Afghanistan: IED explosion kills child, injures 3 others
Kabul | April 2, 2023 8:04:41 AM ISTAn explosion in Afghanistan's Southern Zabul province left a child killed and three others injured, according to Khaama Press citing local sources.... read..
US weapons left behind in Afghanistan boosts TTP's military power: Reports
Islamabad | April 1, 2023 3:35:08 PM ISTArms and ammunition left behind in Afghanistan have wreaked havoc in Pakistan as the homegrown monster of Islamabad has been boosting its military power with the weapons of the US Army, Dawn reported citing the latest report of a US-backed broadcasting se... read..
Afghanistan receives medical aid, food supplies from UAE
Kabul | April 1, 2023 11:04:32 AM ISTIn order to help and provide the earthquake victims of Afghanistan with sufficient aid, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sent urgent medical and food supplies to the victims of the disaster, Khaama Press reported.... read..
Women must be allowed to work, earn living in Afghanistan: USAID
Kabul | April 1, 2023 10:06:55 AM ISTThe situation of females in Afghanistan is already grim under the Taliban regime as they are not allowed to work or have access to fundamental rights in the country.... read..
WHO report reveals health emergency situation in Afghanistan
Kabul | March 31, 2023 2:04:37 PM ISTThe healthcare situation in Afghanistan is as deteriorated as any other sector after the Taliban seized power in August last year. The people of the country now, are dependent on humanitarian aid for healthcare as well.... read..
Women in Afghanistan face financial hardships after being barred from work
Kabul | March 31, 2023 11:34:47 AM ISTThe hardline Islamist policies of the Taliban for females of the country have barred them from work as a result of which the Afghan women are facing extreme economic difficulties which continue to surge with every passing day.... read..
Female students seek to study abroad as Afghanistan universities continue to remain closed for women
Kabul | March 31, 2023 4:07:37 AM ISTFemale students in Afghanistan have said that they are seeking to study abroad as universities continue to remain closed for women in the country, TOLO News reported.... read..
UN Human Rights Office expresses concern over arbitrary arrests in Afghanistan
Kabul | March 30, 2023 10:04:42 PM ISTThe UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over ongoing arbitrary arrests in Afghanistan including the recent detention of a girls' education activist, journalists and media workers by the Taliban, Afghanistan based Khaama Pre... read..
Campaign to destroy poppy fields begins in Afghanistan's Herat
Kabul | March 30, 2023 8:04:35 PM ISTA campaign to destroy poppy fields has begun in Afghanistan's Herat, TOLO News reported, adding that the campaign will be conducted in each village in the province by the Taliban.... read..
Heavy rains, flash floods affected 645 families in Afghanistan: UN
Kabul | March 29, 2023 11:35:32 PM ISTRecent heavy rains and flash floods in seven provinces of Afghanistan has affected at least 645 families, according to Khaama Press citing United Nations Mission.... read..
UN mission in Afghanistan calls blast near Taliban-led Afghan Foreign Ministry 'unacceptable'
Kabul | March 29, 2023 10:35:43 AM ISTThe blast outside Taliban-led Afghan Foreign Ministry that killed close to 6 people and injured many others has received widespread reactions including some from humanitarian organisations.... read..
Afghanistan: Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude jolts Kabul
Kabul | March 29, 2023 8:07:28 AM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 4.3 struck 85 kilometres East of Kabul in Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to National Center (NCS) for Seismology.... read..
237 people killed without trial in Afghanistan in last 2 years: Amnesty International
Kabul | March 28, 2023 11:34:30 PM ISTSince the Taliban came back into power in Afghanistan, 237 people have been killed without trial, Amnesty International said in their latest report, according to Khaama Press.... read..
Afghanistan: Blast near Taliban-led Foreign Ministry sparks reactions from Afghan politicians
Kabul | March 28, 2023 9:37:15 PM ISTThe blast near the Taliban-led Foreign Ministry in Malik Asghar Roundabout in downtown Kabul on Monday has sparked reactions from Afghan politicians and Kabul-based diplomatic missions, Afghanistan-based Tolo News reported.... read..
Nine million people in Afghanistan on verge of facing acute starvation: UN World Food Program
Kabul | March 28, 2023 8:34:35 PM ISTRoughly nine million people in Afghanistan are on the verge of facing acute starvation amid the unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis, according to a UN World Food Program (WFP) report, Khaama Press reported.... read..
Swedish Committee for Afghanistan calls on Taliban to end ban on female education
Kabul | March 28, 2023 3:39:47 PM ISTAs the Taliban continues to put restrictions on the basic rights of women in the country, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) demanded that the de facto authorities" in Afghanistan "prioritise investing in education as a crucial component for Afgh... read..
Unexploded war remnants claimed lives of over 700 children in Afghanistan in 2022: UNICEF
Kabul | March 28, 2023 3:38:42 PM ISTSince the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the unexplored shells and other war remains have been constantly taking the lives of children in the war-hit country.... read..
Afghanistan: Nine people killed, 74 others injured due to floods
Kabul | March 28, 2023 8:07:24 AM ISTAt least 9 people have been killed and 74 others have been injured due to flooding in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, TOLO News reported citing officials.... read..
Condition of people living in Afghanistan 'critical' under Taliban rule
Kabul | March 27, 2023 1:07:19 PM ISTPeople in Afghanistan are living under dire conditions under the Taliban rule as several of them are begging in the country to fend for daily needs due to a massive humanitarian crisis.... read..
Afghanistan receives aid of USD 21 million from Japan for essential vaccines for children, women
Kabul | March 27, 2023 3:37:50 PM ISTIn order to help Afghanistan tackle the humanitarian crisis, Japan has contributed funds of about USD 21 million to provide essential vaccines to the women and children of the crisis-hit country, Khaama Press reported.... read..
Afghanistan: 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Farkhar district
Kabul | March 27, 2023 9:06:31 AM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale struck 25 kilometers South of the Farkhar district of Takhar province in Afghanistan on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.... read..
Explosion near Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry in Kabul kills 2, injures 12
Kabul | March 27, 2023 5:05:04 PM ISTAt least two persons were killed and 12 others have been injured in a heavy blast near Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry in downtown Kabul on Monday, according to a hospital run by an Italian NGO, reported Al Jazeera.... read..
"Seniors didn't get their deserved respect": Pakistan's Shadab makes big statement following T20I series loss to Afghanistan
Sharjah | March 27, 2023 8:36:34 PM ISTPakistan stand-in skipper and all-rounder Shadab Khan believes plenty of positives will come from his side's series loss to Afghanistan and the consistent efforts of experienced absentees Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will be further appreciated when the... read..
Six killed in blast near Afghanistan's foreign ministry in Kabul
Kabul | March 27, 2023 6:07:13 PM ISTAt least six civilians were killed and several others, including three Taliban security force personnel, were wounded in a suicide attack near a security checkpoint leading to the foreign ministry in Kabul on Monday, reported Tolo News.... read..
Afghanistan register milestone victory over Pakistan to clinch T20I series
Sharjah | March 27, 2023 11:06:46 AM ISTAfghanistan stunned Pakistan by claiming their second victory and securing the three-match T20I series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.... read..
Afghanistan: 3 dead, 7 injured due to heavy rainfall, flooding
Kabul | March 26, 2023 5:06:55 AM ISTMore than three people in Afghanistan died, and seven have been injured due to heavy rainfall and flooding during the last two days, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Saturday, Afghanistan based Khaama Press reported.... read..
'Countries that failed in Afghanistan' preventing other nations to interact with Kabul: Taliban
Kabul | March 26, 2023 4:06:18 AM ISTTaliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said "some countries that failed in Afghanistan" over the past 20 years are preventing the Taliban from interacting with the international community, Afghanistan-based Tolo News reported.... read..
US working to assist Americans who want to leave Afghanistan: Blinken
Washington | March 25, 2023 5:35:44 AM ISTThe US is working to assist 44 Americans who want to leave Afghanistan and numerous others who have been detained by the de facto authorities, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Khaama Press reported.... read..
US imposed sanctions, banking restrictions primary cause of Afghanistan's ongoing economic crisis: Taliban
Kabul | March 25, 2023 1:36:35 AM ISTAfghanistan's acting Foreign Minister under the caretaker Taliban regime, Amir Khan Muttaqi in an op-ed for Al Jazeera, said that the primary cause of the ongoing economic crisis in the country is the imposition of sanctions and banking restrictions by th... read..
Afghanistan win first international match against Pakistan, down visitors by six wickets in first T20I
Sharjah | March 25, 2023 11:36:54 AM ISTMohammad Nabi and the Afghanistan bowlers' brilliant display helped the team beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in the first T20I of the three-match series in Sharjah on Friday.... read..
Sometimes these things happen as we have lot of youngsters in team: Pakistan skipper Shadab after loss to Afghanistan in 1st T20I
Sharjah | March 25, 2023 1:04:30 PM ISTFollowing his side's six-wicket loss to Afghanistan in the first T20I, Pakistan skipper Shadab Khan said that sometimes losses like these can happen since the side is full of youngsters and tactically the team did well.... read..
Need to improve top-order: Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan after win over Pakistan in first T20I
Sharjah | March 25, 2023 1:04:32 PM ISTFollowing the six-wicket win over Pakistan in the first T20I, Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan expressed happiness while cautioning that the top-order batting needs to improve.... read..
Afghanistan: Female students in Badakhshan urge Taliban to reopen secondary schools
Kabul | March 25, 2023 11:05:28 PM ISTFemale students of secondary schools in Badakhshan on Saturday urged the Taliban to reopen schools to allow them to pursue education as the new school year has started, TOLO News reported.... read..
At least 10 die in Afghanistan earthquake, flash floods
Kabul | March 25, 2023 12:06:21 AM ISTAt least 10 people were killed and over 60 injured after flash floods and earthquake hit Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported citing the Taliban-appointed Department of Natural Disaster Management.... read..
Washington stands with women in Iran, Afghanistan who face violence: US President
Kabul | March 24, 2023 7:37:48 AM ISTUS President Joe Biden has said that Washington stands with women in Iran and Afghanistan who are facing violence, Afghanistan-based TOLO News reported.... read..
Earthquake in Afghanistan destroyed around 665 houses in several provinces: UN
Kabul | March 24, 2023 5:36:23 AM ISTUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has stated that the recent earthquake in Afghanistan damaged and destroyed around 665 houses across Badakhshan, Bamyan, Panjshir, Parwan, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Samangan, and Ta... read..
3,927 people arrested for various types of crimes in Afghanistan over last year
Kabul | March 23, 2023 2:08:48 AM ISTKabul's department of security has said that over the last year, 3,927 people have been arrested for various types of crimes, Afghanistan-based TOLO News reported.... read..
4 killed, 80 injured in Afghanistan earthquake
Kabul | March 23, 2023 2:08:40 AM ISTAt least four people have been killed and about 80 others were injured in an earthquake that rocked northeast Afghanistan on Tuesday night, TOLO News reported quoting officials.... read..
EU condemns large-scale, gender-based discrimination by Taliban in Afghanistan
Kabul | March 22, 2023 12:05:33 PM ISTAs gender-based discrimination continues to remain prevalent in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, the European Union (EU) in an official statement has said that the decision of the Taliban to deny education to females and work at NGOs has hampered the... read..
At least 3 killed, 44 injured in Afghanistan earthquake
Kabul | March 22, 2023 12:05:31 PM ISTThe death toll stands at three after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 jolted Afghanistan on Tuesday, Khaama Press reported citing the Taliban-led Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan.... read..
Denial of women's right to education in Afghanistan not justifiable, says UN experts
Kabul | March 22, 2023 9:07:09 AM ISTThe denial of women's rights to education by the "Taliban de facto authorities" in Afghanistan has no justification on any grounds as it has harmed not only them but also the country's future in a crucial way, the UN experts said in a statement.... read..
Afghanistan announces 17-member squad for home T20I series against Pakistan
Kabul | March 22, 2023 12:04:45 AM ISTAfghanistan Cricket Board's (ACB) selection committee on Tuesday named a 17-member squad for the home three-match T20I series against Pakistan, which will be played from March 24 to 27 in Sharjah.... read..
Banning women's education a very serious issue for Afghanistan, says former Prez Karzai
Kabul | March 21, 2023 4:35:04 PM ISTBanning females from attaining education is a very serious issue for Afghanistan and the children of our country, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement to a Canada-based news organisation, reported Khaama Press on Tuesday.... read..
Six killed in grenade explosion in Afghanistan's Ghor province
Kabul | March 21, 2023 7:04:27 AM ISTSix people including a mother and her five children were on Monday killed in a grenade explosion in Afghanistan's central Ghor province, local officials said, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported.... read..
6.8 magnitude quake rocks Afghanistan, strong tremors felt in Pakistan
Islamabad | March 21, 2023 11:35:06 PM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 7.7 rocked Pakistan, and tremors were felt across various cities, according to Geo News.... read..
Ban on women's education in Afghanistan increases risk of gender-based violence: EU
Geneva | March 20, 2023 5:06:05 AM ISTThe European Union representatives in a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women's session said that the ban on female education deprived women and girls of enjoying the human right to education, increases risks of experiencing gender-based violen... read..
Taliban bans Nowruz Celebration in Afghanistan's Daikundi
Kabul | March 20, 2023 3:34:26 PM ISTTaliban have banned the celebration of the Afghan festive Nowruz in the central Daikundi province, warning residents if they are caught celebrating the occasion, they will be treated accordingly, Khaama Press reported.... read..
Afghanistan seeks UN support for wheat storage amid concerns of drought
Kabul | March 19, 2023 9:34:51 AM ISTAfghanistan has sought help from the United Nations (UN) amid rising concerns about drought in the war-stricken country, asking the UN to provide storage facilities for wheat, TOLOnews reported.... read..
Pakistan-Afghanistan allow bus service between Peshawar-Jalalabad
Islamabad | March 19, 2023 6:35:19 AM ISTPakistani and Afghanistani authorities agreed to initiate the bus service between Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, The Express Tribune reported.... read..
Afghanistan: Parents, children urge Taliban to reopen schools for girls
Kabul | March 19, 2023 6:05:38 AM ISTSeveral parents and students in Afghanistan urged the Taliban to reopen the secondary schools for girls, which have been closed for the last 544 days, Khaama Press reported.... read..
Peshawar Police Lines blast was planned in Afghanistan: Pak counter-terror dept
Peshawar | March 18, 2023 10:34:52 AM ISTPakistan's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday said the Peshawar Police Lines blast was planned in Afghanistan by the Jamatul Ahrar group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), ARY News reported.... read..