Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Pakistan's support for Taliban backfires: Report

Islamabad | May 24, 2022 3:24:47 AM IST
Pakistan has long supported the Taliban, thinking that it will boon Islamabad's security but little did they know that their security is at risk.... read..

Taliban leader says women should be provided with their rights based on Afghan culture, Islamic values

Kabul | May 23, 2022 2:55:35 AM IST
Taliban's senior leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai came out in support of women's education rights and said that it is the responsibility of the government to provide a safe education to them in the country.... 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..

On Taliban diktat to cover faces, Afghan women anchors go virtual on news channels

Kabul | May 22, 2022 10:25:08 PM IST
Afghanistan's leading news channels on Sunday carried out the Taliban's recent decree to cover the faces of female presenters on television however, the female speakers appeared on TV in the form of virtual images rather than real ones.... read..

Ex-Afghan Prez Karzai decries Taliban's all-covering burqa decree

Kabul | May 22, 2022 12:24:26 PM IST
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in an exclusive interview with CNN, slammed Taliban's recent decree to ask women to cover their faces, saying Burqa is not an Afghan tradition.... read..

Taliban suspend wheat export citing food scarcity

Kabul | May 21, 2022 3:24:01 AM IST
The Taliban on Thursday suspended the wheat export or trade to avoid the food scarcity, a local media reported.... read..

Afghan women's future appears bleak with Taliban diktats governing their lives

Kabul | May 21, 2022 2:54:09 AM IST
Afghan women are staring at a bleak future due to a number of restrictions imposed by the Taliban governing aspects of their lives within ten months of Afghanistan takeover.... read..

Taliban leadership has zero credibility for Women's rights: Human Rights Watch

Kabul | May 21, 2022 9:24:06 AM IST
Associate women's rights director and former senior Afghanistan researcher at Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr, highlighted Taliban's vicious remarks against Afghan women, calling out the organization's growing atrocities, in a tweet on Friday.... read..

Taliban ditches former ally TTP over quest for global recognition

Kabul | May 21, 2022 12:24:19 PM IST
In a quest to gain global recognition, the Taliban has brokered the deal between Islamabad and the Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan rebels who have been detained and handed over to Pakistan by the organization.... 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..

UN rights chief Bachelet decries Taliban's decision to dissolve Human Rights Commission

Kabul | May 20, 2022 8:54:49 AM IST
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned Taliban's decision to dissolve the Human Rights Commission and expressed concerns over the grave human rights situation in Afghanistan.... read..

TTP-Pakistan talks facilitated by Afghan Taliban succeed in extending ceasefire

Islamabad |Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Crucial negotiations held between Pakistan and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Kabul have been successful, as a mutually-decided agreement of a ceasefire extension has been reached at the end the week-long talks.... read..

US claims Taliban may loose restrictions on Al-Qaeda

Kabul | May 20, 2022 2:53:56 AM IST
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) assessed that the Taliban may loose its restriction on the Al-Qaeda over the next 12 to 24 months and will allow them the greater freedom of movement and the 'ability to train, travel, and potentially re-establish an exter... read..

Taliban's Haqqani says 'naughty women' should stay home

Kabul |Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
A senior Taliban official has repeated the group's as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high schools, saying there would be "good news soon", but suggested that women who protested the regime's restrictions on women's rights should stay home... read..

Pakistan brokers deal with TTP backed by Afghan Taliban

Islamabad | May 20, 2022 10:24:15 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday released 30 of the top leaders of the proscribed terrorist group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as part of a peace deal brokered by the Afghan Taliban that it had facilitated to seize power in Kabul last August.... 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..

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..

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..

Afghan resistance attack Taliban in Panjshir

Kabul |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Taliban have been accused of human rights abuses during clashes with resistance forces in Panjshir province, to the north of Kabul, the media reported.... read..

Key Taliban leader Haqqani seeks good relations with US, international community

Kabul | May 17, 2022 5:53:54 PM IST
Key Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani on Monday said that his outfit, which now rules Afghanistan, seeks "good relations with the US and the international community."... 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..

Taliban announces gender segregation plan in restaurants

Kabul | May 13, 2022 11:23:39 PM IST
The Taliban has implemented a gender segregation plan in the western Herat province, a media report said on Friday.... read..

Kerala is rapidly becoming 'talibanized': Kerala BJP President

Kochi (Kerala) | May 13, 2022 9:23:40 PM IST
Days after a Muslim cleric opposed a minor girl's presence at a felicitation ceremony, Kerala BJP President K Surendran slammed the CPI (M) led State Government and said that Kerala is rapidly becoming "Talibanized".... read..

Afghan journalist sentenced to prison for criticizing Taliban

Kabul | May 13, 2022 5:24:47 PM IST
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arbitrary sentencing of an Afghan journalist from Herat, and urged the Taliban to cease its persecution of journalists for their independent reportage.... read..

G7 nations condemn Taliban's new decree enforcing hijab on Afghan women

Ottawa | May 13, 2022 6:23:54 AM IST
The G7 Foreign Ministers on Thursday (local time) deplored the Taliban's recent decree enforcing hijab on Afghan women and new punishments for family members to enforce compliance with these restrictions.... 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..

US to exert pressure on Taliban to reconsider making hijab compulsory

Washington | May 11, 2022 6:54:51 AM IST
In response to the Taliban diktat making the hijab compulsory for Afghan women, the US stated that if the Taliban do not halt their actions, it will increase pressure on the regime.... read..

UNSC to hold discussion on Taliban's new order for Afghan women to cover faces in public places

Kabul | May 11, 2022 8:54:54 PM IST
As the Taliban's recent decision to impose additional restrictions on women, including the mandate that they cover their faces in public places, the United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the issue on May 12 at the request of Norwa... read..

Taliban suppress protests by women against mandatory hijab in Kabul

Kabul | May 11, 2022 11:54:15 PM IST
Taliban militants dispersed a handful of women who staged a demonstration in Kabul against the decision to make hijab mandatory and also detained journalists.... read..

US envoy to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield terms Taliban's burqa imposition 'unconscionable'

New York | May 10, 2022 5:54:49 AM IST
Reacting to the Taliban's burqa imposition on Afghan women, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda, Thomas-Greenfield, said "what they did today is unconscionable."... 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..

Malala Yousafzai slams Taliban for hijab decree, urges world leaders to take action

New Delhi | May 10, 2022 3:23:30 AM IST
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has expressed fear for women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban issued a decree making the hijab compulsory for women in Afghanistan.... read..

900,000 Afghans lost jobs since Taliban takeover: SIGAR

Kabul | May 10, 2022 7:23:24 AM IST
According to the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban took control last August.... read..

Taliban's hijab decree to negatively impact their relations with international community: US special envoy

Washington | May 9, 2022 9:24:06 AM IST
The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West on Monday expressed concern over the recent decision by the Taliban to order Afghan women to cover head-to-toe and said it will continue to negatively impact their relations with the int... read..

Pakistani Pashtuns talk directly to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan not to take part in terrorism

Islamabad | May 9, 2022 11:54:27 PM IST
Several Pashtuns and tribals from Pakistan have started talking directly to the leadership of Tehrike Taliban Pakistan (TT-P), trying to convince them not to get involved in terrorist activities in the area, local media reported.... read..

Afghan women hold protest in Kabul against Taliban after hijab decree

Kabul | May 9, 2022 8:24:38 PM IST
Dozens of Afghan women on Monday took to the streets in Kabul to protest against the Taliban days after the outfit issued a decree making the hijab compulsory for women in Afghanistan.... read..

Taliban denies clashes in Panjshir after Resistance Front claims gunfire in Abshar district

Kabul | May 8, 2022 1:24:25 AM IST
After the National Resistance Front (NRF) claimed renewed fight in Abshar district of Panjshir province, the Taliban denied clashes in the region.... read..

Taliban supreme leader orders women to wear burqa in public

Kabul |Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has issued an order in Afghanistan which says if a woman doesn't cover her face outside home, her father or closest male relative would be summoned and eventually incarcerated or fired from government jobs, med... read..

Step by step Taliban is obliterating women's rights: UN Special Rapporteur

Kabul | May 8, 2022 4:54:53 PM IST
Step by step Taliban is obliterating Afghan women's human rights, UN Special Rapporteur Richard Bennett said a day after the Taliban issued the latest edict on mandatory face coverings compounding restrictions on education, movement, employment and public... 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..

Taliban hijab decision might further strain engagement with international community: UN

Kabul | May 8, 2022 6:53:45 AM IST
The Taliban decree for women to must cover their faces in public might further strain engagement with the international community.... 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..

Pakistan, Afghan Taliban turning from friends to arch enemies: Report

Islamabad | May 7, 2022 11:55:42 PM IST
Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban, who for long were the closest of allies, are now increasingly facing the prospect of getting involved in a war of attrition over their Islamist terrorism policies that have now come to haunt both of them, a report said.... 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 recognize Taliban regime 'alone', says Uzbek envoy Irgashev

Kabul | May 7, 2022 3:23:45 AM IST
An envoy of Uzbekistan said that the country is not ready to recognize the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.... 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..

Taliban stops issuing driving licence to women in Kabul: Reports

Kabul | May 5, 2022 7:22:52 AM IST
The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has stopped issuing driving licenses to women in Kabul and other provinces, media reports said.... read..

Taliban forces prohibit Shia mosques from holding Eid prayers: Reports

Kabul | May 5, 2022 6:53:41 AM IST
The Taliban regime in Afghanistan prohibited dozens of Shia mosques from holding Eid prayers on Tuesday, local media said.... read..

Aid delivery to Afghan people has not been efficient under Taliban: Report

Kabul | May 5, 2022 2:24:37 PM IST
Aid delivery to the Afghan people has not been very efficient under the Taliban regime as the projects to improve health and education are in shambles.... read..

Afghan refugees left in limbo as Taliban-Iran border tensions rise

Kabul | May 4, 2022 5:53:22 AM IST
Afghans who sought refuge in Iran in the wake of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, are increasingly facing a risk of deportation by the Iranian authorities, amid the rising tensions at the desert border between the two countries, a media rep... read..
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