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Tag: Afghanistan

Humanitarians Distribute Aid In Af, One Of World's Greatest Emergencies: UN
Humanitarians Distribute Aid In Af, One Of World's Greatest Emergencies: UN

The independent UN Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan launched at the beginning of this year requires $869 million.

Taliban Executed Or 'Disappeared' More Than 100 Military Personnel
Taliban Executed Or 'Disappeared' More Than 100 Military Personnel

Taliban forces have used these screenings to detain and summarily execute or forcibly disappear people within days after they register, leaving their bodies for their relatives or communities to find.

India Calls For Humanitarian Assistance To Afghan People Without Politicisation
India Calls For Humanitarian Assistance To Afghan People Without Politicisation

As a contiguous neighbour and long-standing partner of Afghanistan, India is concerned about the recent developments in that country, especially the suffering of the Afghan people, Jaishankar said.

India Will Have To See How Best To Protect Its Interests In Afghanistan: FS
India Will Have To See How Best To Protect Its Interests In Afghanistan: FS

The foreign secretary said the rapid fall of the Ashraf Ghani government and the Taliban's "very swift" takeover of Kabul left India in a slightly uncomfortable position as the developments in that country were "unexpected".

257 Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover
257 Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover

Reports have also revealed that during the 100 days of Taliban rule, six reporters have lost their lives in various incidents including attacks by unknown armed men, explosions, suicide and traffic incidents.

Taliban Bans Women From Appearing In TV Dramas
Taliban Bans Women From Appearing In TV Dramas

Comedy and entertainment shows that insult religion or may be considered offensive to Afghans are also forbidden.

IS-Claimed Blasts Raise Concerns In Afghanistan
IS-Claimed Blasts Raise Concerns In Afghanistan

After the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in August and the formation of a caretaker administration, the security situation has been comparatively improved, a development that has been largely welcomed by Afghans.

Afghan FM Confirms Kabul Mediating Between Pak, TTP
Afghan FM Confirms Kabul Mediating Between Pak, TTP

The Afghan Foreign Minister told a gathering that the Taliban government had not dismissed a single woman and invited all of them back to work. He claimed that all anti-Pakistan elements had left Afghanistan, and expressed hope that the Pakistan-TTP peace process would be extended.

Former Afghan Army Was Full Of Ghost Soldiers, Actual Numbers Inflated Over Six Times
Former Afghan Army Was Full Of Ghost Soldiers, Actual Numbers Inflated Over Six Times

A 2016 report by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) claimed that "neither the United States nor its Afghan allies know how many Afghan soldiers and police actually exist, how many are in fact available for duty, or, by extension, the true nature of their operational capabilities".

Terror Threats From Afghanistan
Security Czars Of Eight Nations Call For Collective Approach To Deal With Threat Of Terrorism From Afghanistan

Both Pakistan and China were also invited by India, but they decided not to attend the meet.

India, US To Consult On Potential Terror Threats From Afghanistan
India, US To Consult On Potential Terror Threats From Afghanistan

The State Department said that the two sides "also discussed mutual legal and extradition".

Unicef Official Warns Of Worsening Situation In Afghanistan
Unicef Official Warns Of Worsening Situation In Afghanistan

The official also said that the education gains of the past two decades must be strengthened, not rolled back.

New Chapter Opened In Afghanistan, World Relations: Taliban FM
New Chapter Opened In Afghanistan, World Relations: Taliban FM

The Acting Foreign Minister is part of an Afghan Taliban delegation which carried out a two-day meeting with US officials over the weekend in the Qatari capital.

EMA Jaishankar Meets Russian Counterpart
EMA Jaishankar Meets Russian Counterpart; Discusses Afghanistan And Indo-Pacific

The minister met Lavrov on the sidelines of the Ministerial meeting of the Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Afghanistan
Starvation Claiming Lives Of Children In Afghanistan

"Children are dying of starvation in Afghanistan," said the locals in Ghor, one of the many affected provinces of Afghanistan.

China flag
China Delivers 1st Batch Of Aid To Taliban's Interim Govt In Afghanistan

The China-donated supplies, which arrived at the Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night, have been handed over to the Afghanistan side, state-run Xinhua news agency reported from the Afghan capital.

Taliban
'US Senators Seek Investigation Into Pak's Role In Taliban Victory'

A bill was tabled by the Republican senators in the US Senate demanding "deeper investigation" into the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan and sanctions on those who assisted in driving out the Ashraf Ghani-led regime.

Taliban Bans Hairdressers From Shaving, Trimming Beards
Taliban Bans Hairdressers From Shaving, Trimming Beards

In a notice posted on salons in Helmand province, Taliban officers warned that hairdressers must follow Sharia law for haircuts and beards, BBC reported.

Events In Afghanistan Raise Questions About Use Of Terrorism To Change State Structure: Defence Min
Events In Afghanistan Raise Questions About Use Of Terrorism To Change State Structure: Defence Min

Rajnath Singh asserted that injustice, however powerful, cannot and will not defeat the collective power of the goodness that is inherent to human existence.

IMF
IMF Suspends Its Engagement With Afghanistan

Our engagement with Afghanistan has been suspended until there is clarity within the international community on the recognition of the government, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said.

Taliban Commanders
3 Top Taliban Commanders May Be Sidelined Due To Fraught Relationship With Pakistan

Three Taliban commanders with significant military presence may have been sidelined because of their fraught relationship with Pakistan

Taliban Seize $6 Mn Cash, 15 Gold Bricks From Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's House
Taliban Seize $6 Mn Cash, 15 Gold Bricks From Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's House

Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, confirmed in an audio message on Monday that he is alive and not injured.

India Will Stand By Afghans As It Did In Past: EAM Jaishankar
India Will Stand By Afghans As It Did In Past: EAM Jaishankar

"India's own approach to Afghanistan has always been guided by our historical friendship with its people and this will continue to be the case."

UN Announces USD 20 Mn Allocation To Support Humanitarian Operation In Afghanistan
UN Announces USD 20 Mn Allocation To Support Humanitarian Operation In Afghanistan

The United Nations convened the High-Level Ministerial event on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan to highlight the acute needs in the country and underscore the urgent funding support and actions required by international partners to support the people of Afghanistan.

Afghan Girls Can Attend Schools But In Gender-Separated Classes: Taliban
Afghan Girls Can Attend Schools But In Gender-Separated Classes: Taliban

The minister noted that "boys and girls would not study together, they will be separated," as co-education scheme has been against Islamic principle and national values.

Afghanistan
India, Australia Pitch For 'Broad-Based And Inclusive Govt' In Afghanistan

The joint statement said the ministers noted reports of a rapid roll-back on women and girls' rights and access to services and public spaces, as well as targeted violence against the defenders of their rights.

Veiled Afghan Women Rally In Support Of Taliban In Kabul
Veiled Afghan Women Rally In Support Of Taliban In Kabul

In comparison to a women-led anti-Taliban protest rally, where participants and even journalists were blocked, stopped and assaulted by the Taliban security personal; the Taliban heavily guarded this particular pro-Taliban rally.

CIA Chief Holds Important Meetings With Pak, India on Afghanistan
CIA Chief Holds Important Meetings With Pak and India on Afghanistan

In view of the developing situation in Afghanistan with the interim Taliban government being questioned broadly by the western countries, including the US, CIA Director Willian Burns flew to Pakistan and India recently to have important meetings and consultations on the way forward for the war-torn nation.

Taliban Execute Amrullah Saleh's Brother
Taliban Execute Amrullah Saleh's Brother

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said engaging the Taliban and providing humanitarian aid to the Afghan people are crucial for avoiding both a humanitarian catastrophe and an economic meltdown.

Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy
Taliban PM, 2 Dy PMs, Foreign Minister On UN Sanctions List: UN Envoy

The UN envoy said that they are also concerned that despite the many statements granting general amnesties to ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) personnel and those who have worked as civil servants, there have been credible allegations of reprisal killings of ANDSF personnel, and the detention of officials who worked for the previous administrations.

Afghan Nationals In Delhi
Afghan Nationals In Delhi Protest Against Pakistan

Among the protesters was 8-year-old Mohammad Ilyas, who said, "I am fighting for my country. We have helped other countries in difficult times, but they did not help us in difficult times."

Taliban Torture Journos: 'We Could Hear Their Screams And Cries Through The Walls'
Taliban Torture Journos: 'We Could Hear Their Screams And Cries Through The Walls'

Two other journalists from the newspaper, Aber Shaygan and Lutfali Sultani, rushed to the police station along with the newspaper editor, Kadhim Karimi, to inquire about the whereabouts of their colleagues.

BRICS Summit
Afghan Territory Must Not Be Used To Carry Out Terror Attacks Against Other Countries: BRICS

The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries of the world, representing 41 per cent of the global population, 24 per cent of the global GDP and 16 per cent of the global trade.

Vladimir Putin
BRICS Summit: Vladimir Putin Slams US For Creating 'New Crisis' In Afghanistan

Afghanistan should not become a threat to its neighbours, a source of terrorism and drug trafficking, he emphasised at the summit of the five-member bloc.

Taliban Plan To Hold Oath-Taking Ceremony On Sept 11
Taliban Plan To Hold Oath-Taking Ceremony On Sept 11

"The war has ended, the country is getting out of the crisis. It is now the time for peace and reconstruction. We need people to support us. Afghanistan has the right to be recognised. The international community should open their embassies in Kabul."

Taliban Govt In Afghanistan Bans Women From Playing Any Sport
Taliban Govt In Afghanistan Bans Women From Playing Any Sport

The ban has already started to get strong reactions as Cricket Australia has said that it would cancel the upcoming Test match against Afghanistan, scheduled for November this year, if women are not allowed to play the sport under the Taliban regime.

Ahmad Massoud Calls For Afghan Resurrection Against Taliban
Ahmad Massoud Calls For Afghan Resurrection Against Taliban

Mujahid, speaking at a press conference, said that Panjshir province has been fully captured and added that those who have fled can still join the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Afghan Crisis: Panjshir Resistance Refutes Taliban Claim
Afghan Crisis: Panjshir Resistance Refutes Taliban Claim

In the last night's conflict in Panjshir province, a key commander of the resistance forces, General Abdul Wodod, and the spokesperson of the forces, Fahim Dashti, were killed.

Trade Along Pak-Afghan Torkham Border Gushes After Taliban Takeover
Trade Along Pak-Afghan Torkham Border Gushes After Taliban Takeover

When asked about how he feels about the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Shinwari said that for the moment, lives are coming to ease as thousands of families living along the border on both sides, banks on the trade movements and activities.

Panjshir
Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

The anti-Taliban forces had been led by the former vice president, Amrullah Saleh, and also the son of the iconic anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud who was killed just days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

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