Sunday, December 5, 2021

Afghanistan to resume issuing passports in 17 provinces

Kabul | December 5, 2021 9:19:04 AM IST
Passport Department has been opened in 17 provinces in Afghanistan and will soon start them in the rest of the provinces, local media reported citing officials as saying.... read..

US, 21 other countries concerned over summary killings, enforced disappearances in Afghanistan

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:15:08 PM IST
The US and 22 other allies have issued a joint statement expressing deep concern on the reports of summary killings and enforced disappearances of former members of the Afghan security forces as documented by Human Rights Watch and others.... read..

Suliman Safi to lead Afghanistan in U-19 World Cup

Kabul | December 5, 2021 6:19:09 PM IST
Left-hand top-order batter Suliman Safi will lead the 20-member Afghanistan squad in the ICC U19 World Cup which will be played in January-February 2022 in the West Indies.... read..

US, other world powers condemn Taliban over summary killings in Afghanistan

Washington | December 5, 2021 8:49:14 AM IST
The United States joined other international powers in expressing "deep concern" over the summary killings and enforced disappearances in Afghanistan after the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban in August this year.... read..

Several Iranian guards suffer casualties after border clashes near Afghanistan, say Taliban

Kabul | December 4, 2021 7:48:57 PM IST
The Iranian forces had suffered at least nine casualties during clashes on the Afghanistan-Iran border after fuel smuggling attempts from the Iranian side, the Taliban authorities said on Thursday, reported The Frontier Post.... read..

Karzai calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan to gain international acceptance, recognition

Kabul | December 4, 2021 5:18:46 AM IST
Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai emphasized the significance of inclusive government in Afghanistan calling Loya Jirga (Great Assembly) as a good option to chart its path towards legitimacy.... read..

France evacuates over 300 people from Afghanistan

Paris | December 4, 2021 2:19:11 PM IST
France has evacuated more than 300 people from Afghanistan, said the French Foreign Ministry.... read..

Explosion occurs in Afghanistan's capital Kabul

Kabul | December 4, 2021 2:19:10 PM IST
An explosion occurred in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, said local media.... read..

'Missing India factor dents Afghanistan's progress after Taliban takeover'

Kabul | December 4, 2021 2:48:51 PM IST
With Afghanistan facing a severe humanitarian crisis, the Taliban regime is making a big mistake by alienating India, which has for over two decades been assisting the country's progress including humanitarian, civil aviation, telecommunication, transport... read..

Afghanistan's economic woes continue under the Taliban

Kabul | December 3, 2021 10:49:32 AM IST
Afghanistan is facing economic hardships after the takeover of the Taliban in August this year and its financial crisis has increased further.... read..

Humanitarians distribute aid in Afghanistan, one of world's greatest emergencies, says UN

New York | December 3, 2021 8:19:05 AM IST
The United Nations and its partners are conducting needs assessments while distributing aid across Afghanistan, one of the world's greatest emergencies, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.... read..

Russian plane with evacuees from Afghanistan lands in Moscow

Moscow | December 2, 2021 8:48:58 AM IST
The third plane from Kabul with citizens of Russia and Afghanistan has landed at the Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow, Russian Media reported citing defense ministry statement.... read..

One of three Russian planes with evacuees from Afghanistan lands in Moscow

Moscow | December 2, 2021 5:49:05 AM IST
One of the three evacuation planes carrying Russian and Afghan citizens on board, landed at the Chkalovsky airport in Moscow.... read..

Current Myanmar, Afghanistan envoys to UN to keep posts for now: Russian envoy

Moscow | December 2, 2021 8:18:57 AM IST
The ambassadors of Afghanistan and Myanmar to the United Nations, appointed by the governments in those countries, will keep their posts until the UN Credentials Committee decides on the nations' representations at the world body, Russian Deputy Permanent... read..

Taliban hide details of drug trade revenue amid financial crisis in Afghanistan: Report

Kabul | December 2, 2021 11:19:14 AM IST
Taliban which was always suspected to be one of the wealthiest militant groups in the world, has never let out the details about the volume and revenue of the drug trade, as Afghanistan going through grave financial crisis.... read..

Clash at Afghanistan-Iran border a misunderstanding: Taliban

Kabul |Thursday, 2021 8:45:09 PM IST
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed a clash between the border forces of Iran and Afghanistan and described the incident as a "misunderstanding."... read..

Farmers in Afghanistan's Kunduz voice concern over drought, seek help

Kunduz |Thursday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
Farmers in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province have expressed concern over drought, saying the current drought and water shortage to irrigate their farmlands would badly affect their harvests.... read..

Afghanistan's GDP likely to drop 20% in one year: UN

United Nations (New York) |Thursday, 2021 10:15:08 AM IST
Afghanistan's gross domestic product (GDP) likely will drop from $20 billion to $16 billion within a year, a 20 per cent plunge, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has projected.... read..

Taliban facing difficulties in effectively fighting terrorism in Afghanistan: Russian Envoy

Kabul | December 1, 2021 3:19:23 PM IST
The Taliban are facing difficulties in effectively fighting terrorism in Afghanistan due to lack of financial resources, Russian Ambassador in Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov said on Wednesday.... read..

Shaun Tait resigns as Afghanistan fast bowling consultant

Kabul | December 1, 2021 5:19:47 PM IST
Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait on Wednesday announced that he is stepping down as the fast bowling consultant of the Afghanistan cricket team.... read..

Humanitarians deliver winterisation aid in Afghanistan: UN

United Nations (New York) |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:08 PM IST
The UN and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and rent support for tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, UN humanitarians have said.... read..

Three Russian planes with 214 people aboard depart from Afghanistan

Moscow | December 1, 2021 5:49:32 PM IST
The three Russian planes that delivered humanitarian aid to Kabul departed on Wednesday from Afghanistan with 214 people aboard.... read..

US must block International efforts to recognise Taliban in Afghanistan: report

Washington | December 1, 2021 5:49:45 PM IST
As Taliban rulers are trying hard for international recognition of their reinstated Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden must act that the group does not get credentialing at the UN, US media report said.... read..

Security personnel bust kidnappers' gang in Afghanistan

Kabul |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:08 PM IST
At least two men were killed as intelligence personnel of Afghanistan's caretaker government busted an armed kidnappers group in Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the General Directorate for Intelligence (GDI) said on Wednesday.... read..

3 Russian aircraft depart for Afghanistan to evacuate people, deliver aid

Moscow | December 1, 2021 9:49:26 AM IST
Three Russian military transport aircraft departed for Afghanistan to evacuate citizens and deliver humanitarian aid.... read..

Former Australia pacer Tait quits as Afghanistan's fast bowling consultant

Abu Dhabi |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait on Wednesday has quit as Afghanistan's fast bowling consultant with immediate effect. Tait had been signed up by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in August this year and was a part of the coaching staff when Afghanista... read..

Top Russian, Pakistani security officials discuss situation in Afghanistan

Moscow | December 1, 2021 11:19:24 PM IST
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Pakistani National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf held bilateral consultations on security issues and discussed the situation in Afghanistan on Wednesday in Moscow, local media reported citing the Rus... read..

UN delivering winterisation aid in Afghanistan

United Nations |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:09 PM IST
The UN and its partners are distributing winter clothing, heating, fuel and rent support to tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, UN humanitarians said.... read..

US expresses concern over rights abuses in Afghanistan, asks Taliban to take necessary steps

Doha | December 1, 2021 7:50:31 AM IST
The US on Tuesday (local time) expressed deep concern over allegations of human rights abuses in Afghanistan and asked the Taliban to take necessary action to protect the rights of Afghans.... read..

Afghanistan's nominal GDP likely to contract by 20 pc within a year: UNDP

Kabul | December 1, 2021 10:48:55 PM IST
Afghanistan's nominal GDP is likely to contract by 20 per cent within a year, from USD 20 billion in 2020 to a figure of USD 16 billion, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday.... read..

Lance Klusener to step down as Afghanistan coach after Dec 31

Kabul | November 30, 2021 9:19:19 AM IST
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener has said that he will be stepping down as Afghanistan cricket team head coach after December 31.... read..

Taliban release over 210 prisoners in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 30, 2021 1:49:17 AM IST
As Afghans are struggling with the ongoing law and order situation in the country, the Taliban on Monday released over 210 prisoners from a jail in Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan: Daughter of doctor kidnapped in Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif | November 30, 2021 7:19:16 PM IST
Daughter of a physician in Mazar-i-Sharif capital city of Balkh province of Afghanistan has been kidnapped, media report citing a police official said on Monday.... read..

Kabul resumes exports of talc powder, says Afghanistan Industrial Association

Kabul | November 30, 2021 11:50:37 AM IST
Afghanistan's capital Kabul has recently exported 500 tons of talc powder to a number of countries including China, Spain and the UK, said Afghanistan Industrial Association on Monday.... read..

Physician's daughter kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kabul |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
A group of men kidnapped the daughter of a physician near a school in Mazar-i-Sharif city, capital of Balkh province in Afghanistan, police said.... read..

3 IS terrorists killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Kabul | November 30, 2021 11:20:06 PM IST
Three Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, media report citing provincial police officer Mawlawi Tahir Mubariz said on Tuesday.... read..

India, Pak struggling to reach consensus on providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan: Report

Islamabad | November 30, 2021 9:48:56 AM IST
Islamabad and New Delhi are at loggerheads over the modalities of shipment of Indian wheat to Afghanistan via Pakistan as the two countries are struggling to find a common strategy for humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, officials here ... read..

Saudi Arabia calls for OIC meeting to address humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, ahead of winter

Kabul | November 30, 2021 5:50:01 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has appealed to members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene an extraordinary meeting on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.... read..

EU continues talks with Taliban to secure humanitarian access in Afghanistan

Brussels | November 29, 2021 11:49:16 PM IST
The European Union on Monday said that it will continue talks with the Taliban delegation in Doha to secure humanitarian access in the country and to possibly resume EU diplomatic representation in Kabul.... read..

Afghanistan: 50 pc private education centres shut since Taliban takeover

Kabul | November 29, 2021 3:26:44 PM IST
Over 50 per cent of private education centres have been closed within the past three months across Afghanistan since the Taliban take over the country, local media reported citing the Union of Private Education Centers.... read..

Media freedom at risk as Taliban censors news reports in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 29, 2021 3:28:40 PM IST
Following the new media guidelines under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the freedom of expression is at risk in Islamic Emirate as the group announced that no media or news agencies are permitted to publish against the interest of the Taliban's so-cal... read..

PM issues decree to unblock frozen bank accounts of former government officials still in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 29, 2021 8:49:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund issued a decree ordering the Central Bank to unblock the bank accounts of officials of the previous Ashraf Ghani government who have not left the country.... read..

Afghan PM issues decree to unblock frozen bank accounts of former government officials still in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 29, 2021 9:19:09 PM IST
Afghanistan Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund issued a decree ordering the Central Bank to unblock the bank accounts of officials of the previous Ashraf Ghani government who have not left the strife-torn country.... read..

Heads of state at Economic Cooperation Organization summit discuss Afghanistan crisis

Kabul | November 29, 2021 10:49:17 PM IST
In the absence of Afghanistan, the 15th summit of the heads of state in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held on Monday in Turkmenistan as the country continues to face a daunting economic crisis, local media reported.... read..

Afghanistan: Passport distribution in Kabul still on hold for past 12 days

Kabul | November 29, 2021 5:20:02 PM IST
The passport distribution is on hold for the last 12 days in Kabul despite operational office in 17 Afghanistan provinces.... read..

Police arrest 13 for selling drugs in Afghanistan

Zaranj |Monday, 2021 10:45:07 PM IST
The police have arrested 13 persons for selling illicit drugs in Zaranj, capital of Afghanistan's Nimroz province, over the past couple of days, counter-narcotics officer Mullah Juma Usmani said on Monday.... read..

In his first public address, Afghanistan's acting PM seeks 'good ties with all countries'

Kabul | November 28, 2021 10:17:11 AM IST
Afghanistan's acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund, during his first public address on Saturday, assured the world that he seeks 'good relations with all countries.... read..

Pakistan agrees to provide life-saving drugs to Afghanistan

Islamabad | November 28, 2021 9:47:51 AM IST
Pakistan has agreed to provide life-saving drugs to Afghanistan, which is witnessing a severe humanitarian crisis under the Taliban.... read..

US, Russia actively discussing Afghanistan: Moscow

Kabul | November 28, 2021 1:47:43 AM IST
Amid the deteriorating economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, a senior Russian official on Saturday said that Moscow and Washington are actively discussing the Afghan crisis.... read..
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