Afghanistan marks one year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

Bearded Taliban fighters, some hoisting rifles or the white banners of their movement, staged small victory parades on foot, bicycles and motorcycles in the streets of the capital.

published on : 15th August 2022

Taliban fighters fire in air to disperse women's protest in Kabul

Some women protesters who took refuge in nearby shops were chased and beaten by Taliban fighters with their rifle butts.

published on : 13th August 2022

Top Taliban cleric Rahimullah Haqqani killed in Kabul suicide blast claimed by IS

Haqqani was one of the most "prominent advocates for the Taliban and one of the biggest of them who incited to fight" IS, jihadist monitoring group SITE said, translating a statement from IS.

published on : 12th August 2022

Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school

While the Taliban have permitted women to continue attending universities, this exception will become irrelevant when there are no more girls graduating from high schools. 

published on : 12th August 2022

Pak preps contingency plan to deal with potential TTP resurgence: Report 

"Although the government has been holding talks with the TTP for months to broker some kind of a deal, prospects of such an agreement are grim, said sources familiar with the development."

published on : 12th August 2022

Taliban fighters swap guns for books as hundreds return to school

The word "Taliban" actually means "students" in Arabic, and the hardline Islamist movement's name stems from the religious schools in southern Afghanistan it emerged from in the 1990s.

published on : 11th August 2022

Kabul airport, symbol of chaotic US exit from war-torn Afghanistan

The ensuing chaos was nowhere more evident than at Kabul airport as crowds of people rushed to be evacuated on any available flight out of the country.

published on : 10th August 2022

Tireless tyranny: Poverty, misery, disease conquer Afghanistan as Taliban rule turns one

The Taliban flag now flies openly across Helmand province, staked on bullet-ridden buildings. But after coveting control for two decades, they are ruling the nation at its most ruin.

published on : 10th August 2022

Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

The Taliban had promised in the 2020 Doha Agreement with the US that they would not harbour al-Qaida members or those seeking to attack the US.

published on : 4th August 2022

Over 30 Afghan Sikhs fleeing from Taliban set to arrive in India today

A non-scheduled commercial flight from Kabul, operated by Kam Air is set to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Taliban welcomes back India-trained Afghan Defence personnel

Around two dozen of Afghan Military cadets, who returned to Kabul, had passed the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on June 11.

published on : 30th July 2022

Taliban's crackdown destroying lives of Afghan women, girls: Rights group

Despite initial public commitments to uphold the rights of women and girls, the Taliban introduced policies of systematic discrimination that violate their rights.

published on : 28th July 2022

Explosion near Kabul gurudwara day after Taliban say security issues solved

Though there are not any reports of casualties yet, the blast is reported to have occurred in a Sikh hakim’s shop next to the Gurdwara.

published on : 27th July 2022

Taliban urge Hindus, Sikhs to return to Afghanistan, says security issues 'solved'

Religious minorities in Afghanistan, including the Sikh community, have been targets of violence in Afghanistan.

published on : 26th July 2022

Afghan diplomat in Pakistan urges international recognition of Taliban regime

Afghanistan's trade volumes, as well as economic empowerment, have been dependent on Pakistan for so many years. It has been badly impacted by Pakistan's economic and political instability.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Journalist Lynne O'Donnell, detained by Taliban for her reporting, spared after 'forced apology'

O'Donnell was the Afghanistan bureau head for the Agence France-Presse wire service and the Associated Press between 2009 and 2017, according to her biography on the Foreign Policy website.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Facebook removes Afghan media pages controlled by Taliban government

The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organisation under US law and they are banned from using our services, a Meta spokesperson said.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Women, girls stripped of human rights since Taliban takeover of Afghanistan: UN report

The U.N. also said an amnesty for former government officials the Taliban announced last year has not been consistently upheld.

published on : 21st July 2022

Afghanistan's mineral resources cash-starved Taliban's much-needed ray of hope 

"Therefore, selling coal cheaply to Pakistan would inevitably paint them as Pakistani puppets," said Hameed Hakimi, an Afghanistan expert at the Washington-based Atlantic Council.

published on : 16th July 2022

'Too early' to recognize Taliban-led Afghan Government: US

The US said no foreign government is considering recognizing the Taliban administration and that most of the international talks were concentrated on trying to engage the Taliban in several ways.

published on : 9th July 2022
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