Life in the country has changed dramatically in the last two years.
The former minister had claimed ordinary Afghans were "accepting a more authoritarian leadership in exchange for stability”.
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Protests have broken out worldwide as critics worry the talks will lead to legitimising the Taliban regime despite the group’s stance on women’s rights.
The Duke of Sussex claimed in his Spare memoir that he killed 25 people in Afghanistan – prompting a protest in an Afghan province.
Alicia Kearns says the US decision to leave the country will be a “stain on our conscience for a long time” as the Taliban clamps down on education.
Following the collapse of the previous government and severe international sanctions, the country's humanitarian crisis has only deepened.
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The militants have assured the UN its representatives will be safe.
Afghan women apparently came out in support of the Taliban.