Pakistan court sentences two TTP members to 34 years in prison 

The TTP, also known as the Pakistan Taliban, is believed to have close links to the Al-Qaeda terror group.

published on : 21st January 2023

'Significant lapse in judgment': UN apologises for photo of its personnel in front of Taliban flag

During the visit, the delegation met Taliban leaders in Kabul and Kandahar and conveyed their alarm over the recent restrictions on education and work of women and girls across the country.

published on : 21st January 2023

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules

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.

published on : 16th January 2023

TTP Militants attack police station in Pakistan, 3 cops dead in cross-firing

The TTP claimed killing four policemen, including a DSP rank police officer, and injuring three in the attack, along with seizing two Kalashnikovs, two magazines and Rs 47,000.

published on : 14th January 2023

US Republicans probe 'chaotic' Afghanistan withdrawal leading to Taliban takeover

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

published on : 14th January 2023

Australia pulls out of Afghan cricket series as Taliban bars women athletes

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.

published on : 12th January 2023

Afghan women athletes barred from play, fear Taliban threats

The ban on sports is part of the Taliban's escalating campaign of restrictions that have shut down life for girls and women.

published on : 11th January 2023

Who are the 'Taliban 20' Kevin McCarthy's bid to become US House Speaker

They share geography too as they are dominated by southerners, mainly from Texas, Florida or Arizona.

published on : 6th January 2023

Afghan Taliban kill eight in raids of IS hideouts in Afghanistan 

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban govt, said the raids in the capital city and western Nimroz province targeted IS militants who organised recent attacks on Kabul’s Longan Hotel.

published on : 5th January 2023

'Obey or leave': NGOs torn over Taliban ban on women staff

The ban was one of two crushing orders released in rapid succession last month: just days earlier, Taliban authorities banned women from university education.

published on : 5th January 2023

US, Pakistan have shared interest in ensuring Taliban acts against terrorist groups: Biden Administration

Militants and terrorist groups operating in the border regions, operating inside Afghanistan have claimed far too many Pakistani lives.

published on : 5th January 2023

The Taliban blowback – singes India as much as it does Pakistan

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.

published on : 5th January 2023

The Great Game is afoot in Afghanistan again: Can the Taliban be trusted?

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.

published on : 3rd January 2023

'Can't halt aid to dying person': UN to help Afghanistan despite Taliban ban on women in NGOs

Aid is never conditional. You cannot condition providing food or health assistance to a starving person, or a dying person, said an UN official. 

published on : 30th December 2022

UN official, Taliban minister meet on Afghan women NGO ban 

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.

published on : 26th December 2022

Germany seeks 'clear global reaction' to Taliban curbs on women

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.

published on : 25th December 2022

Three NGOs suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bar women

The NGO ban was introduced a day earlier, allegedly because women weren't wearing the Islamic headscarf correctly.

published on : 25th December 2022

Taliban order NGOs to stop women employees from working over 'hijab'

Taliban had promised a softer form of rule when they returned to power in August last year. They have instead imposed harsh restrictions on women, effectively squeezing them out of public life.

published on : 25th December 2022

Taliban use water cannon on women protesting university ban 

The development came after Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Tuesday banned female students from attending universities effective immediately.

published on : 24th December 2022

Taliban's reasons for banning women from universities

The ban announced earlier this week is the latest restriction on women's rights in Afghanistan ordered by the Taliban since their return to power in August last year.

published on : 23rd December 2022
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