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Taliban destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas

BAMIYAN Taliban gunmen now stand guard at the gaping rock cavities that once housed two ancient statues of the Buddha — desecrated with dynamite by the Islamists during their last stint in power. The monuments in Bamiyan province had…

Afghanistan to start issuing passports again

KABUL Afghanistan will begin issuing passports to its citizens again today, a senior official said, following months of delays that hampered attempts via these trying to flee the country after the Taliban seized control in August. The…