#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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.