghan cities, assault on capital Kabul expected

Afghanistan Kabul IDPs2

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Taliban insurgents have seized Afghanistan’s second- and third-biggest cities, local officials said on Friday, as resistance from government forces crumbled and fears grew that an assault on the capital Kabul could be just days away. A government official confirmed that Kandahar, the economic hub of the south, was under Taliban control as US-led […]

Taliban overrun northern Afghan cities of Kunduz, Sar-e Pul, Taloqan

Afghanistan Kunduz

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Taliban fighters overran three provincial capitals including the strategic north-eastern city of Kunduz on Sunday, local officials said, as the insurgents intensified pressure on the north and threatened further cities.  The insurgents have taken dozens of districts and border crossings in recent months and put pressure on several provincial capitals, including Herat in […]