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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Afghan Taliban


Taliban: Asked India to complete its development projects in Afghanistan

August 16, 2022 7:11 am

August 15 has been declared a holiday but celebrations by the Taliban regime will be low-key, restricted to an official media event. The main events may take place on September 1, the day the last foreign troops left Afghanistan last year.

In Kabul, Afghan students wait for passage to India: Don’t shut us out

August 14, 2022 7:20 am

Over 2,500 Afghans, who were students in India until last year, are in the same boat as Sahar. Many had returned home to Afghanistan for the summer break. Some were hoping to obtain visas for the admissions they had secured in colleges across the country.

In Babur’s garden too, Taliban draw a line — men & women, even if family, cannot mingle

August 13, 2022 11:28 am

For Kabul residents, the garden, with its chinar and walnut trees and flower beds, is one of the few open spaces in the city, a green oasis that has provided a sense of peace and solace through the violence, turmoil and uncertainty that has constantly battered their country.

For the Taliban, a new era of isolation has arrived

August 03, 2022 3:03 pm

A statement from the Taliban condemned the U.S. strike, without specifically mentioning al-Zawahri or al-Qaida. “It is an act against the interests of Afghanistan and the region,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban government. “Repeating such actions will damage the available opportunities.”

‘We Have Nothing:’ Afghan quake survivors despair over recovery

June 27, 2022 11:49 am

The earthquake wreaked havoc on this remote, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan, killing about 1,000 people and destroying the homes of thousands more.

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

May 26, 2022 7:35 pm

UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year, rolling out a massive emergency aid program that fed millions.

Afghan Taliban order women TV anchors to cover their faces

May 19, 2022 9:04 pm

The order came in a statement from the Taliban's Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group's rulings, as well as from the Information and Culture Ministry, the TOLOnews channel said in a tweet.

With spate of attacks, Islamic State group begins bloody new chapter in Afghanistan

May 02, 2022 6:29 pm

The sudden spate of attacks across Afghanistan has upended the relative calm that followed the Taliban’s seizing of power in August, which ended 20 years of war.

Second bombing in two days in Kabul on eve of Eid al-Fitr holiday

May 01, 2022 9:31 am

Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, according to the group's telegram channel.

Need more India visas… Afghans feel abandoned: Saad Mohseni, business baron

April 29, 2022 6:07 am

Mohseni, whose Moby Group is based in Dubai, said the Afghan people had always believed they shared a special bond with India. “They are now feeling quite betrayed, they are feeling abandoned” he said.


Afghanistan: Desperate scenes as people flee Taliban regime

August 23, 2021 7:53 pm

As of 2020, there are about 2.8 million Afghan refugees abroad.

Bombing outside Afghanistan school kills 85

May 10, 2021 12:23 pm

Hazara community has been a target of various other Taliban attacks. The triple bomb blast at school witnessed a suicide bomber with explosives in front of the school gate.

Afghanistan's youth wary of future with Taliban

February 09, 2019 10:09 am

Afghanistan has a strikingly young population, with more than 60 percent of its 35 million people under the age of 25, and half under the age of 15, according to the UN population agency