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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, His Family in UAE; Unrest in Jalalabad

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

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation said on Wednesday, 18 August.

"The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds," it said in a statement.

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on Sunday, as Ghani fled the country and conceded that the insurgents had won the 20-year war.

Earlier on Wednesday, Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network terrorist group, Anas Haqqani met ex-President Hamid Karzai for talks, as the group tries to form a government in Afghanistan.

Snapshot
  • At least three people have died and a dozen others injured as a protest took place in support of the national flag in Jalalabad city on Wednesday, reports said

  • On Wednesday, photos circulating on social media showed the Taliban having purportedly blown up the statue of a Shiite militia leader

  • The Taliban on Tuesday said it does not have enmity towards anyone and based on their leader's orders, they have pardoned everyone, TOLONews reported

  • 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

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, His Family Accepted in UAE on 'Humanitarian Grounds' 

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation said on Wednesday.

"The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds," it said in a statement.

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5:40 PM , 18 Aug

Taliban Opens Fire on Protesters in Jalalabad: Report

At least two people have died and a dozen others injured as a protest took place in Jalalabad city on Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported.

The protest took place in support of the national flag, news agency Pajhwok Afghan News reported, with the Taliban later firing on protesters and also beating up journalists.

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Published: 18 Aug 2021, 10:28 AM IST