Friday, December 2, 2022

Sri Lanka's Hasaranga reprimanded for showing dissent during final ODI against Afghanistan

Dubai |Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been reprimanded for showing dissent during the final ODI against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.... read..

UNSC condemns attack on religious school in Afghanistan

New York | December 2, 2022 9:35:55 AM IST
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a religious school in Afghanistan that resulted in the killing of at least 20 students and wounding dozens of other people.... read..

Ibrahim Zadran registers highest individual score in ODIs for Afghanistan

Pallekele | December 1, 2022 11:01:28 AM IST
Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran scored 162 in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, breaking the record for the highest score by a player from his country in this format.... read..

US special representative for Afghanistan to visit India

Washington | December 1, 2022 8:31:51 AM IST
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West will travel to India this month to consult on humanitarian and economic crises in Afghanistan, the State Department said on Wednesday.... read..

US condemns Afghanistan blast, says children have right to education without fear

Kabul | December 1, 2022 3:29:51 AM IST
The United States condemned the blast that took place in Afghanistan's Samangan, which claimed 16 lives and said that all Afghani children have the right to go to school without fear.... read..

Ibrahim Zadran smashes 162 to become Afghanistan's highest individual scorer in ODI cricket

Pallekele |Thursday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed a fantastic century (162) in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka to become the highest individual scorer from his country in the 50 over format, here on Wednesday.... read..

Cash assistance to Afghanistan from international community jacks up to USD 1.673bn

Kabul | November 30, 2022 3:01:18 AM IST
In order to assist the Afghans in need, the Central Bank of Afghanistan on Tuesday announced that cash assistance of USD 40 million has arrived in Kabul, taking the total amount of humanitarian aid from the international community to the war-torn country ... read..

India may restart 20 projects in Afghanistan: Taliban

Kabul | November 30, 2022 11:59:55 PM IST
Taliban on Wednesday said that India may restart 20 stalled projects in Afghanistan.... read..

16 killed, 24 wounded in north Afghanistan blast

Kabul | November 30, 2022 5:31:10 PM IST
At least 16 people were killed and 24 wounded in the north Afghanistan blast on Wednesday.... read..

Afghanistani traders awarded gold medal at International trade fair at New Delhi

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 3:00:30 PM IST
The India International Trade Fair 2022 (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi awarded a gold medal in the foreign sector to Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported quoting a statement issued by the embassy of Afghanistan to India.... read..

Central prison in Afghanistan's Herat launches capacity building programmes for prisoners

Kabul | November 29, 2022 2:00:12 AM IST
Central Prison of Herat province has started to provide capacity-building programmes to the inmates in order to incorporate change amongst the prisoners so that crimes can be eradicated from the country, local media reported citing an official on Monday.... read..

Afghanistan confirm automatic qualification for 2023 Cricket World Cup

Pallekele | November 28, 2022 11:31:09 AM IST
Afghanistan has confirmed its slot for the next year's ICC Cricket World Cup after the second ODI against Sri Lanka was called off due to rain.... read..

UAE to host Afghanistan's home fixtures for next 5 years

Kabul | November 28, 2022 10:00:46 AM IST
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) have entered a deal, which will see the UAE hosting Afghans' home fixtures for the next five years.... read..

UN experts call for investigation into suppression of women's rights in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 28, 2022 2:00:43 AM IST
UN experts have demanded an investigation into the suppression of women's rights in Afghanistan as a form of gender persecution as the situation of women in Afghanistan has been deteriorating with every passing day due to Taliban's suppression of basic ri... read..

Hopes generated by the Moscow Format on Afghanistan, says expert

Kabul | November 28, 2022 2:31:13 PM IST
The Moscow Format Consultations held this month in Russia generated much hope for millions of Afghans amid economic and humanitarian crisis country, according to Afghan Diaspora Network columnist Hamid Pakteen.... read..

Border tensions between Afghanistan, Pakistan intensify

Vienna | November 27, 2022 7:30:03 PM IST
Pakistan is facing an emerging security situation in its border provinces and an assertive Afghan Taliban, which is unwilling to accept any 'one-sided' change in the status quo ante on the Durand Line issue.... read..

Drug production factory recovered in Afghanistan's Faryab, 5 arrested

Faryab | November 26, 2022 6:31:02 AM IST
Security officials in Afghanistan's Faryab arrested five individuals after the area saw the recovery of a narcotics production facility, the Pajhwok news agency reported.... read..

Rolling blackouts become regular affair in Afghanistan as power supply fall out of balance

Kabul | November 26, 2022 4:30:24 AM IST
Amid a lack of power supply and severe technical issues, rolling blackouts and unavailability of optimum power supply have become a regular affair in Afghanistan.... read..

Rajapaksa opts for break from ODI cricket as Sri Lanka announce squad for Afghanistan series

Colombo | November 25, 2022 4:31:51 AM IST
The explosive batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa has withdrawn from the Afghanistan series, requesting rest from ODIs after Sri Lanka announced the squad.... read..

UN ask Taliban to end gender-based violence in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 25, 2022 12:31:57 PM IST
The UN mission in Afghanistan has called on the Taliban to take immediate steps to end violence against women and the broader deterioration of women's rights as a vital part of efforts to establish a meaningful and sustainable peace.... read..

Germany pledges 90 million euros in aid for Afghanistan

Kabul | November 25, 2022 8:00:01 PM IST
Germany on Friday announced a new aid package of 90 million euros to crisis-hit Afghanistan. This urgent assistance comes as the International Community of Red Crescent (ICRC) said that more than 24 million Afghans need immediate humanitarian aid, Tolo Ne... read..

Rajapaksa takes break from ODI cricket as Sri Lanka announce squad for Afghanistan series

Colombo |Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
The explosive left-handed batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa will miss the Afghanistan series after he requested rest from ODI cricket as Sri Lanka announced the squad on Thursday.... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolts Afghanistan

Kabul | November 23, 2022 1:01:24 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted Afghanistan on Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology said.... read..

Afghanistan: Students complain of lack of teachers, buildings in Kabul

Kabul | November 21, 2022 8:29:14 PM IST
Students in the Khaki Jabbar district of Kabul have expressed their misgivings over the lack of academic facilities and teachers, complaining that the situation has made it difficult for them to pursue education, TOLOnews reported.... read..

Norway donates 220 m Kroner for civilians in Afghanistan

Oslo | November 20, 2022 7:28:58 PM IST
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway in a statement has announced a donation of 220 million Norwegian Kroner to the United Nations and the World Bank. This donation is intended to boost the humanitarian efforts of these organizations in Afghanistan after th... read..

Mitchell Starc had "strong opinions" on being benched for T20 WC clash against Afghanistan

Melbourne | November 20, 2022 2:30:11 PM IST
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has hinted at his frustration at being omitted from Australia's final group stage of the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup against Afghanistan, saying that he had "strong opinions" on it.... read..

Afghanistan Cricket Board names 18-man squad for Sri Lanka tour

Kabul | November 20, 2022 9:30:25 AM IST
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee named an 18-member squad for three ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs against Sri Lanka which will be played from November 25-30 in Kandy.... read..

Afghanistan announce squad for Sri Lanka ODIs; include Naib, Noor

Kabul |Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Afghanistan on Saturday announced their 18-member squad for three ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs against Sri Lanka, which will be played from November 25th to 30 in Kandy.... read..

Closure of Spin Boldak crossing may increase food prices in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 19, 2022 11:00:37 PM IST
The closure of the Spin Boldak-Chaman crossing may increase the price of food in markets, Tolo News reported.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban publicly flogs boy, girl for having pre-marital affair

Bamyan | November 18, 2022 6:59:15 PM IST
The Taliban authorities in Bamyan province on Friday publicly flogged a boy and a girl for having a pre-marital affair, Khaama Press reported citing local sources.... read..

India voices concern over humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

New York | November 18, 2022 7:31:57 AM IST
India on Thursday voiced concern over the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, as it reaffirmed its unwavering commitment towards helping the people of the war-torn country.... read..

China's confirmation in 'No Money For Terror' Conference awaited; Pakistan, Afghanistan not participating

New Delhi | November 17, 2022 6:30:25 PM IST
As the third edition of the 'No Money For Terror' Ministerial Conference is beginning from Friday, India on Thursday said confirmation from China is still awaited while Pakistan and Afghanistan are not participating in the international event.... read..

India participates in Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan

Moscow | November 17, 2022 1:29:27 AM IST
India participated in the fourth meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan which was held in Moscow on November 16, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday.... read..

Afghanistan: Five ISIS members killed in clashes with Taliban forces

Kabul | November 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM IST
Five ISIS members were killed following clashes with Taliban forces in the Herat province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Wednesday.... read..

Afghanistan: Kabul residents complain of power shortage as winter approaches

Kabul | November 15, 2022 11:59:42 PM IST
Ahead of approaching winter, residents of Kabul expressed concerns over the power shortages as they complained of getting only seven to eight hours of electricity every day.... read..

Afghanistan: Rights group calls for release of jailed women rights defenders

Kabul | November 15, 2022 2:30:27 AM IST
London-based rights group Amnesty International has condemned the recent arrests of at least three prominent women human rights defenders by the Taliban.... read..

"Extremely volatile": UK Govt issues advisory for its nationals in Afghanistan

Kabul | November 14, 2022 10:00:12 AM IST
United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) issued an advisory for British nationals against travelling to Afghanistan as the situation in the country is "extremely volatile", Khaama Press reported.... read..

Harsh winter awaits displaced families in Ukraine, Afghanistan: UNHCR

Geneva | November 13, 2022 7:02:09 AM IST
Millions of people from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East displaced by conflict or persecution could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery already induced by spiralling prices, the lingering impact of the COVID-19... read..

Pakistani arrangements not enough to extend CPEC in Afghanistan: Report

Beijing | November 12, 2022 7:00:50 AM IST
China's non-satisfaction with Pakistani arrangements is delaying the extension of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, despite Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed the resolve to do so, reported Geo-politik.... read..

Concerned at unfolding humanitarian situation in Afghanistan: India at UN

New York | November 11, 2022 2:29:16 AM IST
India's approach to Afghanistan will be guided by historical friendship and the special relationship with the Afghan people even though it is deeply concerned at the unfolding humanitarian situation in that country, said Indian Envoy R Ravindra at the UN.... read..

Afghanistan: Kidnapped child rescued from captivity, two arrested

Kabul | November 11, 2022 4:29:16 AM IST
Two people were arrested and one child was rescued from kidnapper's captivity in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported citing Taliban officials.... read..

Afghanistan: Tribal elders call out Taliban to reopen girls' schools in Nimroz

Kabul | November 11, 2022 11:30:04 PM IST
Tribal elders in Nimroz province of Afghanistan called out the Taliban to reopen schools for girls above the sixth grade and said that depriving young girls of education is not in the interest of the country, TOLO news reported.... read..

Afghanistan: Faryab residents complain of economic hardships, unemployment

Kabul | November 11, 2022 6:00:03 PM IST
Residents in the Faryab province of Afghanistan complained about unemployment and economic hardships as they cannot afford basic living services due to the cash-strapped economy of the country.... read..

People of Afghanistan under world's most severe hunger crisis: Report

Kabul | November 11, 2022 7:31:45 PM IST
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the country is witnessing one of the world's most extensive and most severe hunger crises and acute food insecurity has surged in 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said i... read..

Residents of Maidan Wardan province in Afghanistan receive aid from UN

Kabul | November 10, 2022 11:59:30 PM IST
As Afghans continue to suffer under the Taliban's atrocious regime, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has provided cash assistance to 1,350 families in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan: Social media campaign calls out Taliban to open secondary schools for girls

Kabul | November 10, 2022 5:59:25 PM IST
While the Taliban continues to deprive Afghan women and girls of basic rights, a social media campaign called "Let Afghan Girls Learn" is doing the rounds in the country to call out the Islamic outfit to immediately open the gates of secondary and high sc... read..

At least 64 children killed in UK military operations in Afghanistan: Report

London | November 10, 2022 5:00:36 PM IST
British forces have paid compensation for the deaths of 64 children in Afghanistan, a much higher death toll than previously acknowledged by the country, according to a new report by a United Kingdom-based charity.... read..

Afghanistan's NEPA criticises lack of Afghan representation at COP27

Kabul | November 10, 2022 4:29:59 PM IST
Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) has criticized the lack of Afghan representation at the COP27 held in Egypt. Hafiz Aziz Rahman, the acting head of the NEPA, in a press conference, raised questions over the absence of an offic... read..

EU contributes 50 million euros to World Food Programme for Afghanistan

Kabul | November 9, 2022 6:59:42 PM IST
The European Union has donated EUR50 million (USD 49.7 million) to World Food Programme (WFP) in a bid to help Afghan communities with livelihoods and resilience support, WFP has informed.... read..

Afghanistan is home to over 70 per cent of world's refugees, displaced people: UN report

Kabul | November 9, 2022 6:59:44 PM IST
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said that Afghanistan has over 70 per cent of the world's refugees and displaced people, TOLO news reported.... read..

Former Afghanistan President slams Pakistan for mistreating Afghan refugees

Kabul | November 8, 2022 7:29:37 AM IST
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai attacked Pakistan for 'mistreating' the Afghan refugees who crossed the border after the Taliban took over the country, Khaama Press reported on Monday.... read..
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