Sunday, October 2, 2022

Conspiracy of Afghan "enemies": Taliban as 35 killed in deadly attack on educational center in Kabul

Kabul | October 1, 2022 11:57:55 PM IST
After dozens of Afghans were killed in a deadly attack on the Kaj educational center in Kabul, Taliban said that it was an act carried out by "evil circles on mosques, educational centers, and other public places" and is a conspiracy of the "enemies" of t... read..

Security interests widen trust gap between Afghan Taliban, China

Beijing | September 30, 2022 6:29:40 AM IST
China has apparently put a pause on investments or assistance in Afghanistan as the country is unhappy with the Afghan Taliban due to its non-fulfilment of commitment to safeguarding Beijing's security interests.... read..

Taliban open fire in air as women in Kabul protest over Mahsa Amini's death

Kabul | September 30, 2022 3:00:15 AM IST
The Taliban unveiled their suppressive face once again and dispersed the women demonstrators by firing in the air. The women's rights activists were protesting in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul over Mahsa Amini's death.... read..

Security challenges increased in J-K post-Taliban seizure of power in Afghanistan: DG CRPF

By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | September 29, 2022 9:30:05 PM IST
Challenges have increased in Jammu and Kashmir in many ways after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August last year, said outgoing Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh.... read..

Taliban sign deal for Russian oil, gas and wheat at discounted rate

Kabul | September 29, 2022 1:58:45 PM IST
Taliban have inked an agreement to purchase and import Russian wheat, gas, and oil, the officials of the Islamic group said.... read..

Afghan women face social, economic deprivation under Taliban rule

Kabul | September 29, 2022 6:06:01 AM IST
Amid the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, the situation of Afghan women continues to deteriorate as they are denied their fundamental freedoms and rights under the Taliban rule, said the Charge d'Affaires of the Afghan Permanent Mission to the UN, Naseer Ah... read..

Pakistan receives millions of dollars for allowing US airstrikes on Afghanistan: Taliban

Kabul | September 28, 2022 7:28:43 PM IST
In the wake of the US drone operation that killed Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, Taliban claimed that Pakistan has received a whopping sum of money for allowing the US airstrikes in Afghanistan and added that they have substantial evidence to back thei... read..

Taliban calls on Pakistan to stop meddling in Afghanistan's internal affairs

Kabul | September 28, 2022 11:58:04 AM IST
Referring to remarks by Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif claiming the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Taliban on Tuesday called on Pakistan to stop meddling in Afghanistan's... read..

Pak Army, Taliban involved in narco trade: NATO investigation

Brussels | September 28, 2022 10:28:32 AM IST
The unholy nexus of the Pakistan Army and the Taliban's involvement in the narco trade was revealed by the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) report.... read..

Patience is running out, says UN envoy on engagement with Taliban

New York | September 28, 2022 9:29:01 AM IST
Patience is running out for many in the international community when it comes to effectively engaging with the Taliban, the UN deputy representative for Afghanistan Markus Potzel, told the Security Council on Tuesday.... read..

Afghanistan: People of Helmand request aid as violence-hit province suffers financially under Taliban rule

Kabul | September 25, 2022 11:58:47 AM IST
Amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the residents of Helmand Province have requested financial aid to re-build the demolished homes as the Taliban regime and conflicts have resulted in financial difficulties for the people in the country.... read..

Taliban to review Afghan curriculum in view of Islamic law

Kabul | September 24, 2022 6:00:03 PM IST
The Taliban have announced that it plans to review and revise the curriculum in view of Afghan culture, international educational standards, and Islamic law.... read..

Pak Taliban employs extortion tactics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as control grows

Islamabad | September 24, 2022 12:30:00 PM IST
Amid a stalled peace deal between Islamabad and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the return of members of the outlawed group in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has raised alarm bells.... read..

Taliban denies threat of terrorism still exists in Afghanistan

Kabul | September 24, 2022 9:00:06 PM IST
Responding to concerns expressed by countries at the 77th UNGA session over the terrorism threat still emanating from Afghanistan, the Taliban said that the allegations were baseless.... read..

Afghanistan provinces of Parwan, Kandahar witness mass evacuation as Taliban raids houses

Kabul | September 20, 2022 9:58:58 AM IST
Taliban has begun carrying out door-to-door nighttime raids in the central and southern provinces of Kandahar and Parwan in Afghanistan under the pretext of tracking down illegal arms, triggering fear among locals, leading to mass evacuations.... read..

Taliban free last American hostage in Afghanistan in prisoner swap

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday freed Mark Frerichs, the only American hostage remaining in Afghanistan, in exchange for a Taliban drug lord, Bashir Noorzai, who was serving life sentence at a US prison, media reports said.... read..

UN official calls for genuine investigation into Panjshir crimes by Taliban

Kabul | September 20, 2022 4:32:51 PM IST
UN special rapporteur for Afghan Human Rights, Richard Bennett, called out the Taliban to conduct the investigations amid reports of extra-judicial killings in Panjshir in a genuine manner and as per international standards.... read..

Taliban frees US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs after over 2 years

Kabul | September 19, 2022 6:29:45 PM IST
US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was taken hostage in Afghanistan, was released by the Taliban after more than two years, according to media reports citing a spokesman.... read..

Taliban confirms prisoner swap with US

Kabul | September 19, 2022 4:28:49 PM IST
Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday confirmed that the Taliban has freed an American engineer in return for an Afghan leader in a prisoner swap between the two countries.... read..

Taliban to ban TikTok, Pubg within next 3 months

Kabul | September 19, 2022 2:59:48 AM IST
Taliban is going to ban TikTok and Pubg applications in Afghanistan within the next 3 months times, media reports said citing an announcement by the Taliban-led telecommunication department.... read..

Taliban deplores US' decision to transfer frozen Afghan funds into Swiss-based trust

Kabul | September 18, 2022 10:59:38 AM IST
Taliban on Thursday condemned the decision of the Biden administration to transfer the frozen Afghan funds into a Swiss-based trust and said that the US is violating international norms.... read..

Taliban makes USD 200 mn annually by indulging in criminal activities inside Pakistan

Islamabad | September 18, 2022 12:57:33 AM IST
Taliban has been making around USD 200 million every year by indulging in criminal activities in Pakistan, including extortion, media reports said.... read..

90 pc Afghans in online poll supports reopening girls' schools as Taliban blames parents for closure

Kabul | September 17, 2022 3:58:09 AM IST
About ninety per cent of voters in Afghanistan supported the reopening of schools for girls beyond grade six, and 10 per cent opposed the decision, as per an online poll conducted by Afghanistan's local media outlet TOLO news.... read..

US 'usurped' Afghanistan's USD 7 billion assets, claims Taliban

Kabul | September 16, 2022 8:57:48 PM IST
Taliban have accused the United States of having usurped the Afghan assets after they announced to release USD 3.5 billion of frozen money of Afghanistan as humanitarian aid for the poverty-stricken country.... read..

Taliban, Pak security forces clash over Durand line

Kabul | September 15, 2022 9:30:03 PM IST
Amid border tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan over the Durand line, spokesperson of the Taliban has said that fresh clashes between the security forces of the two countries have been reported in Paktia province, as per local media.... read..

Maulana Masood Azhar not in Afghanistan, but in Pakistan: Taliban

Kabul |Thursday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Following Pakistans letter to Kabul seeking to locate, report and arrest Maulana Masood Azhar -- the head of banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed -- the Taliban government on Wednesday denied his presence in Afghanistan, media reports said.... read..

Taliban prevents 60 Sikhs from leaving Afghanistan; SGPC asks Centre to intervene

Amritsar/New Delhi (Punjab) | September 15, 2022 5:59:31 PM IST
Sixty Afghan Sikhs who were scheduled to arrive in India on September 11 were stopped by the Taliban regime from leaving the country as they were carrying holy scriptures with them.... read..

Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar in Pakistan, says Taliban

Kabul | September 15, 2022 5:58:52 AM IST
Talibani spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has denied that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar was in Afghanistan, and said he is, in fact, in Pakistan, Afghanistan's local media outlet Tolo News said.... read..

EU envoy slams Taliban for human rights violations in Afghanistan, says it failed to uphold promises

Kabul | September 13, 2022 8:01:21 PM IST
Special Envoy of the European Union for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson, on Monday raised his concerns over the surge in violations of human rights under the Taliban and said that the organization has failed to uphold any promises made.... read..

Repression of media personnel continues in Afghanistan as Taliban detains journalist in Kapisa province

Kabul | September 13, 2022 6:31:10 PM IST
Amid the ongoing crackdown on journalists in Afghanistan, another incident has come to light as a local journalist in the central province of Kapisa, Abdul Hanan Mohammadi has been detained by the Taliban for almost three months now without any crime, the... read..

China promoting Taliban 2.0 for better business deals in Afghanistan

Beijing | September 13, 2022 2:28:06 PM IST
China is currently engaged in pampering the Taliban, which finds itself in a state of diplomatic isolation. Its focus is on business with hopes of a better deal.... read..

US special envoy slams Taliban's ban on girls' education, calls it 'destructive' policy

Kabul | September 12, 2022 8:27:55 PM IST
US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights in Afghanistan, Rina Amiri on Sunday condemned the Taliban's ban on girls' education and said that there is no justification for continuing this destructive policy in the country.... read..

Taliban shirks responsibility, blames Afghan parents for closure of girls schools

Kabul | September 11, 2022 11:57:34 PM IST
Drawing flak over the decision to close girls' schools in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Sunday shifted the blame on Afghan parents and said that people do not want their girls to attend school in the current situation.... read..

Taliban negotiating with UAE over airspace control

Kabul | September 11, 2022 8:27:11 PM IST
The Taliban announced that they are negotiating with the United Arab Emirates over airspace control in Afghanistan.... read..

Taliban decried globally for closing Paktia girls' schools after brief opening

Kabul | September 11, 2022 6:00:32 PM IST
The Taliban were publicly criticized globally for closing the girls' schools in Paktia after a brief opening.... read..

Taliban in talks with Pakistan over release of 300 detained Afghans

Kabul | September 11, 2022 5:30:08 PM IST
The Taliban is in talks with Pakistan to free 300 Afghans detained for not having legal documents.... read..

Taliban crashes US-made Black Hawk chopper during training in Kabul, killing 3

Kabul | September 11, 2022 3:59:16 PM IST
Taliban crashed a Blackhawk chopper in Afghanistan's Kabul on Saturday afternoon during a training exercise, leaving three people dead, said the Taliban's Ministry of Defence in a statement.... read..

Taliban fails to appoint "official cabinet" even after a year of taking over Kabul

Kabul | September 8, 2022 11:27:48 PM IST
Even as it has been a year since the Taliban took over Kabul, the regime has failed to designate its officials' "formal cabinet portfolios", media portals said.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban officials in Nimroz orders coffee shop to close down

Nimroz | September 8, 2022 9:56:53 PM IST
Department of Vice and Virtue of Afghanistan's Nimroz province on Wednesday ordered to close the coffee shops and directed the wedding halls to stop playing music at wedding parties, local media reported.... read..

Taliban to revise mass media law in Afghanistan, condition of the press could deteriorate

Kabul | September 8, 2022 4:59:25 AM IST
With Taliban officials set to make changes in the culture and religious sections of media books and revise the mass media law in the country, the condition of media personnel in Afghanistan is likely to get worse.... read..

Human Rights Watch asks UN not to renew travel ban waiver on Taliban officials

Kabul | September 5, 2022 11:28:13 PM IST
Amid the ongoing political isolation of Afghanistan due to their atrocities on women and young girls in the country, the Human Rights Watch has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) not to extend the existing government officials' travel exempt... read..

Taliban Dy PM claims TAPI gas pipeline to take off soon

Kabul | September 3, 2022 11:29:57 PM IST
Construction of the four-nation gas pipeline project between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) that remained suspended due to the volatile situation in Afghanistan will soon begin in Herat province in northwest Afghanistan, media report... read..

Afghan female student sexually assaulted, beaten by Taliban official

Kabul | August 31, 2022 10:28:04 PM IST
An Afghan female medical student, Elaha, whose father was a former general in the National Security Directorate said that she was sexually assaulted and beaten by a Taliban official.... read..

Taliban celebrate anniversary of foreign troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan

Kabul | August 31, 2022 5:57:04 PM IST
The Taliban marked the one-year anniversary of the foreign troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday, local media reported.... read..

China supports travel ban exemptions for Taliban leaders

Beijing | August 29, 2022 8:30:05 PM IST
China has said it hopes that the UN Security Council will extend the travel ban exemption for the Taliban leaders of Afghanistan, media reports said.... read..

Taliban rulers wary of Pakistan meddling at US behest

Kabul | August 29, 2022 5:28:23 PM IST
After the recent replacement of the Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, media reports emerged saying that this outcome emerged from Pakistan's persistent interference in governance issues in Afghanistan that has started irking the Taliban.... read..

Pakistan rejects Taliban's claim of Islamabad airspace used for strike on Al Qaeda leader

Islamabad | August 29, 2022 3:27:06 AM IST
Pakistan has rejected the Taliban's claims about Islamabad's airspace being used for the US strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in July.... read..

Taliban says US drones entering Afghanistan through Pakistan (Lead)

Kabul |Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The Taliban's interim Defence Minister Mullah Yaqub on Sunday has claimed that the US drones were entering the war-torn country through Pakistan, the media reported.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban member killed in mine explosion in Kunar province

Kabul | August 29, 2022 12:59:18 AM IST
A Taliban member was killed and six others were injured in a blast in Kunar province of Afghanistan, local media reported citing authorities.... read..

Afghan cinemas to reopen after 1-yr hiatus, roles of women actors suppressed under Taliban

Kabul | August 28, 2022 4:56:48 PM IST
After a hiatus of one year since the Taliban's takeover of Kabul last August, Cinemas in the country are all set to screen movies however the roles for women artists were severely limited, media reports said.... read..

Taliban criticises Pakistan for allowing its airspace to be used by US

Kabul | August 28, 2022 10:27:09 PM IST
Blaming the Pakistani government for allowing its airspace to be used by US drones, the Taliban's acting Defence Minister Mullah Yaqoub on Sunday said that the illegitimate use of drones to patrol Afghanistan's airspace is a transgression of the country's... read..
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