Confrontation between Taliban factions at presidential palace rumoured

Kabul: Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet last week. The Cabinet is more in line with the Taliban’s harsh rule in the 1990s than their recent promises of inclusiveness, said two Afghans familiar with the power struggle. The wrangling has taken place behind the scenes, but rumours quickly […]

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Horror as Taliban thugs ‘attack women and children with whips and sticks before firing guns’ amid chaos at Kabul airport

TALIBAN thugs have attacked women and children with whips and sticks before firing their guns amid chaos at Kabul airport, reports claim. At least half dozen were wounded, within the hour of violent escalation, including a mother and young son. These shocking photos show the horror reality for Afghans who are trying to escape the Taliban-infested territory. Thousands of citizens […]

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My friends are on the Taliban’s kill list, hiding in cellars with kids and ‘disappearing’ – it’s terrifying

I’M sitting in my home in Hastings, a peaceful East Sussex seaside town, my inbox full of pleas for help from Afghanistan – which has now become hell on Earth.  Female university professors. Magazine editors. Doctors. Judges. High profile people in Afghanistan. Everyone knew these women were going to be a target when the Taliban took over. But they’re coming […]

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