'Growing radicalisation' biggest threat to global peace: PM Modi | SCO summit

#PMModi on September 17th called for developing a template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to effectively deal with the challenges of extremism and radicalisation. In a virtual address at the annual SCO summit, Modi said the "root cause" of the problems facing the region is increasing radicalisation and the developments in #Afghanistan reflected the challenge. #Taliban #Pakistan

published on : 17th September 2021

Two Afghan journalists beaten by Taliban for covering women's protests

Two Afghan journalists were beaten for covering the protests led by women. The two journalists who work with a newspaper called Etilaatroz were reportedly abducted and then beaten up in police custody allegedly by the Taliban. US-based LA Times too claimed that 3 of its journalists were stopped from photographing women protesters and were forced to leave the area. Several other journalists including a Tolo News cameraperson were reportedly arrested by the Taliban. This came weeks after the #Taliban promised Press Freedom in its first press conference after taking over

published on : 10th September 2021

Afghanistan: Arms dealers flourish with new stocks of US-left weapons in Taliban heartland

The Taliban takeover may have plunged #Afghanistan into economic uncertainty. But arms dealers are flush with new stock. And the recent collapse of the Afghan military created an arms bonanza for the militants. Arms dealers and shops selling guns have been mushrooming in the #Taliban heartland.

published on : 6th September 2021

'We will be successful': In Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, anti-Taliban forces fight on

After the almost complete takeover of Afghanistan, now the Taliban are trying to raise their white flag above the Panjshir Valley. #Panjshir region is the last stronghold of resistance in #Afghanistan. Panjshir Valley, a mountainous, inaccessible region north of Kabul, has a long history of resisting the insurgent group.

published on : 4th September 2021

'Work is work': Afghan ex-minister now delivers food in Germany

He was once a minister in Afghanistan but quit, fed up with the corruption. Now in Germany, Sayed Sadaat is making a living delivering meals as a bicycle courier.

published on : 31st August 2021

Kabul airport attack kills 95 Afghans, 13 US troops; Biden vows revenge

Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.

published on : 27th August 2021

India carefully following evolving situations in Afghanistan: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will return to India on August 20th and not travel onwards to Mexico, Panama and Guyana in view of the developments in #Afghanistan, sources said. India on August 17th rushed back home its ambassador Rudrendra Tandon and staff from the embassy in #Kabul in a military transport aircraft following escalating tension, fear and uncertainty gripping the Afghan capital after the #Taliban insurgents seized the Afghan capital on Sunday.

published on : 19th August 2021
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