INDIA NEWS: Talks are underway with India about humanitarian food assistance for Afghanistan. UN’s WFP-The Hindu
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INDIA NEWS: Talks are underway with India about humanitarian food assistance for Afghanistan. UN’s WFP-The Hindu

INDIA NEWS: INDIA NEWS: Cecilia Garzon, Head of WFP’s Afghanistan Programme, stated that families have been severely restricted in their access to food because of several compounding factors. Talks have begun between India and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), for humanitarian food assistance for Afghanistan. Cecilia Garzon, Head Programme for Afghanistan at WFP, said…

CANADA NEWS: Analysis: A family from Afghanistan travels to Canada in a grueling journey
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CANADA NEWS: Analysis: A family from Afghanistan travels to Canada in a grueling journey

TORONTO — Canadians think they understand the words “relief” or “joy”, but in reality, we can’t grasp those words as well as Canadians who have lived the opposite. Sometimes, journalists get to see something that will stay with them forever. Thursday night was one such moment. After a lengthy quarantine in Toronto, the Hussaini family…

OPINION: Afghanistan Facing Famine
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OPINION: Afghanistan Facing Famine

(New York) – Donor countries, the United Nations, and international financial institutions should urgently address Afghanistan’s collapsed economy and broken banking system to prevent widespread famine, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN World Food Program has issued multiple warnings of worsening food insecurity and the risk of large-scale deaths from hunger throughout Afghanistan in…

ARGENTINA NEWS: El Día en Fotos con las mejores imágenes de Argentina y el Mundo
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ARGENTINA NEWS: El Día en Fotos con las mejores imágenes de Argentina y el Mundo

ARGENTINA NEWS: 1/100 na activista imitando a la ex primera dama argentina María Eva Duerte de Perón, Evita, asiste a una protesta en la que se pide a los líderes que asisten a la conferencia COP26 que compensen la deuda financiera, en Glasgow, Gran Bretaña, el 11 de noviembre de 2021. Un grupo de ciudadanos…

INDIA NEWS: Open to receiving Indian diplomats, humanitarian aid: Taliban
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INDIA NEWS: Open to receiving Indian diplomats, humanitarian aid: Taliban

INDIA NEWS: Taliban spokesperson and ambassador-designate to UN Suhail Shaheen. (Reuters) Amid renewed efforts by the government in Kabul to seek international recognition, the Taliban have said they are open to receiving Indian diplomats and providing security to them. And as winter fast approaches, threatening to worsen further the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesperson…

ARAB NEWS: Global democracy under attack despite Biden push
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ARAB NEWS: Global democracy under attack despite Biden push

KABUL: Afghanistan’s situation could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the UN. This was just a day after Afghanistan’s Taliban government demanded that the international community released the $1.2 billion pledged by the group of major importers. Afghanistan was plunged into an economic crisis after the Western-backed government collapsed. The Taliban…

SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: Pakistan’s Religious Ultra-Conservatism Is Having a Field Day: Saudi Arabia is On The Spot. Analysis by Eurasia Review
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SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: Pakistan’s Religious Ultra-Conservatism Is Having a Field Day: Saudi Arabia is On The Spot. Analysis by Eurasia Review

Sunni Muslim ultraconservatism is enjoying a field day. Barely Three months after the Taliban won in Afghanistan, Pakistan, which is the second-most populous Muslim-majority country, is poised to join Kabul as an outpost for religious intolerance, and Muslim supremacy. Pakistan has joined Afghanistan in standing with countries like Turkey, Iran, and others who advocate different…

RELIGION: Woman now thought to be Afghanistan’s last Jew flees country
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RELIGION: Woman now thought to be Afghanistan’s last Jew flees country

JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Zebulon Simentov branded himself as the “last Jew of Afghanistan,” the sole remnant of a centuries-old community. He charged reporters for interviews and held court in Kabul’s only remaining synagogue. He left the country last month for Istanbul after the Taliban seized power. Now it appears he was not the…

RELIGION: Afghan crisis and pandemic make for another somber Dia de los Muertos
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RELIGION: Afghan crisis and pandemic make for another somber Dia de los Muertos

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Helen Lopez remembers the joy of her 22-year-old grandson Hunter Lopez, a U.S. Marine corporal, when she would make her potato salad recipe that he loved so much. He would hug her and kiss her forehead when she made it. Hunter enjoyed eating everything, including tamales, doughnuts, and sweets. Lopez was…

OPINION: Afghanistan: Taliban ‘Vice’ Handbook Abusive
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OPINION: Afghanistan: Taliban ‘Vice’ Handbook Abusive

(New York) – Taliban officials in Afghanistan’s provinces are using a manual that imposes rules harsher than the abusive policies announced by their leaders in Kabul. And Taliban authorities often do not comply with the rights protections that the manual, from the Taliban’s Ministry of Vice and Virtue, sets out. The Taliban issued the “By-Law…

UK NEWS: Sky News
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UK NEWS: Sky News

. First LGBT+ Afghans to be helped by the UK government to leave Afghanistan – Sky News The first group of gay, bisexual and lesbian (LGBT+), Afghans to arrive in Britain after the UK government allowed them to leave Afghanistan. Under Taliban rule, LGBT+ people in Afghanistan are among the most vulnerable, with many facing…

CANADA NEWS: Canadian government urged to rescue Afghan interpreters long before American withdrawal, leaked emails reveal
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CANADA NEWS: Canadian government urged to rescue Afghan interpreters long before American withdrawal, leaked emails reveal

When the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan this summer, the Afghan interpreters and mission staff who had worked alongside the Canadian Armed Forces were left at the mercy of the Taliban. The Fifth Estate obtained leaked emails that show Canadian cabinet ministers and their staff were warned well before the American pullout that those Afghan…

ARAB NEWS: Taliban will form new armed forces, including ex-regime troops
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ARAB NEWS: Taliban will form new armed forces, including ex-regime troops

KABUL: Monday’s announcement by Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government that it will form new armed forces in Afghanistan, including former soldiers of the military regime, was made Monday. The former Afghan military and Western-backed government fell on Aug. 15, when President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan after the Taliban took control in lightning attacks. This occurred while the…

RELIGION: How ethnic and religious divides in Afghanistan are contributing to violence against minorities
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RELIGION: How ethnic and religious divides in Afghanistan are contributing to violence against minorities

(The Conversation) — Close to a hundred Afghan Shiite Muslims were killed in attacks on mosques in October 2021. One such attack took place on Oct. 15, when a group of suicide bombers detonated explosives at a mosque in Kandahar. Just over a week before that, at least 46 people were killed in another suicide…

FRANCE NEWS: T20 World Cup team from Afghanistan plays, causing Afghans to forget the crisis
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FRANCE NEWS: T20 World Cup team from Afghanistan plays, causing Afghans to forget the crisis

Kabul – AFP ) Afghanistan’s opening match on Monday against Scotland came just ten weeks after Taliban fighters ousted the country’s former US-backed government and won a 20-year war. The war left us exhausted and tired. We want a moment of joy,” said Nasir Khan Naseri, a floridly bearded 50-year-old who marched for peace in…

UK NEWS: ‘The most difficult journey of my life’: an Afghan family’s escape to the UK
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UK NEWS: ‘The most difficult journey of my life’: an Afghan family’s escape to the UK

The day the Taliban arrived in Kabul, Dinawent to her office in the city’s law courts as normal. It was empty. “Only the cleaner was there,” the 41-year-old supreme court judge remembers. “The cleaner asked me what I was doing here. Go home!”Dina gathered as many legal papers and personal documents as she could carry…

RUSSIA NEWS: Taliban welcomes Russia’s plans to remove them form the terrorist list
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RUSSIA NEWS: Taliban welcomes Russia’s plans to remove them form the terrorist list

RUSSIA NEWS: CAIRO. October 25. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin makes remarks about the possibility of excluding the Taliban organization from the terrorist list. This is the response of the Taliban movement, which has been banned in Russia. Abdul Qahar Balkhi spoke on Sunday, the spokesperson for the Afghan Foreign Ministry under the interim government….

RUSSIA NEWS: Russia hosts a delegation of Afghanistan and other countries for talks. NPR
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RUSSIA NEWS: Russia hosts a delegation of Afghanistan and other countries for talks. NPR

RUSSIA NEWS: *. The Russian government has been holding an event in Moscow for the Taliban and other states that are concerned about the future and security of Afghanistan. The U.S. is not participating. SCOTT Detrow, HOST: Taliban representatives meet with officials from many countries, including Russia’s. This group doesn’t include any U.S. citizens. The…

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Afghan Bitcoin Exchanges go undercover as Taliban, but they still announce their crypto policy
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CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Afghan Bitcoin Exchanges go undercover as Taliban, but they still announce their crypto policy

CRYPTO CURRENCY NEWS: Source: Adobe/westwildwest Amid rising uncertainty under the Taliban regime, local crypto exchanges in Afghanistan are trying to keep a low profile by removing banners and interacting more conservatively. Taliban fighters took control of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, on August 15, putting a swift end to nearly 20 years of a…

OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap
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OPINION: Four-Day School Weeks, Domestic Terrorism, North Korea: RAND Weekly Recap

This week, we discuss the trade-offs of a shorter school week; why countering domestic terrorism may require a new U.S. intelligence strategy; data showing that Black motorists are more likely to be charged with a misdemeanor for excessive speeding; the big unanswered question of the Afghanistan war; how North Korea evades sanctions; and some techniques…

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