Taliban orders commanders to disarm & arrest fighters for celebratory gunfire, says practice kills and maims civilians

The Taliban has issued strict guidelines against its members who shoot in the skies at weddings and victory celebrations. The order came after reports that people were hurt in Kabul, Afghanistan by celebratory gunfire. … Read More >Taliban orders commanders to disarm & arrest fighters for celebratory gunfire, says practice kills and maims civilians

Taliban asks its fighters to stop shooting in the air after reports of people killed & injured in celebratory gunfire

The Taliban has instructed its members to refrain from celebratory gunfire in Kabul, describing it as a dangerous and wasteful practice. Reports said civilians were hit when militants fired in the air to mark a combat victory. … Read More >Taliban asks its fighters to stop shooting in the air after reports of people killed & injured in celebratory gunfire

‘We want peace, but ready for war’: Panjshir resistance projects confidence as it braces for Taliban offensive (VIDEO)

A tribal militia in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley is preparing for major fighting with the new rulers of the country, the Taliban. The group says they want to be left alone, but will push back if attacked. … Read More >‘We want peace, but ready for war’: Panjshir resistance projects confidence as it braces for Taliban offensive (VIDEO)

7 Afghan evacuees to Germany failed security checks, 4 were previously deported as criminals – interior minister

Four Afghans rescued from Kabul and airlifted to Germany had been previously deported for committing crimes, the country’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer revealed, pledging to prevent an unchecked influx of migrants to Europe. … Read More >7 Afghan evacuees to Germany failed security checks, 4 were previously deported as criminals – interior minister

EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief

The European Union (EU) will engage with the Taliban subject to certain conditions, Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has said, but he stressed that this does not mean Brussels will recognize the new government in Afghanistan. … Read More >EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief

40 years of war and poverty create enormous humanitarian need – Red Cross president to RT

As the UN warns of total collapse in basic services in Afghanistan, with nearly $600mn needed this year to prevent humanitarian catastrophe, RT speaks with Red Cross President Peter Maurer, who is currently in the country. … Read More >40 years of war and poverty create enormous humanitarian need – Red Cross president to RT

CrossTalk Bullhorns, Home Edition: Fighting terror?

In the wake of Biden’s humiliating exit from Afghanistan, there are those in the EU gentry class again revisiting the possibility of a pan-European army. What’s happening with all that NATO unity we are constantly reminded of? Also, why does Washington stay in Syria after being defeated in Afghanistan? … Read More >CrossTalk Bullhorns, Home Edition: Fighting terror?