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Taliban bans co-education in Afghanistan's Herat province: Report

August 21, 2021 5:01 pm

This is the first 'fatwa' issued by the Taliban after its swift takeover of Afghanistan last week. Capital Kabul's capture on Sunday signified the end of the US's longest war, launched after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Grave concerns for women's survival and basic human rights in Afghanistan: UN humanitarian chief

August 10, 2021 12:50 pm

The UN children's agency UNICEF expressed shock by the rapid escalation of grave violations against children in Afghanistan, noting that in the last 72 hours, 20 children have been killed and 130 children have been injured in Kandahar province.

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

July 31, 2021 11:13 am

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi released a statement saying the UN office was caught in the crossfire.

Afghan blast: 11 dead in Herat gas explosion, victims mostly children

August 25, 2015 1:52 pm

Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital, said on Tuesday that 18 people were also wounded in the blast late Monday.

LeT behind attack on Indian consulate in Herat, says US

June 27, 2014 1:31 am

The Indian consulate in Herat was attacked on May 23 by four heavily-armed gunmen, who were killed in an encounter as India attributed the pre-dawn strike to terror elements “beyond the borders” of the war-torn country.

Indian aid worker abducted in Herat focused on girls’ education

June 07, 2014 8:02 am

JRS says no information if abduction is linked to his work.

Vaiko writes to PM over abducted priest

June 04, 2014 1:00 pm

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar S J worked to Tribal people and served for the Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu.

Aid agency puts Herat ops on hold after abduction

June 04, 2014 7:33 am

We are trying to get him to safety, Herat’s Provincial Governor Fazelullah Wahidi was quoted as saying.

Foreign Secy visits Herat, reviews security for mission

May 31, 2014 1:39 am

It is learnt that she decided to make the surprise visit as soon as the visits from the SAARC leaders got over.

India,Afghanistan had 'intel' on Jalalabad mission attack

August 09, 2013 3:36 am

The alert on Jalalabad came after a team of officials from MEA and security agencies returned to India on July 28.


Afghanistan: Indian Consulate in Herat attacked

May 23, 2014 3:38 pm

Gunmen armed with heavy weapons including rocket propelled grenades attacked the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province.