Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Amnesty International calls global response to Afghanistan's restrictions on women disappointing

Kabul | May 24, 2022 4:54:50 AM IST
Amnesty International called the international community's response to Afghanistan's restrictions on women 'disappointing', a local media reported.... read..

Afghanistan names ODI, T20I squads for home series against Zimbabwe

Kabul (Afghanistan) | May 24, 2022 4:23:55 PM IST
Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee has named the ODI and T20I squads for the national side's tour of Zimbabwe which will start from June 4 onwards.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban issues 15 Article Bill over return of political, military figures

Kabul | May 22, 2022 11:55:43 PM IST
The Taliban Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures Commission has released a list of fifteen articles which includes provisions for "considering temporary accommodation" accompanied by "fulfilling the legitimate deman... read..

Food crisis deepens in Afghanistan as a sack of flour now costs 2800-3,000 Afghanis in Kabul

Kabul | May 22, 2022 11:24:05 PM IST
The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has caused constant unrest and a severe food crunch in the country with the newest one emerging in the form of soaring food prices, especially the inflation of flour which presently costs about 2800 Afghanis.... read..

Afghanistan: Three people sustain injury in Kabul blast

Kabul | May 22, 2022 6:55:40 PM IST
At least three people sustained injuries in a blast that occurred in the vicinity of Police District 10 in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, said the Afghan ministry of interior affairs Spokesperson Abdul Nafe Takor.... read..

3 killed in road accident in Afghanistan's Baghlan province

Kabul | May 21, 2022 9:54:28 PM IST
Three people were killed in a road accident that took place in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Saturday, media reported citing traffic police.... read..

Landslide kills 2 children in Afghanistan's Bamiyan

Asia | May 21, 2022 4:27:31 PM IST
Bamiyan [Afghanistan], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Two children lost their lives in a landslide that hit a village in Waras district of central Bamiyan province on Friday, provincial administration spokesman Sabour Sighani said Saturday.... read..

Taliban's 'atrocious' regime root cause of food scarcity in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 21, 2022 3:24:13 PM IST
Since the takeover, the Taliban's hard regime has waged war and constant unrest in the country with the newest one emerging in the form of wheat shortfall as the country now gears up to tackle the looming food crunch.... read..

Security breach incidents surge in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 20, 2022 12:26:37 PM IST
At least 12 security breach incidents, including targeted killings, clashes and a blast, occurred across Afghanistan in the last few days, according to Afghan Peace Watch.... read..

Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan claims responsibility over Mazar-i-Sharif blast

Kabul | May 20, 2022 8:54:39 PM IST
In the wake of an attack on the Taliban convoy in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan's Balk province on Thursday, the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the explosion.... read..

Afghanistan: TV presenters to cover faces, Taliban issue another decree

Kabul | May 19, 2022 7:56:29 PM IST
In another new decree on Thursday, the Taliban directed all-female presenters working on all TV channels to cover their faces while presenting programs, TOLOnews tweeted.... read..

Central Asian countries raise concerns on terror threat from Afghanistan

Moscow | May 19, 2022 8:54:31 PM IST
Central Asian countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) on Monday expressed a unanimous view that Afghanistan remains "a serious destabilising factor" in the region during the alliance's meeting in Moscow.... read..

3 injured as blast hits northern Afghanistan

Balkh | May 19, 2022 7:57:35 PM IST
At least three people sustained injuries following a blast in the Balkh province's Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday.... read..

Afghanistan: UN female staff 'directed' to wear hijab at office in Taliban's newest decree

Kabul | May 18, 2022 2:54:41 PM IST
As the Taliban regime in Afghanistan continues to clench the rights of Afghan women, the newest decree ordered female staff members of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to wear the hijab.... read..

India sends 2,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan via Attari-Wagah border

Amritsar (Punjab) | May 17, 2022 10:55:32 PM IST
Another consignment of 2,000 metric tons of wheat as humanitarian assistance from the government of India was dispatched for Afghanistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Monday.... read..

Afghanistan: Badakhshan residents concerned over rise in suicide cases among women, youths

Kabul | May 17, 2022 7:24:18 PM IST
Afghanistan's Badakhshan residents express concern over the rise in the number of attempted suicide cases in the region, especially among women and youths.... read..

Taliban dissolve Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 17, 2022 12:54:06 PM IST
The Taliban have dissolved the Human Rights Commission amid growing concerns over the grave human rights situation in Afghanistan, media reports said.... read..

Female government employees in Afghanistan demand freedom to work

Kabul | May 16, 2022 10:24:02 PM IST
Saying that they face an uncertain fate, the female government employees in Afghanistan have demanded from the Taliban regime to be allowed to continue working in their respective departments, a media report said.... read..

Economists warn of major food crisis in Afghanistan: Report

Kabul | May 16, 2022 4:24:32 PM IST
As unemployment and poverty take over the families of Afghanistan, economists warned of a major economic crisis in the country, if necessary steps are not taken on an immediate basis to tackle the situation.... read..

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi calls for inclusive govt in Afghanistan

Tehran | May 15, 2022 11:54:06 AM IST
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday called for an inclusive government in Afghanistan, saying the administration in Kabul has to represent all groups and political factions.... read..

Afghanistan: Kabul mosque attacked during Friday prayers

Kabul | May 14, 2022 10:55:22 PM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, blasts have become a 'new normal' in the war-ravaged nation with the recent one taking place at Kabul's Ayuob Saber Mosque.... read..

Taliban's capture of power in Afghanistan is Pakistan's Frankenstein

Kabul | May 14, 2022 9:53:58 PM IST
Grabbing of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan may have brought a sense of gratification to the powerful army-intelligence nexus of Pakistan but it has created rippling effects for which Islamabad might be ill-prepared as it has also damaged the latter's... read..

Three injured in explosion at mosque in Afghanistan's Kabul

Kabul | May 13, 2022 7:54:03 PM IST
At least three people were injured in an explosion that ripped through a mosque in Kabul, local media reported on Friday.... read..

Afghanistan witnessing terror redux, says UN chief Guterres

Kabul | May 13, 2022 2:25:09 AM IST
Terrorism is resurgent in Afghanistan and it could become a global threat, said UN Chief Antonio Guterres during a human rights conference.... read..

EU envoy to Afghanistan expresses concern over reports of civilian casualties in Panjshir

Kabul | May 12, 2022 1:24:04 PM IST
The European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan, Andreas von Brand, has expressed concerns over the reports of killings of civilians and mistreatment in Panjshir and said it underlines the need for overdue inclusive solutions in governing the troubled countr... read..

India, Uzbekistan hold talks on bilateral ties, Afghanistan

New Delhi | May 11, 2022 6:24:11 PM IST
India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held discussions on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest, including Afghanistan.... read..

Burqa impostion in Afghanistan: US says it has 'leverage to wield with Taliban'

Washington | May 11, 2022 12:54:13 PM IST
In the wake of a recent Taliban decree ordering compulsory all-covering burqa for women in Afghanistan's public places, the US has called for an "end to these restrictive measures".... read..

Half of Afghanistan's population facing acute hunger: WFP

Kabul | May 11, 2022 6:54:53 AM IST
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said that record levels of hunger persist in Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan at risk of becoming safe haven for terrorism: MoS Meenakashi Lekhi

Malaga | May 11, 2022 3:23:59 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi on Tuesday laid stress on Afghanistan becoming safe haven for terrorism at a high-level international conference on human rights, civil society and counter-terrorism.... read..

Afghanistan: Resistance Front claims killing of 22 Taliban members in Panjshir

Kabul | May 10, 2022 4:53:58 AM IST
The National Resistance Front (NRF) on Monday claimed to have killed 22 Taliban members in the Panjshir conflict.... read..

Nearly 20 million facing acute hunger in Afghanistan: UN

Kabul | May 10, 2022 4:54:55 PM IST
Nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan - almost half the population - are facing acute hunger, humanitarians warned in an UN-backed report, published on Monday.... read..

63 IS militants surrender to security authorities in Afghanistan

Jalalabad | May 10, 2022 3:25:19 PM IST
A total of 63 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) outfit have laid down arms and surrendered to security authorities in eastern Afghanistan, said an official statement released Tuesday. Pardoning the surrendered insurgents for their activitie... read..

Tribal elders, Islamic clerics gathering to discuss political issues, security in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 9, 2022 2:24:23 AM IST
A gathering of Afghans, comprising tribal elders, Islamic clerics and influential figures, will discuss the political issues, security and social situation in Afghanistan.... read..

14 people killed in Afghanistan last week in series of blasts

Kabul | May 8, 2022 9:53:18 PM IST
At least six people were killed and eight others were injured in Afghanistan last week, Pajhwok Afghan News said on Sunday.... read..

Afghanistan receives USD 32 million in humanitarian aid

Kabul | May 8, 2022 7:54:39 PM IST
Amid a devastating economic crisis, Afghanistan received USD 32 million in humanitarian assistance on Sunday, the country's central bank informed while appreciating the humanitarian assistance of the international community.... read..

Loads of weapons seized in Northern Afghanistan

Kabul | May 8, 2022 12:54:00 PM IST
Afghanistan's security forces have seized weapons in the northern Baghlan province, the Afghan caretaker government confirmed on Sunday. The confiscated weapons that were found following an intelligence operation in Baghlan-e-Markazi district included 18 ... read..

Canada condemns Taliban's decision to oblige women to wear burqa in Afghanistan

Ottawa | May 8, 2022 8:23:47 AM IST
Canada has condemned the recent decision by the Taliban to oblige women to wear the all-covering burqa in public places in Afghanistan.... read..

Sirajuddin Haqqani calls for end of disputes among local tribes in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 8, 2022 11:54:53 PM IST
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the acting head of Taliban's Interior Ministry, who is on the UN sanctions list as well as an FBI wanted terrorist has called for the resolution of disputes with a Pashtun tribe through negotiation.... read..

Four killed as house collapses in Afghanistan

Jalalabad | May 7, 2022 9:25:17 PM IST
Four persons died and four others are injured after the roof of mud house crumbled in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Friday.... read..

Taliban issue decree for women to wear burqa in Afghanistan, violation to attract punishment

Kabul | May 7, 2022 7:26:24 PM IST
Taliban has issued a decree ordering the Afghan women to wear the all-covering burqa at public places, adding that if violated a male member of the family will be improsned for three days.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban in fresh decree order women to wear all-covering burqa

Kabul | May 7, 2022 3:24:51 PM IST
In the latest curb on women's rights, the Taliban on Saturday issued a decree ordering the Afghan women to wear the all-covering burqa in public.... read..

Uzbekistan not to ready recognise Taliban regime in Afghanistan

Kabul | May 7, 2022 2:53:32 AM IST
An envoy of Uzbekistan said that the country is not ready to recognize the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.... read..

Female teachers to be reinstated in Afghanistan schools

Kabul | May 6, 2022 10:24:13 PM IST
Amidst several discussions in Afghanistan over the Taliban decree banning secondary schools for girls, the Nimroz education department has agreed to reinstate female teachers in the school.... read..

'ISIS trying to regroup in Afghanistan'

Washington | May 6, 2022 6:23:19 AM IST
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley on Tuesday said that the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups are trying to regroup in Afghanistan, highlighting that although the groups are far from the US mainland, they still pres... read..

Extreme hunger 'grips' Afghanistan, Taliban accountable: Reports

Kabul | May 6, 2022 11:53:29 AM IST
Afghanistan has been grappling with an acute food crisis, with over 22 million people, or more than half of the country's population suffering from severe hunger and the majority unable to anticipate when their next meal will arrive, according to the Unit... read..

UN World Food Program delegation visits Amritsar to see India's wheat assistance to Afghanistan

Amritsar (Punjab) | May 5, 2022 8:53:26 AM IST
A delegation of the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) visited Amritsar, Punjab to understand the process of procurement, testing and transportation of wheat from India to Afghanistan.... read..

India, France express concern on humanitarian situation, human rights violations in Afghanistan

Paris | May 5, 2022 7:22:51 AM IST
India and France on Wednesday expressed serious concern about the humanitarian situation and violation of human rights in Afghanistan while calling for an inclusive and representative government in the country.... read..

Terrorists using armour piercing bullets from Afghanistan in J-K, Indian Army ordering new bulletproof jackets

New Delhi | May 4, 2022 5:53:36 PM IST
Some of the terrorists in the Kashmir valley used American armour piercing bullets in encounters with Indian security forces and were successful in breaching the bulletproof jackets of soldiers.... read..

Flash flood kills 2, damages countless homes in Afghanistan's Faryab

Faryab, | May 4, 2022 2:23:38 PM IST
Due to heavy rain and flooding two persons were confirmed dead and scores were left homeless in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, nearly 500 houses have been badly damaged or washed away informed a villager Azizullah on Wednesday.... read..

Power outages in Afghanistan on Eid-ul-Fitr

Kabul | May 3, 2022 11:24:48 PM IST
Hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan are facing power outages as the country was celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the conclusion of the holy month of fasting of Ramzan.... read..

Afghanistan's drug industry continues to thrive despite ban on poppy cultivation

Kabul | May 3, 2022 11:24:31 PM IST
Afghanistan's fastest-growing drug industry operates from desert outposts in plain view, a US media report said on Monday, weeks after the Taliban announced a ban on poppy cultivation.... read..
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