Afghanistan

UN food agency: Afghan malnutrition rates at record high

Shortages of medicine alongside poverty and a lack of food means even a small illness can turn into a huge problem for many Afghans.

published on : 26th January 2023

The meaning of Jammu and Kashmir flare-ups

The real challenge lies in the political field; a consensus appears unlikely, but 2023 could well be the year of political manoeuvring in J&K to conduct elections in 2024.

published on : 19th January 2023

Three leading international NGOs partially resume aid in Afghanistan

CARE, Save the Children, and International Rescue Committee (IRC) suspended their operations in late December in protest at a government order banning Afghan women from aid work.

published on : 17th January 2023

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules

The hooded mannequins are one symbol of the Taliban’s puritanical rule over Afghanistan. But in a way, they are also a small show of resistance and creativity by Kabul’s dress merchants.

published on : 16th January 2023

US Republicans probe 'chaotic' Afghanistan withdrawal leading to Taliban takeover

While Trump sealed the withdrawal with the Taliban, his Republican Party has roundly criticized Biden's handling of the operation and vowed hearings as part of a series of probes into his administrati

published on : 14th January 2023

Australia pulls out of Afghan cricket series as Taliban bars women athletes

The men's team were due to face their Afghan counterparts in three games, which form part of the ICC Super League, in March following a tour to India.

published on : 12th January 2023

Five killed, dozens wounded in suicide blast near Afghan foreign ministry in Kabul

An AFP team was conducting an interview inside the information ministry next door when Wednesday's blast took place.

published on : 11th January 2023

Prince Harry’s claim he killed 25 in Afghanistan draws anger, worry

In Britain, some veterans and military leaders said publishing a head count violated an unspoken military code.

published on : 11th January 2023

Afghan women athletes barred from play, fear Taliban threats

The ban on sports is part of the Taliban's escalating campaign of restrictions that have shut down life for girls and women.

published on : 11th January 2023

From Afghanistan to Iran, women's rights under 'systematic' attack: UN rights chief

Turk said it was deeply worrying that nearly 75 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, efforts to strip rights from women and girls were swelling.

published on : 5th January 2023

The Taliban blowback – singes India as much as it does Pakistan

Through it all, it must be said Bajwa did come close to pulling off a backroom deal with India on the one issue that has bedevilled relations.

published on : 5th January 2023

The Great Game is afoot in Afghanistan again: Can the Taliban be trusted?

Inside, factions that form the Taliban are bickering and squabbling for power. Outside, they face attacks from hardcore fundamentalists, like the Islamic State or Daesh.

published on : 3rd January 2023

Taliban: Kabul checkpoint bomb blast kills, wounds several

Although Taliban security forces prevented photography and filming directly at the blast site, the checkpoint appeared damaged but intact.

published on : 1st January 2023

'Can't halt aid to dying person': UN to help Afghanistan despite Taliban ban on women in NGOs

Aid is never conditional. You cannot condition providing food or health assistance to a starving person, or a dying person, said an UN official. 

published on : 30th December 2022

Rashid Khan appointed Afghanistan T20 captain 

Mohammad Nabi stepped down from the post during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.

published on : 29th December 2022

IS claims Afghan car bombing that killed local police chief

The IS regional affiliate known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province has increased its attacks since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021.

published on : 27th December 2022

UN official, Taliban minister meet on Afghan women NGO ban 

The ban has already prompted four major international aid agencies to suspend operations in Afghanistan, raising the possibility that millions of people will be left without food, education etc.

published on : 26th December 2022

Germany seeks 'clear global reaction' to Taliban curbs on women

The latest restriction comes less than a week after the hardline Islamists banned women from attending universities, prompting global outrage and protests in some Afghan cities.

published on : 25th December 2022

Three NGOs suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bar women

The NGO ban was introduced a day earlier, allegedly because women weren't wearing the Islamic headscarf correctly.

published on : 25th December 2022

Taliban order NGOs to stop women employees from working over 'hijab'

Taliban had promised a softer form of rule when they returned to power in August last year. They have instead imposed harsh restrictions on women, effectively squeezing them out of public life.

published on : 25th December 2022
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