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In Pictures: Afghan farmers ‘die of thirst’, sell sheep for food

Drought stalks the parched fields around Afghanistan’s remote district of Bala Murghab, where the climate crisis is proving a deadlier…

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‘Children going to die’: UN warns of ‘acute’ Afghan food crisis

UN says more than half of Afghanistan’s 39 million population is facing acute food insecurity and ‘marching to starvation’. Millions…

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‘The only happiness in Afghanistan is cricket’

Afghanistan cricket team will take the field on Monday in the T20 World Cup, their first outing since the Taliban…

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Afghan National Music Institute strikes a chord in Qatar

Doha, Qatar – In a cramped room in an evacuee compound, a music conductor without a baton instructs students familiarising…

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Afghan journalists lament ‘bleak’ future for media under Taliban

Shabir Ahmadi started his job at TOLO TV, Afghanistan’s largest private broadcaster, during one of the darkest days for the…

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Pakistan eases travel restrictions, announces aid for Afghanistan

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan will provide more than $28m in immediate humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and will ease travel and…

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Pakistani foreign minister meets Taliban in Afghanistan

Foreign minister’s first visit since the Taliban takeover comes as the neighbouring countries attempt to solve border issues affecting movement…

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UN sets up trust fund for Afghanistan amid cash shortages

UNDP says special fund aims to inject liquidity into Afghan households as the country suffers ‘economic implosion’. The United Nations…

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Russia welcomes Taliban ‘efforts’ to stabilise Afghanistan

Moscow is hosting the group for international talks but is stopping short of official recognition. Russia recognises the Taliban’s “efforts”…

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US: Taliban will have no access to Afghan central bank reserves

Deputy United States Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo on Tuesday said it is essential to maintain US sanctions against the Taliban.…

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