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Afghan diplomats stranded abroad by Taliban takeover fear for families, future



The Taliban’s abrupt return to power has left hundreds of Afghan diplomats overseas in limbo: running out of money to keep missions operating, fearful for families back home and desperate to secure refuge abroad.The Islamist militant movement, which swiftly ousted Afghanistan’s Western-backed government on August 15, said on Tuesday that it had sent messages to all of its embassies telling diplomats to continue their work.But eight embassy staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, in…



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