1. Violence surges in Pakistan's tribal belt as Taliban, IS-K go on attack  BBC News
  2. Inside an Afghan School the U.S. Helped Build, Then Destroy | Afghanistan News  The New York Times
  3. Under the Taliban, Afghan journalists face fresh threats and uncertainty  NPR
  4. Opinion | My Toxic Afghan Love Story  The New York Times
  5. Al Qaeda successfully played ‘long game’ in Afghanistan, FBI and UN officials say  Yahoo News
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The BBC reports from Pakistan's beleaguered tribal areas, which are seeing a surge in violence.The BBC reports from Pakistan's beleaguered tribal areas, which are seeing a surge in violence.

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This month, 93 members of Afghanistan National Institute of Music, including half of the renowned Zohra Orchestra, left the country. But about 180 remain trapped in Kabul.This month, 93 members of Afghanistan National Institute of Music, including half of the renowned Zohra Orchestra, left the country. But about 180 remain trapped in Kabul.

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Taliban creates commission to expel unfavorable members - The Khaama Press News Agency

School-aged girls in Kabul urged the Islamic Emirate to immediately reopen secondary high schools for girls and young women. School-aged girls in Kabul urged the Islamic Emirate to immediately reopen secondary high schools for girls and young women. 

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Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Masud briefly visited Dushanbe for Afghan peace talks mediated by Tajikistan and Pakistan, but the Taliban failed to show up, several sources say.Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Masud briefly visited Dushanbe for Afghan peace talks mediated by Tajikistan and Pakistan, but the Taliban failed to show up, several sources say.

Resistance Leader Masud 'Visited Dushanbe' For Afghan Peace Talks But Taliban Didn't Show Up

For the last 20 years, U.S.-Pakistan relations have been defined by the needs of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. With that war having ended with an outcome as ignominious as a Taliban takeover, the relationship is at a clear crossroads.For the last 20 years, U.S.-Pakistan relations have been defined by the needs of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. With that war having ended with an outcome as ignominious as a Taliban takeover, the relationship is at a clear crossroads.

Post Afghanistan, US-Pakistan relations stand on the edge of a precipice

Many have stopped working, fearing retribution amid uncertainty about Taliban rules. "I do not want to fall into the hands of the Taliban," one says. "I don't want to be cut up into pieces."Many have stopped working, fearing retribution amid uncertainty about Taliban rules. "I do not want to fall into the hands of the Taliban," one says. "I don't want to be cut up into pieces."

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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s defense ministry has completed the evacuation of another 160 Afghans who had initially been left behind following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The new group joins the 83 people Spain flew into an air base near Madrid on Monday. MADRID (AP) — Spain’s defense ministry has completed the evacuation of another 160 Afghans who had initially been left behind following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The new group joins the 83 people Spain flew into an air base near Madrid on Monday.

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Afghan girls, who have been confined to their homes, urge the Taliban not to snatch their right to education.Afghan girls, who have been confined to their homes, urge the Taliban not to snatch their right to education.

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Shortage of specialised doctors in Afghanistan means patients seek lifesaving care in Pakistan, but conventions have changedShortage of specialised doctors in Afghanistan means patients seek lifesaving care in Pakistan, but conventions have changed

Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border | Global development | The Guardian

Taliban say they support cricket and are fully behind the development of the game, says ACB chief

'Officially no ban on women’s sport, especially cricket': ACB chief

Project Dynamo is still evacuating Americans and US visa holders out of Afghanistan even after Western militaries have all withdrawn from the country.Project Dynamo is still evacuating Americans and US visa holders out of Afghanistan even after Western militaries have all withdrawn from the country.

Inside Civilian Effort to Get Remaining Americans Out of Afghanistan

Denied access to school due to the Taliban's failure to reopen secondary schools for girls, one Afghan teenager has taken to the Internet to try to exercise her basic right to an education. But her s…Denied access to school due to the Taliban's failure to reopen secondary schools for girls, one Afghan teenager has taken to the Internet to try to exercise her basic right to an education. But her s…

Online education is the only hope for Afghan schoolgirl, but it’s a slog

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Nearly two months after the Taliban established their control over Afghanistan, the situation in the region remains in a flux.Nearly two months after the Taliban established their control over Afghanistan, the situation in the region remains in a flux.

After Savouring Moment of Triumph, Pakistan Will Now Face Moment of Truth in Afghanistan | ORF

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The Taliban learn just how hard governing Afghanistan is - The Spectator World

Al Qaeda has been "strategically patient" and successfully "played the long game" in Afghanistan through its close relationship with the Taliban and Haqqani network, according to two key international security officials from the FBI and the United Nations.Al Qaeda has been "strategically patient" and successfully "played the long game" in Afghanistan through its close relationship with the Taliban and Haqqani network, according to two key international security officials from the FBI and the United Nations.

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Turkey can help Afghanistan understand the expectations of the international community, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, Pakistan's ambassador to Turkey,...Turkey can help Afghanistan understand the expectations of the international community, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, Pakistan's ambassador to Turkey,...

‘Turkey can help Afghans understand int’l community’s expectations’ | Daily Sabah

The Taliban have reportedly permitted some Afghan girls to return to their middle and high school studies. The Taliban have reportedly permitted some Afghan girls to return to their middle and high school studies. 

Taliban permit some girls to return to school: report | TheHill

The Taliban have reportedly permitted some Afghan girls to return to their middle and high school studies. The Taliban have reportedly permitted some Afghan girls to return to their middle and high school studies. 

Taliban permit some girls to return to school: report | TheHill

The international community, particularly the music and music research communities, must stand with the Afghan musicians when it comes to protecting their cultural rights and human rights.The international community, particularly the music and music research communities, must stand with the Afghan musicians when it comes to protecting their cultural rights and human rights.

The global music community must help Afghan musicians resist a Taliban music ban

The global music community must help Afghan musicians resist a Taliban music ban

The Taliban’s victory was local. ISIS still wants the world.The Taliban’s victory was local. ISIS still wants the world.

Keep Your Eyes on Afghanistan’s ISIS-K - Defense One

While girls across most of Afghanistan remain at home while brothers go to high school, classes in some northern areas have been open for all students, highlighting regional differences starting to emerge two months after the Taliban seized power.While girls across most of Afghanistan remain at home while brothers go to high school, classes in some northern areas have been open for all students, highlighting regional differences starting to emerge two months after the Taliban seized power.

In northern Afghanistan, girls' schools working despite ban elsewhere | Reuters

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Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan highlighted that India has consistently called for a broad, inclusive process that involves the representation of all sections of Afghans.Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan highlighted that India has consistently called for a broad, inclusive process that involves the representation of all sections of Afghans.

Change in authority in Kabul was neither through negotiations nor inclusive: India at UNSC - World News

The Taliban have been getting many suitors lately. They are far from the “pariah” that the Biden administration thought they were destined to be. DuringThe Taliban have been getting many suitors lately. They are far from the “pariah” that the Biden administration thought they were destined to be. During the past month alone, the Taliban received s…

The Taliban has many suitors lining up to help - Asia Times

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has organised a line-up of keynote guests to speak at Saturday's online event, including two leading Taliban figures.The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has organised a line-up of keynote guests to speak at Saturday's online event, including two leading Taliban figures.

Outrage as Australian Federation of Islamic Councils invites Taliban figures to speak at webinar | Daily Mail Online

There is a big question mark as to which direction our country is heading towards? There is a big question mark as to which direction our country is heading towards?

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Broadcaster Justin Smith says the Taliban speaking at an Australian Muslim organisation’s event is “not a free speech issue”. The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils is holding an online forum, which will include two senior Taliban representatives, to discuss the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ and the Muslim diaspora. “These are some of the worst people in the world,” Mr Smith told Sky News host Chris Kenny. “This is a little bit like if a Christian organisation decided to get three members of the KKK to speak at an event.”<p>Broadcaster Justin Smith says the Taliban speaking at an Australian Muslim organisation&rsquo;s event is &ldquo;not a free speech issue&rdquo;. The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils is holding an online forum, which will include two senior Taliban representatives, to discuss the &lsquo;Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan&rsquo; and the Muslim diaspora. &ldquo;These are some of the worst people in the world,&rdquo; Mr Smith told Sky News host Chris Kenny. &ldquo;This is a little bit like if a Christian organisation decided to get three members of the KKK to speak at an event.&rdquo; </p>

Islamic council forum with Taliban ‘not a free speech issue’ | Sky News Australia

South Asia News: KABUL: Girls and teachers have urged the Taliban to reopen schools for girls and young women.South Asia News: KABUL: Girls and teachers have urged the Taliban to reopen schools for girls and young women.

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South Asia News: KABUL: Girls and teachers have urged the Taliban to reopen schools for girls and young women.South Asia News: KABUL: Girls and teachers have urged the Taliban to reopen schools for girls and young women.

Girls, teachers urge Taliban to reopen schools - Times of India

Longe-range aircraft sent to bring back some of more than 300 interpreters stuck in Afghanistan after emergency airlift out of Kabul endedLonge-range aircraft sent to bring back some of more than 300 interpreters stuck in Afghanistan after emergency airlift out of Kabul ended

Revealed: RAF’s secret mission to rescue Afghan translators from the Taliban

A former director at a government ministry in Afghanistan says she used to travel the world, working for her people and championing the rights of women. Now, with the Taliban in power, she has no income and just stays home watching TV news.A former director at a government ministry in Afghanistan says she used to travel the world, working for her people and championing the rights of women. Now, with the Taliban in power, she has no income and just stays home watching TV news.

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The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has defended the online event that will host two Taliban speakers.The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has defended the online event that will host two Taliban speakers.

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PIA mulls suspending flights to Afghanistan - SAMAA

It has been nearly a month since the Taliban effectively banned girls from secondary education by ordering schools to re-open only for boys. Millions of teenage girls across the country are now denied the opportunity to continue their education. It has been nearly a month since the Taliban effectively banned girls from secondary education by ordering schools to re-open only for boys. Millions of teenage girls across the country are now denied the opportunity to continue their education. 

Afghanistan ‘is in crisis and nobody knows how to control it’, says girls’ education activist – Channel 4 News

Music shops in the centre of Herat stand empty with “for rent” signs on the metal shutters. The heart of Afghanistan’s music scene has fallen silent after hundrMusic shops in the centre of Herat stand empty with “for rent” signs on the metal shutters. The heart of Afghanistan’s music scene has fallen silent after hundr

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