Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Women's rights crisis in Afghanistan has few parallels in the world

Kabul | August 16, 2022 6:58:16 AM IST
A year has passed since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan following a rapid drawdown of Western forces that pushed the country into a number of crises which transformed the country fundamentally.... read..

Biden administration slams report critical of 'chaotic' US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Washington | August 16, 2022 5:28:36 AM IST
The Biden administration has slammed a new report by the Republican Party assessing the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan.... read..

Rashid's all-round performance, Najibullah's fifty help Afghanistan to register 27 run win over Ireland

Belfast | August 16, 2022 9:58:31 AM IST
Najibullah Zadran's half-century and an all-round performance by Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan register a 27 run win over Ireland in the fourth match of the five-match T20I series on Monday.... read..

UN official condemns use of force to suppress women's protests in Afghanistan

Kabul | August 15, 2022 4:27:52 PM IST
UN's special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett condemned the "use of excessive force" to suppress women's protests, calling it a breach of their right to freedom of expression.... read..

Afghanistan: 32 dead, 20 injured as flood ravages Parwan province

Kabul | August 15, 2022 3:26:27 PM IST
At least 32 people died and more than 20 were injured in flooding in the Shinwari and Sia Gard districts of the Parwan province in Afghanistan.... read..

Anti-Narcotic Task Force busts drug nexus between Afghanistan, Punjab, arrests one person

New Delhi | August 13, 2022 11:59:08 PM IST
The Anti-Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) unit of the Crime Branch unearthed the main link of the drug trafficking nexus operating from Afghanistan to Punjab and arrested one accused in this connection, said the officials on Saturday.... read..

Future of women and girls in Afghanistan 'bleak', warn UN experts

Kabul | August 13, 2022 10:57:19 PM IST
UN experts on Friday called on the international community yet again to restore the declining human rights situation in Afghanistan and warned that the future of the country is bleak for its women and girls.... read..

Heavy rains, flash floods swamp eastern Afghanistan's Logar province

Kabul | August 13, 2022 10:57:17 PM IST
Torrential rains and flash floods have killed at least 21 people including women and children and injured scores in Afghanistan's Logar, Wardak and Khost provinces, local media reported Saturday.... read..

Afghanistan's media in doom as country loses nearly 60 pc journalists under Taliban rule

Kabul | August 12, 2022 4:57:03 PM IST
Expressing concerns over the situation of journalists in Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders in its report said that country has lost 39.59 per cent of its media outlets and almost 60 per cent of its journalists since the Taliban took over the South As... read..

Report says cash taken by Ashraf Ghani while fleeing Afghanistan did not exceed $1 mn

Kabul |Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The final report on the transfer of funds by former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani while he was fleeing the country has been made public by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), media reports said.... read..

Allegations that Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan with millions in cash may be untrue: US report

Washington | August 11, 2022 3:59:24 PM IST
The allegations that former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his senior advisors fled aboard with millions in cash are unlikely to be true, according to a new report by the US government's oversight authority on Afghanistan.... read..

Needs in Afghanistan far outstrip humanitarian response: UN report

Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:39 PM IST
The Afghan people continue to stand in dire need of international assistance despite an ongoing humanitarian response of unprecedented scale and nature, said the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Thursday.... read..

Afghanistan: Dead body thrown on streets in Nimruz province

Kabul | August 11, 2022 8:27:13 PM IST
As Afghanistan continues to bear the brunt of mysterious killings and crimes, another incident has taken place in the country in which some unidentified people tossed the body of a man out of a car on the streets in Nimruz province.... read..

Taliban broke multiple pledges on human rights since taking over Afghanistan, says rights group

New York | August 11, 2022 2:56:43 PM IST
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said the Taliban have broken multiple pledges to respect human rights and women's rights since taking over Afghanistan a year ago.... read..

Afghanistan: Two dead, 9 injured following clash between two families

Kabul | August 10, 2022 10:27:31 PM IST
Two persons were killed and seven injured following a clash between members of two feuding families, Khaama Press reported.... read..

Afghanistan gripped by multiple disease outbreaks

Washington | August 10, 2022 3:59:33 PM IST
Afghanistan is facing multiple disease outbreaks, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), measles, Congo fever, dengue fever, and Covid-19, media reports said citing a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report.... read..

Overlapping food, debt crisis in Afghanistan can have devastating impacts: World Bank

Kabul | August 9, 2022 11:57:41 PM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the country is under a massive humanitarian crisis and is currently at the greatest risk of overlapping food and debt crises, a report by the World Bank stated recently.... read..

India raises concerns over attacks on minorities in Afghanistan

New York | August 9, 2022 11:57:39 PM IST
India on Tuesday raised concern over the rising number of attacks at the religious places of the minority community in Afghanistan, including the recent attack at the Sikh Gurudwara on June 18 in Kabul.... read..

Afghanistan: Kabul residents worry over increasing number of beggars on streets

Kabul | August 9, 2022 11:57:36 PM IST
With the increase in poverty and unemployment, Kabul residents are concerned about the increase in the number of beggars in the city, media reports said.... read..

Afghanistan: US condemns ISIS-K attacks targeting Shiite minority in Kabul

Kabul | August 9, 2022 4:27:28 AM IST
Fears have intensified due to an increase in violence in Kabul during the final days of Muharram and amid this, US mission for Afghanistan strongly condemned the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K)-claimed attacks during Ashura which targeted Hazara ... read..

After death of Al Qaeda chief, top TTP commander, 3 others killed in Afghanistan

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
A week after the death of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) top leader Omar Khalid Khorasani and three other top terrorist leaders were killed in a mysterious explosion in eastern Afghanistan's Paktik... read..

Top TTP commander, with USD 3 mn bounty, reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Islamabad | August 8, 2022 4:29:36 PM IST
A top Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, with a USD 3 million American bounty on his head, has been reportedly killed in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan.... read..

Unidentified gunmen kill tribal elder in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Kabul | August 7, 2022 5:57:35 PM IST
Amid soaring cases of targeted killings in Afghanistan, another incident of killing has come to light where a tribal elder was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on August 6.... read..

Taliban urges US to recognize Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Kabul | August 7, 2022 1:56:08 AM IST
Taliban on Saturday urged the US to recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.... read..

Another drone fires missiles in Afghanistan days after Al-Qaeda chief's killing in US mission

Ghazni | August 7, 2022 12:55:42 AM IST
Days after a US drone strike killed Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, another drone fired missiles in the Andaro area of Ghazni Province in Afghanistan and it seems that this one is also a HVT (High Value Target).... read..

Afghanistan: Economic crisis underlies mass hunger

Washington | August 6, 2022 6:27:53 PM IST
Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis cannot be effectively addressed unless the US and other governments ease restrictions on the country's banking sector to facilitate legitimate economic activity and humanitarian aid, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.... read..

Afghanistan: 8 killed in Kabul during Shia community mourning gathering

Kabul | August 6, 2022 8:58:47 AM IST
At least eight people were killed and 18 others injured in Kabul on Friday during a Shia community mourning gathering following the holy month of Muharram, according to reports.... read..

4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan's Fayzabad

Fayzabad | August 5, 2022 3:26:43 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad in the wee hours of Thursday at around 00:38 am.... read..

Afghanistan under Taliban: Group of four burns a man alive

Kabul | August 5, 2022 5:26:37 AM IST
Under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan crimes continue and as part of this trend, a group of four people reportedly burnt a man alive, media reports said.... read..

No proposal for bilateral trade deal with Afghanistan: MoS Muraleedharan

New Delhi | August 5, 2022 3:57:13 PM IST
Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday rejected any claims that India is in talks with a bilateral trade agreement with Afghanistan for the import of Lithium.... read..

Clashes in Afghanistan's Kabul: Multiple attackers killed, one detained after firing in Karte Sakhi area

Kabul | August 3, 2022 11:57:54 PM IST
Multiple attackers were killed and one of them has been detained after heavy firing in the Karte Sakhi area ended in Kabul on Wednesday.... read..

AAP MP Harbhajan Singh gives zero-hour notice over attacks on gurudwaras, Sikhs in Afghanistan

New Delhi | August 3, 2022 12:26:57 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Harbhajan Singh gave zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday over attacks on gurudwaras and killings of Sikhs in Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan under severe debt crisis, owes USD 28 million to Tajikistan

Kabul | August 3, 2022 11:57:56 PM IST
War-torn Afghanistan is witnessing an economic crisis and is under huge debt since the Taliban took control of the country as now it owes Tajikistan USD 28 million for electricity.... read..

Hashmatullah Shahidi returns to Afghanistan's squad for T20I series against Ireland

Kabul |Tuesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Left-handed batter Hashmatullah Shahidi on Monday has made a return to Afghanistan's T20I squad for the upcoming five-match tour of Ireland.... read..

Afghanistan: Student enrollment in Kunduz province's private universities falls drastically

Kabul | August 1, 2022 1:27:23 PM IST
Amid the worsening economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the total number of students enrolled in the private universities in the Kunduz province has dropped by 65 per cent in recent months, as per the Union of Private Universities.... read..

Rocket hits empty house in Afghanistan, no causalities reported

Kabul | July 31, 2022 11:57:53 AM IST
A rocket hit a vacant house in the Sherpur area of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday, no causalities were reported, the Ministry of Interior said.... read..

4 wounded in sport stadium blast in Afghanistan's Kabul

Kabul |Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
At least four persons were injured in an explosion at a sport stadium during a cricket match in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Friday, according to an eyewitness.... read..

Liquid heroin being trafficked from Afghanistan to India seized

New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
A major international drug trafficking syndicate, which used to smuggle liquid heroin into India from Afghanistan has been busted, with the arrest of four people, including one Afghan national, police said on Friday.... read..

Taliban supreme leader calls for implementation of Sharia law in Afghanistan

Kabul |Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada held a gathering with the provincial governors in Kandahar, stressing the need for preserving the Islamic values, Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statemen... read..

Taliban calls for implementation of Sharia law in Afghanistan

Kabul | July 29, 2022 6:29:01 PM IST
In the wake of the deteriorating situation of women and minorities in the country, the Taliban on Thursday called for the implementation of Sharia law in Afghanistan, stressing the need for preserving Islamic values.... read..

ISIS causing unrest in Afghanistan: Taliban

Kabul | July 29, 2022 2:26:28 PM IST
The Taliban's acting Foreign Minister admitted that 1,800 ISIS terrorists were released last year and claimed that ISIS fighters have been subdued while on the contrary, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the recent deadly attacks on mosques, schools, an... read..

World should stay focused on economic stabilisation of Afghanistan: US official

Kabul | July 28, 2022 12:28:59 PM IST
It is in the interest of the world to stay focused on the economic stabilization of Afghanistan, according to a US official who said that Washington is ready to ensure support to the Afghan people.... read..

IS terrorists in Afghanistan increased to 6,000 since Taliban takeover: Russia

Moscow | July 28, 2022 10:56:17 PM IST
The number of Islamic State terrorist organization members in Afghanistan increased three times to 6,000 since the Taliban came to power last year, Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department, said on Thursday.... read..

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan's Fayzabad

Kabul | July 27, 2022 4:56:10 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad in the wee hours of Wednesday at around 2:07 am.... read..

US sanctions hindering Afghanistan's progress: Taliban

Kabul | July 27, 2022 5:26:36 PM IST
Taliban's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said that the US-imposed sanctions have hindered the progress of the country and asked the United States government to release Afghanistan's Central Bank assets.... read..

Afghanistan's displacement crisis one of the most protracted: UN Official

Kabul | July 27, 2022 2:26:34 PM IST
Following the Taliban takeover, numerous Afghans drifted away from Afghanistan, a country which has now the third-largest refugee population and the region's largest displaced population, with 2.7 million refugees scattered across 98 countries.... read..

Uzbekistan hosts conference to rally support for Afghanistan

Tashkent | July 26, 2022 11:58:38 PM IST
Uzbekistan hosted an international conference in Tashkent on Tuesday to garner support for the economic and social revival of Afghanistan.... read..

Two children killed, 10 people injured in Afghanistan's blast

Zabul | July 26, 2022 9:25:37 PM IST
At least two children were killed and 10 others injured after an explosion took place in Afghanistan's Zabul province on Tuesday, according to media reports.... read..

Afghanistan: 4 killed, 48 injured after bus overturns in Zabul province

Kabul | July 26, 2022 2:27:42 PM IST
Four people were killed and 48 others were injured after a traveller bus overturned in Zabul province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, a media report said.... read..

UN official visits Central Afghanistan's Bamyan Province

Kabul | July 26, 2022 9:56:13 AM IST
As murders, and repression of women are on the rise in Afghanistan under Taliban, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Markus Potzel, paid a visit to the central Afghan province of Bamyan, to meet the local author... read..

Taliban claims to solve security problems, urges Hindus, Sikhs to return to Afghanistan

Kabul | July 26, 2022 1:56:14 AM IST
The Taliban claimed that the security situation in Afghanistan has been solved and urged its minorities - Hindus and Sikhs to return back to the country.... read..
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