Conflict

Stench of death : villagers flee site of Ethiopia mass killings

Bodies of rebel fighters dot the roads and fields leading to Chenna, a village in the mountains of northern Ethiopia that this month saw one...

Ukraine says soldier killed by separatists in fresh fighting

Ukraine said Tuesday that one of its soldiers had been killed by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country in a fresh outbreak of fighting...

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show ‘heart’

The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Afghanistan, and urged the United States...

Qatar won’t take ‘responsibility’ for Kabul airport without Taliban agreement

Qatar warned Tuesday it would not take responsibility for Kabul airport without "clear" agreements with all involved, including the Taliban,...

Taliban probing bank accounts linked to Afghan ex-officials

The Taliban are investigating the accounts of former high-ranking Afghan government members to check for ill-gotten gains, officials said Tuesday.

Afghan Hazaras studying in Iraq fear return home to Taliban rule

Many Afghans from the Hazara ethnic minority studying in Iraq's city of Najaf watched in terror as their homeland fell back into Taliban hands.

Blinken asks Pakistan to ‘line up’ in pressuring Taliban

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Monday on Pakistan to deny legitimacy to the Taliban unless they meet international demands, acknowledging...

UN chief pleads for ‘lifeline’ for Afghanistan, engagement with Taliban

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday urged the international community to engage with the Taliban and to provide a "lifeline" of desperately needed...

UN chief urges donors to give Afghans ‘lifeline’

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to dig deep and provide desperately needed aid to Afghans, and to support women and others...

Taliban co-founder releases audio statement after death rumours

The Taliban co-founder and now deputy prime minister of Afghanistan released an audio statement Monday saying he was alive and well after news...

First foreign commercial flight since Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

An international commercial flight touched down in the Afghan capital on Monday, the first since the Taliban retook power last month.

Israeli foreign minister proposes development plan for Gaza

Israel's foreign minister has proposed improving living conditions in Gaza in exchange for calm from the enclave's Hamas Islamist leaders, aiming...

Taliban say will allow women at universities, but mixed classes banned

Afghan women will be allowed to attend university as long as they study separately from men, the Taliban's new higher education minister said...

Afghan police return to work alongside Taliban at airport

Afghan police at Kabul airport have returned to work manning checkpoints alongside Taliban security for the first time since the Islamists seized...

Kabul airport women brave fears to return to work

Less than a month after the Taliban rolled into the Afghan capital, Rabia Jamal made a tough decision -- she would brave the hardliners and return...

Warlord chic : Taliban make themselves at home in Dostum’s mansion

Taliban fighters have taken over the glitzy Kabul mansion of one of their fiercest enemies -- the warlord and fugitive ex-vice president Abdul...

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