At least 2 killed, over 20 injured in consecutive blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the heartland of Afghanistan’s Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for a bloody attack that killed more than 100 people at Kabul airport at the…

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Life under Taliban: An Afghan journalist opens up  

The rapid reconquest of the capital by the Taliban after two decades of war has contributed to a lot of instability in the region and has not spared journalists like him

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Iran won't allow IS presence on Afghan border, says President Ebrahim Raisi  

Iran will not allow the Islamic State group to establish a presence on the country's border with Afghanistan. President Ebrahim Raisi said during a visit to Tajikistan. Raisi also called for a…

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Taliban replace Afghan women's affairs ministry with virtue, vice deptt

Taliban seems to have closed down the women's affairs ministry and replaced it with ministry of virtue and vice. It is a department, which used to once enforce strict religious doctrines. The sign…

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Sri Lanka extends nationwide quarantine curfew till October 1

Following a meeting between the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday, Rambukwella said the latter had decided to extend the quarantine curfew till 4 am …

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'A planned conspiracy': Pakistan's interior minister reacts after New Zealand abandon cricket tour

'At a time when Pakistan is playing a vital role towards peace and security in the world; when Pakistan has very strong, reliable and robust forces to deal with terrorism, this is a planned…

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No education for girls? Taliban order secondary schools to reopen but only for boys

This announcement came a month after schools were shut following Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, immediately after the former leader Ashraf Ghani fled the country

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'We apologise': US admits Kabul airstrike killed 10 civilians, not ISIS-K militants

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has apologised and offered condolences for the families of the civilians who were wrongfully killed in the strike

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In Panjshir, few signs of an active resistance, or any fight at all

On Tuesday, The New York Times traveled to the valley for the first time since the Taliban’s lightning offensive led to their seizure of power in Afghanistan last month. On the sides of the road,…

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US requests UN to extend waiver on Taliban travel ban: Report

The extension sought is of three months

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Lack of money may push Afghan authorities to turn to drug trafficking: Putin

"There is a danger that the lack of funds in the treasury of Afghanistan may push those who control the country today to make money on the sale of drugs and weapons," Putin said at the Shanghai…

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IMF suspends its engagement with Afghanistan

During a news conference, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice told reporters, "Our engagement with Afghanistan has been suspended until there is clarity within the international community on the…

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Afghanistan: Haqqani network's Anas Haqqani says India is 'not a true friend'

"India has been biased and fuelling the fire of war for the past 20 years. As yet, India has not done anything for peace. As yet, their role has been negative. Even in the media, there is a…

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Struggle for control of Afghanistan comes to K street

Ahmad Massoud, leader of one of the most prominent groups of fighters seeking to oust the Taliban from power, signed the contract this week with Robert Stryk

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CIA says Al Qaeda is regrouping post Taliban takeover in Afghanistan: Report

As per estimates within American intelligence community, it will take just two years for Al Qeda to regain its previous strike capacity

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