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Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee warns America, praises Taliban in chilling video

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Ibrahim al Qosi, 60, pled guilty in 2010 to providing support for terrorism and al Qaeda in exchange for repatriation in 2012. He started to appear in al Qaeda videos just three years after his return.  The newest vi...

Taliban to resume issuing passports to Afghan citizens

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Afghanistan will resume issuing passports to its citizens, its interior ministry announced Tuesday, in a first under the country's new Taliban government. Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said it will provide ap...

Kabul faces blackout as Taliban fails to pay the bills

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Unless addressed, the situation could cause a humanitarian disaster, warned Daud Noorzai, who resigned as chief executive of the country’s state power monopoly, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, nearly two weeks after ...

Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves ‘a number of civilians dead,’ Taliban say

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An explosion ripped through a crowd outside the entrance of a mosque in central Kabul on Sunday, leaving a number of civilians dead, a Taliban spokesman said. The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the...

Ex-NYC Uber driver on trial for allegedly trying to join Taliban and ‘kill Americans’

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Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, faces terrorism charges over his alleged plot to join the extremist group that prosecutors say he spent a year planning, according to The Washington Post.  "He wasn’t just any other trav...

Afghanistan is the world’s opium king. Can the Taliban afford to kill off their ‘un-Islamic’ cash cow?

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When the khaki-colored landscapes of Afghanistan are transformed by a patchwork of pink, white and purple each spring, farmers rejoice. Their cash crop of poppies is ready for harvesting. Opium cultivation has long ...

Taliban warn barbers in one province not to trim beards, report says

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The BBC reported Sunday that it viewed a note posted on salons in the province that carried the directive. The report said grooming for men in the country has changed since the last time the Taliban held power, but s...

Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

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Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought to the main square and three bodies were moved to other parts of the city for public display...

Taliban put alleged kidnappers’ bodies on display

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The Taliban in Afghanistan have put on public display the bodies of four men who were killed after they allegedly carried out a kidnapping in the western city of Herat. A journalist in the city told CNN that a grou...

ISIS affiliate claims spate of attacks on Taliban in Afghan city of Jalalabad

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The eastern city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan has seen a spate of attacks against the Taliban this week by the group IS Khorasan (ISIS-K), an affiliate of ISIS. ISIS-K claimed three attacks in the city on Wednesday ...

Taliban founder says strict punishment, amputations to return to Afghanistan

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"Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments," Turabi said in Kabul during an interview, which was published Thursday by the Assoc...

Taliban requests representation at the United Nations, kicking off credentials battle

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United Nations Headquarters, New York The Taliban has requested representation at this week's United Nations General Assembly, a move that is expected to kick off a diplomatic battle with the preexisting Afghan envoy...

Taliban names spokesman as Afghanistan’s ambassador to UN

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A letter from Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi sent to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres first confirmed the news, and Reuters first reported it. Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told Fox...

Trey Yingst uncovers how American military equipment is serving Afghan Taliban

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TREY YINGST: Most of the American and Afghan military equipment at Kabul's airport was destroyed by U.S. forces before they left Kabul. That's not the case for the rest of Afghanistan. There are thousands of Humvees,...

Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

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The international community has warned that it will judge the Taliban by their actions, and that recognition of a Taliban-led government would be linked to the treatment of women and minorities.  In their previous ru...

San Diego couple trapped in Afghanistan returning to US after weeks of Taliban harassment, Darrell Issa says

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"This is a cause for celebration and the result of almost countless hours of work under very difficult conditions," Issa said in the release posted to his website. "Our team simply would not give up, and today it pai...