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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...

Taliban official claims Americans are ‘safe’ in Afghanistan, says there’s no ‘infighting’ among leaders

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Inside the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Yingst told "America’s Newsroom" Wednesday, that the Taliban entered the Afghan capital and freed thousands of fellow fighters.  The fighters from the Logar province said it ...

Afghanistan women’s rights protester says Taliban violence won’t stop future demonstrations

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"It might be quite challenging for everybody to go out and to still resist and do demonstrations, but that will not stop people," the activist said. "That will not stop women." The woman, whose identity Fox News is n...

Sen. Joni Ernst leads senators in asking Blinken to designate Taliban as foreign terrorist organization

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The Taliban, a Sunni Islamist nationalist group, recently regained control of Afghanistan after the Biden administration ordered a full withdrawal of the U.S. military from the country following 20 years of war.  "Si...

Taliban fighters reportedly brawl inside presidential palace over power divide

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The BBC’s report Wednesday, citing senior Taliban officials, said the fight was between two factions that wanted to take credit for defeating the U.S. Mulllah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s deputy prime minister,...