Afghanistan evacuations

Taliban form all-male Afghanistan government of old guard members

Drawn mostly from Afghanistan's dominant Pashtun ethnic group, the Cabinet's lack of representation from other ethnic groups also seems certain to hobble its support from abroad. 

published on : 8th September 2021

Taliban spokesman says China to keep embassy in Afghanistan, increase aid

"The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister said that they would maintain their embassy in Kabul, adding our relations would beef up as compared to the past," a Taliban spokesperson said.

published on : 3rd September 2021

From insurgent group to governing power: Taliban close to forming new administration in Afghanistan

While the West has adopted a wait-and-see approach to the Taliban, there were some signs of engagement with the new leaders gathering pace.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Hope Taliban will listen to a sincere friend in forming inclusive government: Pakistan

Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram stressed that humanitarian help must be top priority and called it "very unhelpful" for Afghanistan's assets to have been frozen by the West.

published on : 3rd September 2021

Sri Lanka seeks safety of travellers from Afghanistan

Foreign Ministry said that it continues to monitor the developments in the war-torn country and remains concerned about the situation, including its humanitarian aspect.

published on : 30th August 2021

Russia won't intervene in standoff with Taliban 

Moscow fought a 10-year war in Afghanistan that ended with Soviet troops’ withdrawal in 1989 and has made a diplomatic comeback as a mediator, jockeying with the U.S. for influence in the country.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Taliban warns of 'consequences' if August 31 deadline for US-led troop withdrawal is extended

On the agenda for world leaders there is expected to be a push for the US to seek an extension of the August 31 deadline, as time is running out for the evacuation of foreign nationals.

published on : 23rd August 2021

US cannot simply abandon Afghanistan: China

China has expressed readiness to work with all parties in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, to rebuild the war-torn nation.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Pakistan gets Taliban assurance against attacks

According to Pakistani interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, some of the leaders and members of the Pakistani Taliban or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were freed from Afghan prisons.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Small group of Indian officials coordinating evacuation missions at Kabul airport

Sources said the MEA's Afghanistan cell received more than 2,000 phone calls and answered over 6,000 WhatsApp queries during the first five days of its operation.

published on : 22nd August 2021

What's happened in Afghanistan in last several months was horrible: Filmmaker Sahraa Karimi

Filmmaker Sahraa Karimi said there was documented evidence that suggests how the Taliban behaved with the Afghan people when they governed the country in the 1990s.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Pentagon orders emergency use of 18 US commercial aircraft to transport Afghan evacuees 

The commercial aircraft will reportedly be used to move passengers from way stations once they leave Kabul, allowing the U.S. military to focus on the Afghanistan portion of the evacuation.

published on : 22nd August 2021

'Imbecilic': Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal

Blair conceded that mistakes were made over the past two decades but added that military interventions can be noble in intent, especially when challenging an extreme Islamist threat.

published on : 22nd August 2021

UK says it has evacuated 4,000 people from Afghanistan

In addition to 4,000 or so U.K. citizens, there are thought to be around 5,000 Afghan allies, such as translators and drivers, who are earmarked for a seat on a plane. 

published on : 22nd August 2021

Evacuees from Kabul thank Indian government, PM as they land at Hindon

A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown from Kabul to the Hindon airbase in a C-17 heavy-lift military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

published on : 22nd August 2021
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