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Last September, Taliban prohibited hairdressers in Helmand province from shaving beards. Drivers were also banned from playing music in their vehicles, and they now have to stop for prayer times in a “proper place.”
With most of world's airlines no longer flying to Afghanistan, tickets for flights to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, have been selling for as much as $2,500 on PIA, according to travel agents in Kabul, compared with $120-$150 before.
Since the Taliban takeover, many foreigners have left Afghanistan, but some journalists and aid workers remain in the capital.
The cash and gold bars have been recovered by the Taliban from the houses of former Afghan administration's officials and local offices of former government's intelligence agency and have been returned to Da Afghanistan Bank's treasury, the bank said in a statement.
The problem is that “integration of Afghans is very difficult” and requires extensive efforts that Austria simply can’t afford at the moment, Kurz said. They mostly have a low level of education and completely different values compared to the rest of the country’s population, he pointed out, adding that more than half of young Afghans living in Austria supported religious violence.
Pakistan International Airlines spokesman said at the weekend the airline was keen to resume regular commercial services, but it was too soon to say how frequently flights between the two capitals would operate.
According to some Russian government sources, the decision on the preparation of regular civilian flights with Kabul and the provision of slots for them in the schedule by the Russian air carrier has not yet been made. It is still premature to talk about the commencement of civil flights there on a regular basis.
Qatari and Turkish technical teams have helped restore operations at the airport, which was damaged during the chaotic evacuations of tens of thousands of people to meet the US troop withdrawal deadline of August 31.
Kabul airport is operating without radar or navigation systems, making it difficult to resume international civilian flights.
The United States finished the evacuation of civilians from Kabul and their entire mission in Afghanistan on August 30.
Any US civil aircraft operator that wants to fly into/out of or over Afghanistan must receive prior authorization from the FAA.
The Taliban is conducting negotiations with Turkey and Qatar regarding the technical management of operations at the airport.
Turkish President Erdogan said calm should be restored in Kabul before making a decision on the airport, adding there was a risk of getting “sucked in” to something that would be hard to explain given uncertainty around the possible mission.
UPDATE: US Marines death toll now at 12 Many US allies had either already ended their evacuation efforts before Thursday’s explosions, citing advance intelligence about a terrorist attack, or have announced Thursday as the last chance to exit.
Intelligence reports had surfaced earlier this week warning of “imminent” terrorist attacks on the Kabul airport by ISIS-K - an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.
The Government of Uganda has this morning, August 25, 2021, received 51 evacuees of 2,000 expected refugees from Afghanistan who arrived aboard a privately-chartered flight at the Entebbe International Airport.
Taliban demands that western powers refrain from evacuating Afghanistan's educated elite, such as doctors and engineers.
According to Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, all aircraft that Kiev used to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from Afghanistan have safely returned to Ukraine.
Many countries are in Afghanistan trying to fly their citizens into safety after Taliban fighters took the country. Kabul Airport is under American control and Ukraine also sent a plane to evacuate its citizens. This plane was stolen and took off for Iran.
Lufthansa will continue to operate additional flights from Tashkent in the coming days in coordination with the German Foreign Office.
For several years already, France has been in first place throughout Europe in terms of granting asylum to Afghans on its territory.
In this situation, fulfilling its international commitments, including those arising from international humanitarian law, Turkmenistan will provide its airspace for the carriage of these persons by the planes of foreign states.
The World Tourism Network is concerned about the current situation in Afghanistan. WTN President Dr. Peter Tarlow is the first global travel association leader giving his evaluation of the fall of Kabul and what the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan will do to world tourism.
It is no longer possible to purchase a ticket from Moscow to Bangkok for September or October of this year on the Aeroflot website.
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.
The real story is unfolding. A'dead' Taliban commander is taking meetings in Kabul, assuring safety to doctors, businessmen. The Taliban spokesperson also said at a press conference, his new government will guarantee women’s rights under the 'limits of Islam' following takeover of Afghanistan.
Taliban units have come in direct proximity to the airport and fired several warning shots to disperse the people that have flocked there.
Air India Flight 243 on Sunday, operated with an Airbus 320, was on a scheduled flight from Delhi, India, to the Afghan capital of Kabul. While this Star Alliance member flight was en route and on approach, Kabul was overtaken by Taliban fighters.
Some of the people killed had clung to a US military transport plane as it took off, but fell to their deaths shortly after takeoff.
Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been declared the new president of Afghanistan. Taliban Fighters are giving photo opportunities for Al Jazeera journalists from the presidential office in Kabul.
An Air India flight is landing at Kabul International Airport in an attempt to help fellow Indian Citizen to escape the Taliban Terror. The plane is on the ground. If it can take off again is in the open.
The US Embassy urges US citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately using available commercial flight options.
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