Afghanistan: Kam Air allegedly took 155 kin of firm's top brass instead of evacuees to UAE, claim reports

Afghan private airline Kam Air transferred around 155 family members of the company's leadership to Abu Dhabi. The flight was scheduled to evacuate scribes and others. But it flew with only…

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WION exclusive: Life under Taliban- ‘Living in the land of zombies’

In an exclusive interview with WION from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, a fiesty Aamir (name changed to ensure his safety) tells us the story of life under Taliban regime and the…

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Taliban orders barbers in Helmand province not to shave or trim beards

Taliban's order said hairdressers who violated its order would be punished. The group has also reportedly ordered saloon owners not to play music inside the premises in Helmand province.

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Under Taliban rule, Afghan fighters test their mettle in Kabul pits  

Some Afghan fighters can be seen gathering on a public field in Kabul every weekend to fight in the pits. This sport seems like a mix of judo and wrestling. These fights are attracting big crowds…

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Locals gather in Herat to urge US, EU to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets

This comes a few days after Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged western governments to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets kept abroad in foreign banks

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Driving training centre for women on verge of closure in Kabul

After failing to attract any takers, a driving training centre for women in Kabul seems to be closing down. Its Afghan female investor Nilab has decided to close it. This comes even when over 30…

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US doesn't need to inform Taliban over Afghan counter-terrorism airstrikes, says Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby

The United States does not need to tell Taliban before launching a counter-terrorism airstrike in Afghanistan. The remark of the US Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby came a day…

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Taliban hang four bodies from cranes in Herat, call it 'lesson' for kidnappers

Herat province's deputy governor, Mawlawi Shir Ahmad Muhajir, said the bodies were displayed to teach a "lesson" that kidnapping would not be tolerated. 

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Decoding Taliban apologist Imran Khan's speech at UNGA: A rant mixed with lies and fiction

Taliban apologist Imran Khan's UNGA address was mostly a rant. He tried to paint Pakistan as a victim of terror, promoted the Taliban as a "force for good" and spewed venom against India. He…

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Watch: Young girl calls out Taliban for not letting women return to school

The young girl from Afghanistan argues that how can she and girls like her help in development of Afghanistan if girls are not allowed to gain education

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina addresses UNGA, talks Afghanistan, climate change, vaccine distribution

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked over climate change and Afghanistan situation. The leader gave the speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was one of…

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai asks world to secure Afghan women's rights

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has pleaded with the world to ensure the protection of Afghan women's rights. The remark was made by the activist to a panel on girls' education in…

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Taliban can be partners in peace for US, Pakistan, says Prime Minister Imran Khan

The Taliban can be potential partners in peace for both the United States and Pakistan, said Prime Minister Imran Khan. The remark came during an interview with Newsweek's Senior Foreign Policy…

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US, India to hold counter-terrorism working group meeting dialogue: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the United States and India will be holding a counter-terrorism joint working group meeting designation dialogue. The announcement came at…

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Chaotic Afghanistan will again become a safe haven for terrorists: Imran Khan at UNGA

Imran Khan predicted that a destabilised and chaotic Afghanistan will "return to being a haven for international terrorists," pointing out that this is precisely why the US entered Afghanistan in…

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Silence after violence: Afghanistan, most important country right now, won't have a voice at UNGA

Ghulam Isaczai is the current UN ambassador, who represents Afghanista's government ousted by the Taliban, and has also asked to renew his accreditation. He was scheduled to address the final day…

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Afghanistan: Kam Air allegedly took 155 kin of firm's top brass instead of evacuees to UAE, claim reports

Afghan private airline Kam Air transferred around 155 family members of the company's leadership to Abu Dhabi. The flight was scheduled to evacuate scribes and others. But it flew with only…

Read Article

WION exclusive: Life under Taliban- ‘Living in the land of zombies’

In an exclusive interview with WION from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, a fiesty Aamir (name changed to ensure his safety) tells us the story of life under Taliban regime and the…

Read Article

Taliban orders barbers in Helmand province not to shave or trim beards

Taliban's order said hairdressers who violated its order would be punished. The group has also reportedly ordered saloon owners not to play music inside the premises in Helmand province.

Read Article

Under Taliban rule, Afghan fighters test their mettle in Kabul pits  

Some Afghan fighters can be seen gathering on a public field in Kabul every weekend to fight in the pits. This sport seems like a mix of judo and wrestling. These fights are attracting big crowds…

Read Article

Locals gather in Herat to urge US, EU to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets

This comes a few days after Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged western governments to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets kept abroad in foreign banks

Read Article

Driving training centre for women on verge of closure in Kabul

After failing to attract any takers, a driving training centre for women in Kabul seems to be closing down. Its Afghan female investor Nilab has decided to close it. This comes even when over 30…

Read Article

US doesn't need to inform Taliban over Afghan counter-terrorism airstrikes, says Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby

The United States does not need to tell Taliban before launching a counter-terrorism airstrike in Afghanistan. The remark of the US Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby came a day…

Read Article

Taliban hang four bodies from cranes in Herat, call it 'lesson' for kidnappers

Herat province's deputy governor, Mawlawi Shir Ahmad Muhajir, said the bodies were displayed to teach a "lesson" that kidnapping would not be tolerated. 

Read Article

Decoding Taliban apologist Imran Khan's speech at UNGA: A rant mixed with lies and fiction

Taliban apologist Imran Khan's UNGA address was mostly a rant. He tried to paint Pakistan as a victim of terror, promoted the Taliban as a "force for good" and spewed venom against India. He…

Read Article

Watch: Young girl calls out Taliban for not letting women return to school

The young girl from Afghanistan argues that how can she and girls like her help in development of Afghanistan if girls are not allowed to gain education

Read Article

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina addresses UNGA, talks Afghanistan, climate change, vaccine distribution

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked over climate change and Afghanistan situation. The leader gave the speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was one of…

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai asks world to secure Afghan women's rights

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has pleaded with the world to ensure the protection of Afghan women's rights. The remark was made by the activist to a panel on girls' education in…

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Taliban can be partners in peace for US, Pakistan, says Prime Minister Imran Khan

The Taliban can be potential partners in peace for both the United States and Pakistan, said Prime Minister Imran Khan. The remark came during an interview with Newsweek's Senior Foreign Policy…

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US, India to hold counter-terrorism working group meeting dialogue: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the United States and India will be holding a counter-terrorism joint working group meeting designation dialogue. The announcement came at…

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Chaotic Afghanistan will again become a safe haven for terrorists: Imran Khan at UNGA

Imran Khan predicted that a destabilised and chaotic Afghanistan will "return to being a haven for international terrorists," pointing out that this is precisely why the US entered Afghanistan in…

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New Taliban guidelines stir fear about the future of press freedom

More than 100 local media companies and radio stations around the country have stopped operating, having been closed down, taken over by the Taliban or forced out of business for lack of funding,…

via The New York Times
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After Taliban sacks V-C, around 70 teaching staff of Kabul University resign

Around 70 teaching staff of the university have resigned after the Taliban sacked Kabul University Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi. Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat has been appointed as his…

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Lift unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan, says Chinese FM Wang Yi

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for lifting of unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan. The foreign minister made the remark at a virtual G20 foreign ministers' meeting on…

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United Nations Security Council extends Taliban's travel ban waiver

The move by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) means Taliban leaders can now travel to Doha.

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Silence after violence: Afghanistan, most important country right now, won't have a voice at UNGA

Ghulam Isaczai is the current UN ambassador, who represents Afghanista's government ousted by the Taliban, and has also asked to renew his accreditation. He was scheduled to address the final day…

Read Article

Afghanistan: Kam Air allegedly took 155 kin of firm's top brass instead of evacuees to UAE, claim reports

Afghan private airline Kam Air transferred around 155 family members of the company's leadership to Abu Dhabi. The flight was scheduled to evacuate scribes and others. But it flew with only…

Read Article

WION exclusive: Life under Taliban- ‘Living in the land of zombies’

In an exclusive interview with WION from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, a fiesty Aamir (name changed to ensure his safety) tells us the story of life under Taliban regime and the…

Read Article

Taliban orders barbers in Helmand province not to shave or trim beards

Taliban's order said hairdressers who violated its order would be punished. The group has also reportedly ordered saloon owners not to play music inside the premises in Helmand province.

Read Article

Under Taliban rule, Afghan fighters test their mettle in Kabul pits  

Some Afghan fighters can be seen gathering on a public field in Kabul every weekend to fight in the pits. This sport seems like a mix of judo and wrestling. These fights are attracting big crowds…

Read Article

Locals gather in Herat to urge US, EU to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets

This comes a few days after Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged western governments to unfreeze Afghanistan's assets kept abroad in foreign banks

Read Article

Driving training centre for women on verge of closure in Kabul

After failing to attract any takers, a driving training centre for women in Kabul seems to be closing down. Its Afghan female investor Nilab has decided to close it. This comes even when over 30…

Read Article

US doesn't need to inform Taliban over Afghan counter-terrorism airstrikes, says Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby

The United States does not need to tell Taliban before launching a counter-terrorism airstrike in Afghanistan. The remark of the US Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby came a day…

Read Article

Taliban hang four bodies from cranes in Herat, call it 'lesson' for kidnappers

Herat province's deputy governor, Mawlawi Shir Ahmad Muhajir, said the bodies were displayed to teach a "lesson" that kidnapping would not be tolerated. 

Read Article

Decoding Taliban apologist Imran Khan's speech at UNGA: A rant mixed with lies and fiction

Taliban apologist Imran Khan's UNGA address was mostly a rant. He tried to paint Pakistan as a victim of terror, promoted the Taliban as a "force for good" and spewed venom against India. He…

Read Article

Watch: Young girl calls out Taliban for not letting women return to school

The young girl from Afghanistan argues that how can she and girls like her help in development of Afghanistan if girls are not allowed to gain education

Read Article

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina addresses UNGA, talks Afghanistan, climate change, vaccine distribution

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked over climate change and Afghanistan situation. The leader gave the speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was one of…

Read Article

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai asks world to secure Afghan women's rights

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has pleaded with the world to ensure the protection of Afghan women's rights. The remark was made by the activist to a panel on girls' education in…

Read Article

Taliban can be partners in peace for US, Pakistan, says Prime Minister Imran Khan

The Taliban can be potential partners in peace for both the United States and Pakistan, said Prime Minister Imran Khan. The remark came during an interview with Newsweek's Senior Foreign Policy…

Read Article

US, India to hold counter-terrorism working group meeting dialogue: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the United States and India will be holding a counter-terrorism joint working group meeting designation dialogue. The announcement came at…

Read Article

Chaotic Afghanistan will again become a safe haven for terrorists: Imran Khan at UNGA

Imran Khan predicted that a destabilised and chaotic Afghanistan will "return to being a haven for international terrorists," pointing out that this is precisely why the US entered Afghanistan in…

Read Article

New Taliban guidelines stir fear about the future of press freedom

More than 100 local media companies and radio stations around the country have stopped operating, having been closed down, taken over by the Taliban or forced out of business for lack of funding,…

via The New York Times
Read Article

After Taliban sacks V-C, around 70 teaching staff of Kabul University resign

Around 70 teaching staff of the university have resigned after the Taliban sacked Kabul University Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi. Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat has been appointed as his…

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Lift unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan, says Chinese FM Wang Yi

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for lifting of unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan. The foreign minister made the remark at a virtual G20 foreign ministers' meeting on…

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United Nations Security Council extends Taliban's travel ban waiver

The move by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) means Taliban leaders can now travel to Doha.

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Animals, ice-cream, and guns: Locals enjoy day at Kabul Zoo in shadow of armed Taliban

As Afghanistan slowly tried to return to the idea of 'normal', locals flocked to Kabul Zoo to spend a day with animals as armed Taliban kept guard 

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Arms, trade and terror: How the Pakistan-Afghanistan-China link was established decades ago

In the winter of 2000, China's former ambassador to Pakistan, Lu Shulin had met the founder of Taliban Mullah Omar as the Communist country quietly manoeuvred in Afghanistan.

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New face of Afghanistan? Women march in support of Taliban

More than 300 women were seen marching on the roads of Afghanistan to lend support to the new regime of Taliban

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Taliban fighter points gun at Afghan woman protesting against non-inclusive government

Afghan women battling for basic rights chanted anti-Pakistan slogans and protested against new government formation by the Taliban in which 17 out of the 33 members are a part of the United Nations

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In Pics: Taliban fighters celebrate in Panjshir Valley

The Taliban on Monday said it had captured the last pocket of resistance in Afghanistan - Panjshir Valley

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'Ambiguous role': Did Russia, Iran supply Taliban fighters with weapons against US troops?

A report claimed Iranian-made armaments were discovered in the hands of Taliban fighters.

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Taliban and Afghan flags side by side as fans enjoy a game of cricket at Kabul International Stadium

A near-full house turned out to watch Afghanistan's top cricketers play in a trial match Friday, with Taliban and Afghan flags waving side by side in what sports officials called a show of national

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Who is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar that can lead new Afghanistan government?

As the Taliban battles rebel fighters in the Panjshir Valley and strives to ward off economic collapse, Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead a new Afghan government set to be announced short

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Taliban faces 5 major challenges in Afghanistan

Taliban has to ensure “safe, secure, and orderly departure from Afghanistan of Afghans and all foreign nationals”.

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Anti-Taliban forces train in Panjshir Valley: A challenge for the Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces took part in a military training in Panjshir province on August 30, 2021. See pictures here: 

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In pics | America's longest war in Afghanistan comes to a close after 20 years

The US on Monday finally ended its 20 year-war in Afghanistan after its military C-17 aircraft carried the last American troops out of Afghanistan on Monday, marking the formal end of the longest w

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Taliban's Badri 313 military unit takes control of Kabul airport

Celebratory gunfire resounded across Kabul on Tuesday as Taliban fighters took control of the airport before dawn, following the withdrawal of the last US troops

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How US-built 'Ninja bomb' with 'halo of long blades' destroyed ISIS-K target in Afghanistan

The US reportedly deployed the deadly R9X variant of the AGM-114 Hellfire missile from its  MQ-9 Reaper drone as it killed two militants in Afghanistan.

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In pics| Kabul residents protest against closure of banks

Hundereds of Afghan residents reportedly staged protest as several banks that were closed since the Taliban takeover have refused to open.

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In Pics | Dozens of civilians, at least 13 US troops killed in Kabul airport attack

Islamic State struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday, killing scores of civilians and at least 13 US troops, disrupting the airlift of tens of thousands of A

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Shocking images of children trapped at Kabul airport amid evacuation

A heartbreaking video showing a US Marine lifting a baby over a razor wire-topped wall at Kabul's airport caught global attention

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Armed, but holy! Afghanistan observes first Friday prayers under Taliban rule

As the Taliban took control over Afghanistan, the Friday prayers looked very different. Fir the first time, armed Taliban insurgents were seen standing next to an Imam in Kabul

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Public flogging to stoning: Countries that have adopted Sharia Law

As Taliban took over Afghanistan and decided to implement the Sharia law, also known as the Islamic Law, there are few more countries that have been following the controversial law since years.

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Angelina Jolie to Prince Harry: Celebrities who have visited war-torn Afghanistan over the years

Post US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan and Taliban's takeover, the country is going through a difficult time.

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Afghani women call for help as Taliban takes over the country

As the Taliban took over Afghanistan over the weekend, the fear of women being tortured, sexually assaulted and forcefully married are returning to the country.

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