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Afghanistan | Don't Have Enmity Towards Anyone, Embassies Will be Safe: Taliban

Catch all the live updates of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan here.

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The security of foreign embassies is important to Taliban and they will be completely safe, the group's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, told the media in Kabul on Tuesday, 17 August, two days after its takeover of Afghanistan.

He said the Taliban does not have enmity towards anyone and based on their leader's orders, they have pardoned everyone, TOLONews reported.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the Taliban had announced 'general amnesty' for government officials and urged them to return to work.

Snapshot
  • The Taliban is in control of Afghanistan after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and conceded that the insurgents had won the 20-year war

  • On Monday night, US President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the Afghanistan crisis, and said that he 'stands squarely by his decision' to pull US troops from the war-torn country.

  • India has introduced a new category of electronic visa called “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa” to fast-track visa applications for entry into the country

  • China has said the US had left "an awful mess of unrest, division and broken families" in Afghanistan

  • Following the withdrawal of a majority of US troops on 1 May, Taliban advanced rapidly in the country, capturing city after city

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9:23 PM , 17 Aug

Committed to Providing Women Their Rights Based on Islam: Taliban

Amid concerns about how life would be for women under Taliban rule, its spokespeson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Tuesday that they are committed to providing women their rights based on Islam, TOLONews reported.

Claiming that there will be no discrimination against women, he said women can work in the health sector and other sectors where they are needed.

The claim comes amid reports of women employees being forced to stay at home in the country.

9:08 PM , 17 Aug

Don't Have Enmity Towards Anyone, Embassies Will be Safe: Taliban

The security of foreign embassies is important to Taliban and they will be completely safe, the group's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, told the media in Kabul on Tuesday, two days after its takeover of Afghanistan.

He said the Taliban does not have enmity towards anyone and based on their leader's orders, they have pardoned everyone, TOLONews reported.

Mujahid further reportedly said that the Islamic Emirate is pledging to all the countries across the world that no threat will be posed to them from Afghanistan, adding that there will be an improvement in Afghanistan's economy and in the people's livelihoods.

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4:39 PM , 17 Aug

US Left an Awful Mess in Afghanistan: China

China on Tuesday said that the US had left "an awful mess of unrest, division and broken families" in Afghanistan, with its foreign ministry spokesperson calling America's role one of "destruction, not construction", news agency AFP reported.


Published: 17 Aug 2021, 8:00 AM IST