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Qatar and Taliban reach an agreement to restart evacuations

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DOHA: Qatar and Taliban have reached an agreement to resume chartered evacuation flights to Afghanistan, ending a dispute that resulting a month-long pause, according to the report.

Qatar and the Taliban had agreed to operate two chartered Qatar Airways flights per week out of Kabul airport, American media citing an interview with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, reported on Monday.

A senior Qatari source said on Jan 27, Qatar Airways has restarted operating passenger evacuation flights from Afghanistan, after a two-month pause.

Early in December, Qatar delayed evacuation flights due to a dispute with the Taliban about which individuals were allowed to board.

In an interview with American media, the Qatari minister said that talks were underway to allow Ariana Afghan Airlines to run one trip each week.

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