The Russian Information Agency quoted the Russian embassy in Kabul as saying that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country with four cars and a helicopter loaded with money and had to leave some money because there was no room for it.
The victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan is looking unstoppable as they capture the big provincial cities of Kandahar, Herat and Ghazni without meeting effective resistance from Afghan government forces. Afghan soldiers and security forces are fleeing, surrendering
The withdrawal from Afghanistan could be the worst US debacle of the 21st century. The first was, of course, the war on Iraq, which destabilised the whole of this region. Other debacles could follow as this century is still young. The rapid collapse of Afghanistan
Twenty years after they melted away as the United States-led NATO troops entered Kabul, the Taliban soldiers stood at the gates of power. The elected government of President Ashraf Ghani has surrendered, and the Taliban are negotiating with the government
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds.
Pakistan has adopted a nuanced stance over the recognition of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said there would be a regional consensus over the recognition of the Taliban.
The exit of Americans from Afghanistan at the end of August, the departure of former Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani a few days earlier have clearly been a setback for India,
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid accused Ghani of lying and spreading false information as reacting to Ghani's remark on Monday that the ongoing war is an external intrigue imposed on the people of Afghanistan.
Tens of thousands of people flee their homes for the relative safety of Kabul and other centres after Taliban militants captured a sixth provincial capital, along with border towns and trade routes.
A provincial council member from Badakhshan told the local media reporters that after the Taliban capture of Faizabad — the capital of the northeastern province of Badakhshan — after a long battle, government forces retreated to a neighbouring district, Jawad Mujadidi.