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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Afghan Taliban


Afghan Army Chief cancels visit to India this week due to Taliban offensive

July 26, 2021 8:31 pm

Army Chief Gen Ahmadzai was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday on a three-day visit to explore ways to deepen bilateral military ties in the backdrop of the Taliban carrying out offensive operations across Afghanistan following the withdrawal of foreign forces.

Who are the Taliban - Part I: From hardliners to moderates, is there a generational shift?

July 22, 2021 8:00 pm

As the Taliban gain ground, districts across Afghanistan are being ruled by force and fear. But for many international observers and Afghans on the ground, who the Taliban actually are remains a mystery

Terrorist activities key factor of instability in Afghanistan: SCO

July 15, 2021 9:06 pm

The SCO also called for increased cooperation of all interested states and global organisations under the central coordinating role of the UN for the "stabilisation and development" of the country.

Fear and misery in an Afghan city where Taliban stalk the streets

July 15, 2021 11:42 am

The Taliban are pressing in on all sides of Kunduz, a provincial capital of roughly 374,000 in Afghanistan’s north, and several other provincial capitals as well, as the Afghan government’s war with the Taliban enters a new and dangerous phase.

Taliban at Kandahar gates, India pulls out nationals from consulate in city

July 12, 2021 6:54 am

As of Sunday, there were no Indian diplomats or other staffers at the Indian consulates in Kandahar, Herat, and Jalalabad — there were only about 15-20 Afghan staffers at each of these locations.

Militia commander rushes to aid Afghan forces against Taliban

July 09, 2021 2:01 pm

Former Afghan minister Mohammad Ismail Khan is set to hold a meeting to prepare forces against Taliban.

US hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years

July 02, 2021 11:05 am

The withdrawal is the clearest indication that the last of the 2,500-3,500 US troops have left Afghanistan or are nearing a departure, months ahead of President Joe Biden's promise that they would be gone by Sept 11.

Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in two decades

June 23, 2021 8:29 am

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, told the council she cannot overstate her concern at the situation, saying every major trend -- politics, security, the peace process, the economy, the humanitarian emergency and tackling COVID-19 -- is either "negative or stagnant."

Taliban enter key cities in Afghanistan’s North after swift offensive

June 21, 2021 11:14 am

In Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name, the Taliban seized the city’s entrance before dispersing throughout its neighborhoods.

Taliban say committed to Afghan peace talks, want 'genuine Islamic system'

June 20, 2021 1:10 pm

Officials have raised concerns over the stalling negotiations and have said the Taliban has not yet submitted a written peace proposal that could be used as a starting point for substantive talks.


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