As demonstrations spread, Taliban face growing challenges

Protesters took to the streets to rally against Taliban rule for the second day Thursday, this time marching in Kabul, including near the presidential palace. At one demonstration in the city, about 200 people had gathered before the Taliban broke it up violently. The Taliban announced a curfew in the southeastern city of Khost, also … Read more

Afghanistan crisis: Ex-president Hamid Karzai meets senior Taliban leader, Jalalabad protest turns violent; and more

Amid efforts by the Taliban to set up a government following their dramatic takeover of Afghanistan, a Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network militant group, Anas Haqqani, met former president Hamid Karzai for talks on Wednesday. According to news agency Reuters, Karzai was accompanied by the old government’s main peace envoy, Abdullah … Read more