DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan


WASHINGTON (May 19, 2022)—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Afghanistan. This notice provides information about how to register for TPS under Afghanistan’s designation. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas previously announced the 18-month designation of Afghanistan for TPS. The registration process begins…

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi Hosted A Special Summit Of the G20 Major Economies To Discuss Afghanistan


ROME (Oct 12, 2021) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi hosted a special summit of the Group of 20 major economies on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan, as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster following the Taliban's return to power. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the…

Senior U.S. Officials Hold In-Person Talks With Taliban For The First Time Since US Withdrawal


ISLAMABAD (October 8, 2021) — Senior U.S. officials will hold in-person talks beginning Saturday with representatives of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban for the first time since the U.S. withdrawal from the country. U.S. State Department officials said the U.S. delegation will meet Saturday and Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with senior Taliban…

Afghanistan’s Ruling Taliban Security Forces Destroyed An Islamic State Khorasan Province Cell In Kabul


ISLAMABAD (October 4, 2021)— Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban said Monday their security forces had destroyed an Islamic State Khorasan Province cell in Kabul and killed all the militants there. The overnight raid came just hours after a bombing outside the capital’s main Eid Gah mosque on Sunday killed at least eight…

IS Affiliate or ISIS-K, Biggest Danger To The United States And The West Following US Withdrawal From Afghanistan


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 22, 2021)---The biggest danger to the United States and the West following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could well come from the Islamic State terror group’s Afghan affiliate, and not from al-Qaida, despite the latter’s long-standing relationship with the Taliban. The top U.S. counterterrorism official told…