Latest news and updates on Afghanistan, China relations and the Taliban's return to power after the 20-year war with the US and allies.
Hari Budha Magar, a former Gurkha soldier in the British army who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, arrived at Everest on April 17 but had to wait until May 19 to reach the summit.
Video of the man’s killing has been shared widely on social media, with police seen vainly trying to stop a frenzied mob from attacking the alleged blasphemer.
Call comes as foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan meet for first time since Taliban took power in Kabul.
Amir Khan Mutaqi is barred by sanctions from leaving Afghanistan but was granted an exemption for a trip to Islamabad to meet his neighbouring counterpart.
Incidents like a suicide bombing in 2021 that killed nine Chinese nationals have prompted concerns for those working and living in Pakistan.
Qin will meet a Taliban representative for three-way talks during the visit, where he will also hold talks with senior Pakistani officials.
About 50 female judges remain in Afghanistan, in hiding after receiving multiple death threats, and another 20 are stranded in Pakistan, where they live in fear of being handed to the Taliban.
UN chief Antonio Guterres will meet representatives from about 25 countries and international organisations to discuss what it considers to be the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
Mahbouba Seraj, teacher, broadcaster and pioneer of women’s rights in Afghanistan, and a 2023 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, tells Kate Whitehead about life after the Taliban’s return, and her hopes for the future.
Alleged Isis mastermind was behind the 2021 bomb attack that killed more than 170 Afghans and 13 US soldiers during the international military evacuations from Afghanistan.
Qin Gang will chair China-Central Asia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Xian to discuss plans for the first C+C5 heads of state summit next month.
Uzbekistan’s former foreign minister opens up with the Post about the need for green financing projects and why China is a ‘comprehensive strategic partner’ to his country, unlike the United States.
Qin makes the appeal, which also asks the fundamentalist group to work with neighbouring countries, during a visit to Uzbekistan.
Counterterrorism will be a key factor for China to recognise the Taliban’s international status and further economic ties, observer says.
‘If there is no justice, and there is oppression, selfishness, murders and revenge, as well as killings without courts, this country will be ruined,’ Islamic scholar, Hibatullah Akhundzada, said.
Chinese foreign minister meets Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent, highlighting need for secure energy supplies.
Chinese foreign minister will meet Uzbek president and acting foreign minister on Wednesday and discuss Taliban-ruled neighbour with counterparts from region on Thursday.
The US president’s choices for ending America’s longest war were ‘severely constrained’ by his predecessor’s decisions, the White House says.
Media reports named the men as paramedic Kevin Cornwell, YouTube star Miles Routledge and an unnamed manager of a hotel for aid workers. The UK’s foreign ministry said it was ‘working hard to secure consular contact’ with the men.