Taliban leader reaches out to West, promises rights for Afghan women

Taliban leader reaches out to West, promises rights for Afghan women

[ad_1] KABUL — The political leader of the Taliban has outlined his vision for Afghanistan, one in which women and religious minorities will be given rights in accordance with the movement’s interpretation of Islamic law, and where terror groups will not be given safe haven to carry out attacks abroad. In a rare interview, Abdul … Read more

CIA chief secretly met Taliban leader as Biden faces pressure over Afghan evacuation deadline

CIA chief secretly met Taliban leader as Biden faces pressure over Afghan evacuation deadline

[ad_1] Facing growing pressure over his looming deadline to leave Afghanistan, President Joe Biden dispatched his spy chief to meet with the Taliban’s de facto leader, according to a senior diplomat in the region and another source familiar with the matter. CIA Director William Burns held a secret meeting with Taliban co-founder and political leader … Read more

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The leader of the far-right Proud Boys was sentenced Monday to more than five months in jail after admitting that he burned a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in Washington during a pro-Trump demonstration in December. Henry Tarrio, known to followers as Enrique, was arrested Jan. 4 … Read more