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Monday, March 08, 2021



Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Taran N Khan on her novel, Shadow City, and to be a female writer today

February 26, 2021 12:39 pm

The author is one of the speakers in the ongoing digital version of Jaipur Literature Festival. In an e-mail interview with, she spoke about her work, narrative decisions she took along the way, and what is it to be a writer today

‘There is no safe area’: In Kabul, fear has taken over

January 18, 2021 11:08 am

A new wave of violence and a growing uncertainty about the country’s future have left Afghans in the capital with a constant sense of fear.

Official: Roadside bomb kills 3 people in Afghan capital Kabul

January 10, 2021 12:55 pm

Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior minister, said a spokesman for the ministry's public protection forces "a security force" was one of the three killed in the attack. One other person was wounded he said.

Series of explosions target police in Kabul; at least 2 dead

December 26, 2020 1:15 pm

Two other police were wounded when a bomb attached to their car exploded earlier Saturday in southern Kabul.

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

September 18, 2020 1:26 pm

Peace negotiations underway in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, are in the initial stages with participants still hammering out what items on the agenda will be negotiated and when.

Afghan actor-director Saba Sahar shot at in Kabul

August 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Apart from the actor, there were four other people in the car — two bodyguards, a driver and a child. While the bodyguards were also shot, the driver and child escaped unharmed.

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

August 14, 2020 5:49 pm

Talks are expected to be held in Qatar where the Taliban maintain a political office. These negotiations are to lay out a framework for a post-war Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Bomb, mortars kill 23 civilians in Helmand

June 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Both the Taliban and the Afghan military are blaming each other for the attack on Monday in Sangin district.

For Afghan Sikhs, fear of another terror attack bigger than coronavirus

May 29, 2020 6:43 pm

Forced to share cramped rooms at Gurdwaras after the March 25 attack, Sikhs look to India, wait for lockdown to end.

Afghan gunmen storm maternity clinic in Shiite area of Kabul

May 12, 2020 7:49 pm

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul, where both the Taliban and the IS frequently target Afghan military and security forces, as well as civilians. The Taliban later denied they were involved.


Photos | Several feared dead after massive explosion near Indian Embassy in Kabul

May 31, 2017 11:18 am

Kabul blast: A car bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul , killing several people and injuring scores of others. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed that the staff at the Indian Embassy in Kabul are safe.

Afghan women's rights activists break with tradition, carry coffin of woman beaten to death

March 23, 2015 3:55 pm

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday (March 22nd). In an unprecedented move, her coffin was carried by women’s rights activists.