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Wednesday, January 20, 2021



Taliban call on Biden to honor Trump deal to remove US troops

January 19, 2021 11:39 am

The call from the insurgent group comes just days after the U.S. reduced its troop levels from 4,500 to 2,500 at President Donald Trump’s direction.

Two women judges of Afghanistan's Supreme Court shot dead

January 17, 2021 3:06 pm

The gunmen opened fire on the two women, who were judges in Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, as they were travelling to their office in a court vehicle, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a court spokesman, told AFP.

Afghan intel agency says it killed council member in battle

January 15, 2021 1:19 pm

The fighting near the provincial capital of Faroz Koh also killed one officer and wounded another, according to a statement by the National Directorate for Security.

Afghan peace talks set to restart in Qatar

January 06, 2021 10:19 am

Negotiations between the government and the Taliban are taking place in Doha after a three-week pause. The US is drawing down its troop presence in Afghanistan after nearly two decades.

Targeted killings are terrorising Afghans. And no one is claiming them

January 03, 2021 2:08 pm

Most officials believe the Taliban are behind the attacks on civil leaders, but others fear that factions are using chaos as a cover to settle scores, in an echo of Afghanistan’s past civil war.

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.

UN backs Afghan peace talks in resolution, Russia votes 'no'

December 11, 2020 1:21 pm

The vote in the 193-member world body was 130 in favor, Russia against, and China, Pakistan and Belarus abstaining. Fifty-nine countries did not vote.

India pledges aid to rebuild Afghanistan, commits to projects worth $80 million

November 25, 2020 7:27 am

New Delhi also committed to build a new dam, which will provide drinking water to 2 million residents of Kabul.

Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

November 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan has killed at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman

Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar ahead of US troop withdrawal

November 21, 2020 3:59 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to meet negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban separately in Qatar’s capital, Doha, which serves as the Taliban's base for diplomacy.


Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

January 12, 2015 7:13 pm

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.