As per investigations undertaken by monitors of drug trafficking in India, 22 out of 34 states of Afghanistan are engaged in opium cultivation.
Shortages of medicine alongside poverty and a lack of food means even a small illness can turn into a huge problem for many Afghans.
The real challenge lies in the political field; a consensus appears unlikely, but 2023 could well be the year of political manoeuvring in J&K to conduct elections in 2024.
CARE, Save the Children, and International Rescue Committee (IRC) suspended their operations in late December in protest at a government order banning Afghan women from aid work.
The hooded mannequins are one symbol of the Taliban’s puritanical rule over Afghanistan. But in a way, they are also a small show of resistance and creativity by Kabul’s dress merchants.
While Trump sealed the withdrawal with the Taliban, his Republican Party has roundly criticized Biden's handling of the operation and vowed hearings as part of a series of probes into his administrati
The men's team were due to face their Afghan counterparts in three games, which form part of the ICC Super League, in March following a tour to India.
An AFP team was conducting an interview inside the information ministry next door when Wednesday's blast took place.
In Britain, some veterans and military leaders said publishing a head count violated an unspoken military code.
The ban on sports is part of the Taliban's escalating campaign of restrictions that have shut down life for girls and women.
Turk said it was deeply worrying that nearly 75 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, efforts to strip rights from women and girls were swelling.
Through it all, it must be said Bajwa did come close to pulling off a backroom deal with India on the one issue that has bedevilled relations.
Inside, factions that form the Taliban are bickering and squabbling for power. Outside, they face attacks from hardcore fundamentalists, like the Islamic State or Daesh.
Although Taliban security forces prevented photography and filming directly at the blast site, the checkpoint appeared damaged but intact.
Aid is never conditional. You cannot condition providing food or health assistance to a starving person, or a dying person, said an UN official.
Mohammad Nabi stepped down from the post during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.
The IS regional affiliate known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province has increased its attacks since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021.
The ban has already prompted four major international aid agencies to suspend operations in Afghanistan, raising the possibility that millions of people will be left without food, education etc.
The latest restriction comes less than a week after the hardline Islamists banned women from attending universities, prompting global outrage and protests in some Afghan cities.
The NGO ban was introduced a day earlier, allegedly because women weren't wearing the Islamic headscarf correctly.