Afghanistan war

US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war's end

U.S. marks the anniversary under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of a frantic withdrawal from Afghanistan which fell to the same militants who gave safe haven to the plotters of the attacks.

published on : 11th September 2021

Withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan could lead to civil war: Pakistan Foreign Minister

Qureshi said that the West should now test the new Taliban government to ensure it keeps its promises.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Afghanistan crisis: Need to review foreign policy regarding neighbouring nations, says Sharad Pawar

Unprecedented scenes and being witnessed in the Afghan capital Kabul, where panic-stricken people are scurrying to escape from the country.

published on : 16th August 2021

Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar is 'undisputed victor' of war in Afghanistan: Report

In a televised statement on the fall of Kabul, he said the Taliban's real test was only just beginning and that they had to serve the nation, The Guardian newspaper reported.

published on : 16th August 2021

No plan to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan is gross abdication of duty: Congress

Surjewala said the Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister need to come out and clearly spell out our policy for safe return of our citizens

published on : 16th August 2021

Political solution in Afghanistan 'more urgent than ever': NATO

The Taliban has stormed to the cusp of a return to power after NATO troops withdrew from the country following a decision by US President Joe Biden to pull out. 

published on : 15th August 2021

Afghanistan's Taliban movement: A walk down the memory lane

The Taliban government imposed the strictest interpretations of sharia, establishing religious police for the suppression of "vice".

published on : 15th August 2021

No plans to take Kabul 'by force', says Taliban as fighting reaches Afghan capital

The militants themselves didn't acknowledge the advance, though they earlier took Jalalabad, near a major border crossing with Pakistan, the last major city other than Kabul not under their control.

published on : 15th August 2021

Scrambling Afghan forces, Taliban enter Kabul, await 'peaceful transfer of power'

Taliban negotiators headed to the presidential palace Sunday to discuss the transfer, said an Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

published on : 15th August 2021

Afghanistan President Ghani holds talks as Taliban close in

Afghan president assures people of ensuring no further instability in the war-torn country

published on : 15th August 2021

Once supplied to see off Taliban, abandoned US weaponry now fuelling militant push against Afghan forces

The Taliban's social media is awash with videos of Taliban fighters seizing weapons caches -- the majority supplied by Western powers.

published on : 14th August 2021

Taliban reaches Char Asyab district, just 7 miles from Afghan capital

They now control 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, leaving the Western-backed government in control of a smattering of provinces in the center and east, as well as Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif.

published on : 14th August 2021

Warlords, jihadists and Islamic republics: The key players in Afghanistan

Afghan troops are facing blistering attacks from the Taliban, including onslaughts on positions in the militants' southern strongholds and a lightning offensive in the north.

published on : 6th July 2021

Islamic group OIC labels war in Afghanistan as 'genocide of Muslims'

Muhammad Qasim Halimi, Afghan minister for Hajj and Religious Affairs, underlined that there was no excuse for the Taliban to continue fighting in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops.

published on : 12th June 2021

Sticky bombs latest weapon in Afghanistan's arsenal of war

The primitive devices, sometimes made in mechanics' workshops for little money, are used by militants, criminals or those trying to settle personal scores.

published on : 26th March 2021
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