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China to provide unconditional aid to Afghanistan

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Chinese ambassador to Kabul, Wang Yu, has said that his country is prepared to continue providing unconditional humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan.... read..
 

635,000 people displaced in Afghanistan this year, says UN

New York | September 21, 2021 8:15:49 AM IST
UN humanitarians said on Monday that 635,000 people in Afghanistan were routed from their homes this year because of violence, with more than 12,000 recently displaced to Kabul, mainly from Panjshir Province.... read..
 

Covid, climate crisis, Afghanistan to dominate UNGA

United Nations |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The annual parade of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Princes and potentates starts off on Tuesday when they meet in person and virtually at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to grapple with global problems, promote their own agendas and engage in diplomacy.... read..
 

IPL 2021: Taliban government bans broadcasting of league in Afghanistan

Kabul | September 21, 2021 6:46:21 PM IST
The Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned the broadcasting of the Indian Premier League (IPL), currently being held in the UAE.... read..
 

Rising unemployment in Afghanistan, people forced to sell goods on streets

Kabul | September 21, 2021 12:16:04 PM IST
Rising unemployment in Afghanistan has forced many people to drive their own cars as taxis and sell goods on the country's streets.... read..
 

Daesh not capable of posing threat to Afghanistan, says Taliban

Kabul | September 21, 2021 7:15:55 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday said that it can restrain Islamic State (Daesh) in Afghanistan and they are not capable of posing a threat to the country.... read..
 

Naseeb Khan appointed new chief executive of Afghanistan Cricket Board

Kabul |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Monday that it had appointed Naseeb Khan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Khan replaces Hamid Shinwari, who was appointed in April 2021 to the post.... read..
 

6,35,000 people displaced in Afghanistan this year: UN

United Nations |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
UN humanitarians has said that 6,35,000 people in Afghanistan were routed from their homes this year because of violence, with more than 12,000 recently displaced to Kabul, mainly from Panjshir Province.... read..
 

India, US discuss prevailing crisis in Afghanistan

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
India and the US on Monday held discussions over the prevailing situation in Afghanistan and appreciated the mutual cooperation in the recent evacuation operations from Kabul.... read..
 

PM Modi, Macron express grave concern about situation in Afghanistan

New Delhi | September 21, 2021 8:16:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday talked over the telephone and expressed their grave concerns about the situation in Afghanistan.... read..
 

Despite Afghanistan's capture rift emerges between Taliban factions, says report

Kabul | September 21, 2021 9:45:57 AM IST
Even though the Taliban has managed to capture Afghanistan and form a government, an internal rift between the faction has started emerging, according to media reports.... read..
 

Afghanistan: 40 arrested in connection with Nangarhar explosions

Kabul | September 21, 2021 8:45:49 AM IST
At least 40 people have been arrested in connection with explosions that rocked Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday and Sunday.... read..
 

PM Modi, Biden to discuss Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism: Shringla

New Delhi | September 21, 2021 6:46:27 PM IST
During his upcoming US visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will discuss the current regional security situation following the recent developments in Afghanistan in a bilateral meeting on September 24, said Foreign Secretary Harsh... read..
 

Saudi Foreign Minister discuss situation in Afghanistan with PM Modi

New Delhi | September 21, 2021 1:45:59 AM IST
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed regional developments, including the situation in Afghanistan.... read..
 

Afghanistan: Over 150 media outlets shut down after Taliban takeover

Kabul | September 21, 2021 8:16:22 PM IST
Over 150 media outlets in Afghanistan have shut down their operations in the last one month as they struggled to carry out their day to day functions after the Taliban takeover.... read..
 

Pak to join UN call to prevent Afghanistan's collapse at UNGA

Islamabad |Monday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan is gearing up to ramp up the Kashmir dispute against India along with joining the United Nations call for immediate intervention to prevent an expected economic collapse of Afghanistan.... read..
 

Emmys 2021: Julianne Nicholson gives subtle nod to women in Texas, Afghanistan

Los Angeles (California) | September 20, 2021 2:46:09 PM IST
American actor Julianne Nicholson, who won an Emmy for her role in HBO's hit series 'Mare of Easttown', gave a powerful acceptance speech, recognising women impacted by the Texas abortion ban and Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.... read..
 

Da Afghanistan Bank permits private companies to withdraw USD 25,000 a month

Kabul | September 20, 2021 1:46:04 AM IST
Amid worsening economic conditions post-Taliban takeover, the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on Sunday said that all private companies would be allowed to withdraw USD 25,000 from their bank account once a month.... read..
 

Will bring perspective of most impacted by Afghanistan crises to UNGA, says UN refugee chief

Geneva | September 20, 2021 10:45:58 AM IST
In the upcoming UN General Assembly (UNGA) meet slated for this week, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is set to present a report on a recent field visit in Afghanistan.... read..
 

Afghanistan's secondary, high schools reopen for boys

Kabul |Monday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Secondary and high schools, as well as madrasas, for boys across Afghanistan have reopened after more than a month of the country's takeover by the Taliban, the Ministry of Education said.... read..
 

BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes,says Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2021 3:46:06 AM IST
People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics over issues pertaining to Taliban, Afghanistan and Pakistan to garner votes.... read..
 

Afghanistan: Taliban appoint new Chief Executive of cricket board

Kabul | September 20, 2021 9:45:56 PM IST
Naseeb Khan has been appointed as new Chief Executive of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), days after the removal of Hamid Shinwari from the post.... read..
 

Imran Khan to address UNGA virtually; raise Afghanistan issue

Islamabad | September 20, 2021 3:16:25 PM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to address the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) virtually, on Friday.... read..
 

Female teachers worried about their future in Afghanistan

Kabul | September 20, 2021 11:16:06 AM IST
Female teachers are uncertain about their future in Afghanistan after the Ministry of Education issued a notice calling on male students and male teachers from grades seven to 12 to return to school.... read..
 

Child killed, 2 including Taliban member injured in explosion in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Kabul | September 19, 2021 10:46:07 PM IST
A child was killed and two people including a Taliban member injured in an explosion on Sunday evening in Nangarhar province, local media reported.... read..
 

Dilemma over SAARC foreign ministers meeting on sidelines of UNGA continue, who will represent Afghanistan?

By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi | September 19, 2021 8:16:02 AM IST
During the upcoming week at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), several high-level multilateral meetings are expected to take place in which India will participate.... read..
 

Afghanistan: 3 killed, 21 injured in consecutive explosions in eastern Nangarhar province

Kabul | September 19, 2021 6:15:54 AM IST
At least three persons were killed and 21 injured on Saturday in three consecutive explosions targeting the Taliban in Police District 5 of Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province.... read..
 

China cautious on Afghanistan while Pakistan faces grim situation

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Pakistan has been reeling under international pressure on their handling of the Afghan situation and it is conscious of the fact that its role in Afghanistan will increasingly come under scrutiny in the coming days.... read..
 

Imran Khan says Biden faced 'unfair criticism' over Afghanistan withdrawal

Islamabad | September 19, 2021 9:16:01 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently came to the defence of US President Joe Biden by saying that Biden faced "unfair criticism" over withdrawal from Afghanistan and it was the "most sensible thing" to do. Notably, Khan has not received any call fr... read..
 

Qatar Airways carries nearly 30 Americans out of Afghanistan

Washington | September 19, 2021 4:45:57 AM IST
The US State Department on Saturday announced that nearly 30 more Americans were evacuated from Afghanistan via a Qatar Airways charter flight.... read..
 

2 killed in blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Kabul | September 19, 2021 5:46:07 PM IST
Two civilians were killed in an explosion at a bus station in the eastern city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province on Sunday morning, Sputnik reported citing an eyewitness.... read..
 

Jaishankar exchanges views on developments in Afghanistan with Saudi counterpart

New Delhi | September 19, 2021 5:16:00 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday met Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud here and exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan and other regional issues.... read..
 

2 killed, 21 injured in serial blasts in Afghanistan

Kabul |Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
At least two people were killed and 21 others injured in four separate explosions in Afghanistan, multiple sources have confirmed.... read..
 

Jaishankar holds discussions on Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific with Saudi FM

New Delhi | September 19, 2021 4:15:50 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday held a meeting with visiting Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan and exchanged views on Afghanistan, the Gulf and Indo-Pacific.... read..
 

Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in focus at Delhi Police-led conference with intelligence, security agencies

New Delhi | September 18, 2021 11:16:11 AM IST
The issue of Taliban takeover was heavily discussed during the conference of various intelligence units and security agencies with Delhi Police at Delhi Police headquarters on Friday, as per sources.... read..
 

Kerala could become another Afghanistan in 5-10 years, says KJ Alphons

New Delhi | September 18, 2021 9:45:57 PM IST
There is so much Talibanisation happening in Kerala, especially in certain pockets that in the next 5-10 years the state could become another Afghanistan.... read..
 

Afghanistan: Taliban resume boys-only schools, makes no mention of girls

Kabul | September 18, 2021 9:16:03 AM IST
The Ministry of Education of Afghanistan, led by the Taliban has directed all secondary schools to resume from Saturday, however, the directive only mentions the male students, making no reference to a return date for girls.... read..
 

Afghanistan's humanitarian situation 'pretty desperate', urgent aid needed: UN refugee chief

Islamabad | September 18, 2021 12:46:11 PM IST
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has said that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is pretty desperate and called for urgent aid to the country, a media report said.... read..
 

Mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan extended for 6 months

United Nations |Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months until March 17, 2022.... read..
 

US terms Aug 29 drone strike in Afghanistan a 'tragic mistake'

By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | September 18, 2021 4:45:55 AM IST
The Pentagon on Friday acknowledged that the August 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians, including seven children.... read..
 

Guterres requests SCO cooperation on Afghanistan

United Nations |Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has requested for cooperation from the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in support of Afghanistan.... read..
 

UN chief requests SCO cooperation on Afghanistan

New York | September 18, 2021 2:15:55 PM IST
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has asked for cooperation from the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in support of Afghanistan.... read..
 

Change in Afghanistan was not inclusive, sans negotiation: Modi

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the change of power in Afghanistan was not inclusive and it happened without negotiation.... read..
 

Two injured in IED blast in Afghanistan's Kabul

Kabul | September 18, 2021 12:46:13 PM IST
An improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred in Kabul's PD13 area, local media reported on Saturday.... read..
 

Pak Minister links New Zealand tour cancellation to Afghanistan

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Hours after the New Zealand cricket team called off its tour of Pakistan just before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Friday that the tour was cancelled under an international 'conspiracy', ... read..
 

Blinken speaks with new UK Foreign Secy, discusses Afghanistan, China

Washington DC | September 18, 2021 11:46:09 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss on Friday and discussed issues including Afghanistan, China and Iran.... read..
 

Pakistan paid a 'very heavy price' of siding with US in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

Islamabad | September 18, 2021 5:46:15 PM IST
Pakistan paid a "very heavy price" of siding with the US in its occupation of Afghanistan, said Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that hearing American politicians blame Islamabad for its humiliating retreat hurts.... read..
 

Afghanistan only nation on earth to bar half its population from secondary education

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
The Taliban have effectively banned girls from secondary education in Afghanistan, by ordering high schools to reopen only for boys.... read..
 

3 terror groups still operating in Afghanistan against Pak

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Three terrorist organisations are still operating in Afghanistan against Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday, after the Taliban had assured the Afghan soil would not be used against any state, Geo TV reported.... read..
 

Afghanistan: UNSC resolution calls for 'equal and meaningful participation of women'

Kabul | September 18, 2021 7:16:12 PM IST
The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, specifying the importance of "equal and meaningful participation" of women in public life.... read..
 

Pak asked to accept new influx of refugees from Afghanistan

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has asked Pakistan to accept the new influx of refugees from Afghanistan, suggesting that if these refugees were sent back due to the lack of documentation, they may be at risk.... read..
 
 
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