Aljazeera says AID has started to arrive in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed at least 1,000 people, as Taliban officials said the rescue operation was almost complete.
In a scathing report headed by The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, MPs have strongly criticised the UK’s withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, labelling it as a ‘disaster’.
The Guardian says the Taliban are facing international condemnation after they announced on Wednesday that girls would not be allowed to attend secondary school.
Aljazeera says the Taliban is conducting a huge security sweep of Kabul and other Afghan cities, their spokesman has said.
Arab News says the UN has received “credible allegations” that more than 100 ex-Afghan forces, officials have been killed since the Taliban took over.
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TRT World says Taliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban.
Arab News says Taliban authorities said on Thursday that Iranian forces had suffered at least nine casualties during clashes on the Afghanistan-Iran border.
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The Independent says The head of the British military has insisted that it is too early to say whether the West was defeated in Afghanistan.
France24 says In the villages that once bore the brunt of Afghanistan’s frontline fighting, the Taliban victory has broken a cycle of air strikes, gun battles and funerals.
France24 says A Taliban military commander was killed when his men responded to an Islamic State suicide bomb and gun attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital.
France24 says since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan at the end of August the persecution of the country’s LGBT+ community has ramped up.
The Independent says The British ambassador to Afghanistan repeatedly warned Dominic Raab that Kabul would swiftly fall into Taliban hands, diplomatic cables have revealed.
TRT World says the Taliban, who regained power in August after the collapse of the US-backed government, will not be allowed to access Afghan central bank reserves.
Aljazeera says Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended flights to Kabul after what it called heavy-handed interference by Taliban authorities.
Arab News says Afghanistan’s girls football team will be allowed to resettle in the UK after fleeing the Taliban to Pakistan where they currently hold temporary visas.
The Sun says TALIBAN thugs have hung the corpses of alleged criminals from diggers in shocking new photos from Afghanistan.
Aljazeera says the Taliban killed at least 13 members of the Hazara ethnic group, including a 17-year-old girl, in the central province of Daykundi.
France24 says while the economy teeters on the brink of collapse, vendors at an opium market in southern Afghanistan say prices for their goods have skyrocketed.
Aljazeera says Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio has said the Taliban government in Afghanistan could not be recognised.
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TRT World says attackers have struck Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group’s takeover.
The Guardian says the Taliban have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan’s former United Nations ambassador and are asking to speak at the UN general assembly
Arab News says Pakistans’s foreign ministers say they are in no rush to recognise the Taliban’s government in Afghanistan.
There has been a reported “major row” between leaders of the Taliban, just days after they set up the new Afghanistan government, according to sources who spoke to the BBC.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin hold talks ‘focused on the need for peace and stability’ in Afghanistan.
The Guardian says two senior Taliban leaders have gone missing from public view, leading some Afghans to question whether the group’s supreme leader and new deputy prime minister are alive.
Aljazeera says women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and head coverings will be compulsory.
Arab News says demonstrations without permission have become illegal in Afghanistan after the appointment of an interim Taliban government.
Afghanistan’s former President, Ashraf Ghani, has apologised to the people of Afghan after fleeing the country to take refuge in the UAE whilst the Taliban took over.
Afghanistan: Protesters run in panic as Taliban fire bullets to disperse resistance supporters in Kabul
The i says videos and pictures have emerged on social media of Taliban soldiers firing shots into the air to disperse crowds of protesters marching through Kabul.
The Taliban claims it now has full control of the whole of Afghanistan after completing the take over of Panjshir province, the last area being held by resistance forces.
Multiple rockets were fired at Kabul’s international airport but were intercepted by a missile defense system, a US official told Reuters citing initial information.
The US destroyed Eagle Base, the last CIA base in Kabul, to keep equipment and information from falling into the hands of the Taliban, US officials told the New York Times.
The US president asked the Pentagon and State Department to draw up contingency plans to alter the timeline “should that become necessary.”