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US to give aid to Afghanistan: Taliban

The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan which is on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban says.

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Film & TV

Afghanistan: a story of countrymen

A new documentary featuring Adelaide photographer and former refugee Muzafar Ali will capture the rich history of Australian Afghans, set against Ali’s personal involvement with the crisis currently unfolding in Afghanistan.

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Taliban names new Afghan government

The Taliban has announced a new caretaker government for Afghanistan, naming Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund as the acting prime minister.

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US completes Afghanistan withdrawal

The United States has completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon says, after a chaotic evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies to close out US involvement there after 20 years of conflict.

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Islamic State bombings a new atrocity for Afghanistan

The Afghan arm of Islamic State – enemies of the Taliban – has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings which killed dozens of civilians and 13 US military personnel at Kabul airport, saying it targeted “translators and collaborators with the American army”.