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Canada to take in 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by the U.S. – minister

Canada to take in 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by the U.S. – minister

Canada said on Tuesday it would take in and resettle some 5,000 Afghan refugees who had been evacuated by the United States after the withdrawal of the last American troops from Kabul. “We know there is more to do with allied evacuation operations ending,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said. “We’re pulling out all the stops to help as many Afghans as possible who want to make their home in Canada.” Canada evacuated some 3,700 Afghans from Kabul who had worked with its armed forces in the past. Canada withdrew its last soldiers from Afghanistan seven years ago. The 5,000 refugees…
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Turkey holds first talks with the Taliban in Kabul

Turkey holds first talks with the Taliban in Kabul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey held its first talks with the Taliban in Kabul, adding Ankara was still assessing the armed group’s offer to assist in operating the international airport. The Turkish leader said discussions were held at a military facility at the Kabul airport where Turkey’s embassy is temporarily stationed. “We have held our first talks with the Taliban, which lasted three and a half hours,” Erdogan told reporters. “If necessary, we will have the opportunity to hold such talks again.” NATO member Turkey had hundreds of troops in Afghanistan as part of the alliance’s mission…
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Nigeria, not a failed state, can’t go Afghanistan way – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria, not a failed state, can’t go Afghanistan way – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria is not a failed state and cannot go the way of Afghanistan where the Taliban has taken the rein of power. The minister stated this in Washington DC during his engagements with international media organizations including BBC Radio and Television, Bloomberg, and Politico. Newsmen report the minister is in the U.S. to meet with international media organizations and think tanks on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and efforts made so far in tackling insurgency, banditry, and all form of criminality. Speaking with NAN after his respective meeting with…
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Afghan women can be educated up to university level – Taliban spokesman

Afghan women can be educated up to university level – Taliban spokesman

Women in Afghanistan will have the right to work and be educated up to university level, a Taliban spokesman has told Sky News. Suhail Shaheen said “thousands” of schools continue to operate, following the Taliban takeover. The group has already announced a “general amnesty” in Afghanistan. Mr. Shaheen told Sky News those who had worked with the previous Afghan government: “Their properties will be saved and their honor and their lives are safe.” He also delivered a message to the UK prime minister and the international community to “respect the aspiration of the people of Afghanistan”. “This is their obligation…
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Taliban Vows To Impose Islamic Law Worldwide from Afghanistan

Taliban Vows To Impose Islamic Law Worldwide from Afghanistan

The Taliban has declared intention to enforce Islamic law across the world after overrunning civil authority in Afghanistan. One of the commanders, Muhammed Afri Mustafa made the announcement in an interview with CNN. Mustafa spoke right inside a United States base abandoned by Afghan forces after they ran out of food, leaving weapons and ammunition. He recalled how the Taliban fought U.S. troops over the years despite more sophisticated assets and equipment. “Many times we attacked this base when the Americans were here. We did operations, we were using IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). “The Americans had their helicopters, weapons, and…
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