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US offers $10 Million reward for information on ISIS-K Leader

A $10-million reward has been offered by the United States for information leading to the “identification or location” of the leader of the Afghanistan regional chapter of the ISIS group known as ISIS-K. The handsome reward being offered by the US State Department, is being extended to anyone who can give information that would aid […]

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Top editor exits after clash with CBS News boss over rescue of Afghan journalists

A top editor at CBS News resigned last week after clashing with the network’s co-president over whether to rescue Afghan journalists and fixers from the chaos-ridden country last year, The Post has learned.

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‘TikTok, Boom.’ Review: A Documentary Looks at How TikTok Is Changing the World

TikTok, the omnipresent video-based social-media app that launched five years ago, has always seemed a less serious, more frivolously youthquakey destination than a number of other online networking services — most obviously Facebook. Yet as Shalini Kantayya’s sprightly, informative documentary “TikTok, Boom.” makes clear, there are more levels to the TikTok phenomenon than there are […]

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Afghanistan’s Taliban told they can’t take their guns to the funfair

Taliban fighters flocked to amusement parks in Afghan cities and towns after they took over the country in August.AFP via Getty Images Of particular attraction for Taliban fighters was one of Kabul’s largest amusement parks and a waterside park at the Qargha reservoir, in the city’s western outskirts. read more Fighters clutching automatic rifles queued for up carousel […]

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Animation Directors Use New Tech and Styles to Tell Modern Stories

In today’s high-tech world, there are as many ways to make an animated film as there are film genres. Each year’s top animated features span everything from family fare to real-life documentaries and everything in between, and today’s animation directors have as many, or as few, tools at their disposal to tell their stories as […]

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Afghan Director Shahrbanoo Sadat on Her Academy Museum Retro and Why ‘Comedy Is Perfect’

Last August, Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat managed to escape from Kabul with part of her family as Taliban fighters took over the city while U.S. forces withdrew. Now, her “Weekend With…Shahrbanoo Sadat” event at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, starting on Saturday Jan. 29, will give U.S. audiences an opportunity to […]

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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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Unique Beatles and John Lennon Items From Julian Lennon’s Collection Up for NFT Auction (EXCLUSIVE)

John Lennon’s coat from the “Magical Mystery Tour” film, his cape from “Help!,” three guitars, and Paul McCartney’s handwritten arrangement notes for “Hey Jude” — all from John’s son Julian’s private collection — are going up for NFT auction on Feb. 7, the first in a series to be rolled out over the coming months. […]

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Afghan baby who went missing after being handed to US soldier reunited with family

went missing in November after he was handed to US troops over a wall at Kabul’s airport amid the chaotic evacuation has been reunited with his family, according to a report. Sohail Ahmadi, who was two months old when he disappeared Aug. 19, was reunited with his relatives in Kabul, Reuters reported Saturday. The baby’s father, former US embassy guard Mirza […]

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FBI joins search for 3-year-old Afghan refugee who went missing from playground

CNN said Thursday. FBI dive teams have joined the exhaustive search for the young girl, whose family was relocated to the US from Afghanistan, the network reported Tuesday. “They flew in from Washington DC last night and have been here all day,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus reportedly said. “I wish I could be […]

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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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Desperate Afghan dad tries to sell his daughter for £420 to keep his other children from starving under the Taliban rule

An Afghan dad has revealed he is prepared to sell his four-year-old daughter for £420 to feed the rest of his family. Mir Nazir, a former police officer, is one of millions in the country facing a hellish life under the Taliban. As their country’s currency collapses and prices soar, many have resorted to selling […]

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Afghan women can study at university but not in the same room as men, Taliban declare

The Taliban has declared that Afghan women will be allowed to study at university, but not in the same room as men. The group’s acting higher education minister also said that male teachers will not be permitted to teach female students under new rules. The announcement comes amid concerns that Afghanistan’s return to Taliban rule […]

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Afghan minister becomes bicycle courier in Germany after moving there for a better life

A former communications minister in the Afghan government is now a delivery man in the eastern city of Leipzig after moving to Germany for a better life. Sayed Sadaat moved to Germany last December in the hope of a better future. He said some people back home in Afghanistan criticised him for taking such a […]

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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

Presumptive Democratic Nominee, and Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden The ISIS-K, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who are in control of the country, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Last night, August 26, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed at […]

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Taliban tells Afghan women to stay home and avoid work because soldiers are ‘not trained’ to respect them

Suicide bombing in Afghan Women and girls in Afghanistan have been warned by the Taliban to stay at home, admitting they were not safe in the presence of the militant group’s soldiers. According to Taliban spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid, women should not go to work for their own safety a clear shift in the group’s messaging, […]

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Joe Biden rejects pleas by UK, France and Germany to extend Afghan evacuation beyond 31 August

Joe Biden US President, Joe Biden has rejected pleas from his fellow G7 leaders to extend the evacuation date of people from Aghanistan beyond August 31 . According to Biden, who will have the Afghanistan debacle as one of his foreign policy failures, the U.S. is on pace to complete its evacuation operation in Afghanistan […]

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12 Die In Afghan Mosque Blast

      At least 12 people were killed in a mosque blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Friday, shattering the calm on the second day of a holiday ceasefire between the warring Taliban and government forces. Among those killed was the imam, who was leading Friday prayers at the mosque for […]

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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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