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UN: New special envoys to Libya and Afghanistan appointed

After months of the post being vacant, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Senegalese diplomat Abdoulaye Batili as special envoy to Libya, where two rival governments are fighting for power. The Senegalese former minister has served...

Eighteen killed in mosque blast, including Taliban cleric

An explosion outside a mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat today killed at least 18 people, including a prominent cleric close to the Taliban, in what authorities said was an attack. "Eighteen people were killed...

Afghanistan: 15 dead from an explosion in a mosque in Herat

An explosion outside a mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat killed a prominent Taliban imam and civilians, police said and the country's largest private television network, TOLOnews, said today. The authorities are talking about an...

Afghanistan: Explosion outside a mosque in Herat – Among the victims prominent Taliban cleric

LAST UPDATE: 13:33 An explosion outside a mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on Friday killed a prominent Taliban cleric and civilians. "Mujib Rahman Ansari, along with some of his guards and civilians, were killed on...

Afghanistan: A year after the American withdrawal, Biden and the US have turned the page

Despite the fierce criticism he received for the fiasco of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan a year ago, American President Joe Biden seems to have turned the page. Biden in his announcement commemorates the one-year...

The Taliban are celebrating one year since the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan

The Taliban are celebrating today the first anniversary of the US-led international coalition withdrawing from Afghanistan after twenty years of war and seizing power in the country. Taliban authorities have declared today a national holiday to mark...