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Afghans forced to sell children, organs during Taliban takeover, starvation

basic food needs. For many years in Afghanistan, people have been selling their kidneys without hesitation to get a piece of bread. The interruption of international aid following the Taliban’s takeover of the country and harsh winter conditions are putting the lives of millions of people already living in poverty at risk. Thousands of Afghans, […]

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Afghan man who escaped the Taliban is desperate to relocate his family to US

volunteer group Project Dynamo, which has been helping US citizens and green card holders escape from the Taliban-controlled country. But his father, mother and younger brother lacked the necessary paperwork to travel with him to safety. “I am working on getting them visas for immediate family,” Ebadi said. “But millions of other Afghans are trying […]

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Americans evacuated from Afghanistan by vets group land at JFK

leave a younger brother and his parents in the war-torn and economically ravaged country. “They were in serious danger, because I was supporting the US Army back in home,” he said. Edadi and the other evacuees, including more than a dozen kids, were rescued from the Taliban-controlled country by Project Dynamo, a volunteer, civilian group […]

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Two Afghan police killed as Kabul hit by bomb blasts

In recent months, Afghanistan has been rocked by bombings, rocket attacks and targeted killings. Two Afghan policemen were killed when three separate “sticky bombs” exploded in Kabul, the latest violence to hit the Afghan capital in recent weeks. The policemen were killed when the bomb attached to their vehicle exploded in a central district of […]

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Nine dead as Kabul car bombing targets Afghan lawmaker

A car bombing in Kabul targeting an Afghan lawmaker killed at least nine people, officials said. Lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak survived the blast but is among 20 injured including women and children, Afghan Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said. It is unclear whether the explosive was planted in a car parked on the lawmaker’s route or […]

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Car bomb kills Kabul’s deputy governor

A blast from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Tuesday killed Deputy Governor of Afghanistan’s Kabul, Mohibullah Mohammadi, and his secretary, officials said. Kabul police confirmed that the IED was placed on their vehicle in Macroryan 4 in Kabul’s PD9 district, reported TOLO News. “Mohibullah Mohammadi, deputy Governor of Kabul, and his secretary were killed […]

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Taliban-Afghan government agreement marred by document’s wording

A breakthrough on an initial agreement reached between Taliban and government negotiators has been held up at the last minute after the insurgent group balked at the document’s preamble because it mentioned the Afghan government by name. Teams representing the Taliban and the Afghan government have been negotiating in the Qatari capital since September to […]

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Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security officials

A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months. The post Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security officials appeared first on TODAY.

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Historic Talks Commence Between Taliban, Afghan Government

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech, via video call, during the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on September 12, 2020. KARIM JAAFAR / AFP Historic peace talks opened between the Taliban and the Afghan government on Saturday, with the warring parties […]

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