Afghan soil is still being used against Pakistan: Moeed Yusuf

Afghan soil is still being used against Pakistan: Moeed Yusuf

The Taliban formed the interim government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan last year. Photo:AFP NSA Moeed Yusuf says Afghan soil still being used against Pakistan. Systematised terrorists groups operating in bordering country, says Yusuf. “Had a really productive talk about Afghanistan and the National Security Policy (NSP),” says Yusuf. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser, […]

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'Couldn't Remain Indifferent': Haunted by Holocaust, Israeli Group Helps Fleeing Afghans

‘Couldn’t Remain Indifferent’: Haunted by Holocaust, Israeli Group Helps Fleeing Afghans

When Israeli lawyer Inbar Nacht saw pictures last year of Afghans desperately trying to escape their homeland, she thought of her relatives who were murdered in the Holocaust and knew she had to act. She and her husband Marius had founded a charity in 2020 that has worked on a range of initiatives, from assisting […]

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EXPLAINED: Why Effort To Help Afghanistan Is Falling Short; Situation Going From Bad To Worse

EXPLAINED: Why Effort To Help Afghanistan Is Falling Short; Situation Going From Bad To Worse

As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the US-backed government and the Taliban takeover. Aid groups and international agencies estimate about 23 million people, more than half the country, face severe hunger and nearly 9 […]

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Talks With Taliban Begin in Norway; Human Rights on Day-One Agenda

Talks With Taliban Begin in Norway; Human Rights on Day-One Agenda

A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks with Western government officials and Afghan civil society representatives in Oslo amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings are taking place at a hotel in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and […]

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Four Women Among Seven Killed in Minibus Bomb Blast in Afghanistan's Herat: Officials

Four Women Among Seven Killed in Minibus Bomb Blast in Afghanistan’s Herat: Officials

No group has so far claimed the attack. (File pic: PTI) Initial reports indicate it was a sticky bomb attached to the fuel tank of the passenger vehicle. AFP Last Updated:January 22, 2022, 22:36 IST FOLLOW US ON: A bomb blast on a minibus killed at least seven people in an area inhabited by the […]

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Taliban Kills Eight Afghan Resistance Fighters in 'Direct Clash' Gun Battle

Taliban Kills Eight Afghan Resistance Fighters in ‘Direct Clash’ Gun Battle

The Taliban killed eight resistance fighters from a national opposition group in a firefight in the north of Afghanistan, police said on Friday. Since storming back to power in August the Taliban have flatly denied facing organised resistance, but the gun battle on Thursday night may demonstrate that armed opposition is building against their hardline […]

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Afghan NGO Women 'Threatened With Shooting' for Not Wearing Burqa

Afghan NGO Women ‘Threatened With Shooting’ for Not Wearing Burqa

The Taliban’s religious police have threatened to shoot women NGO workers in a northwestern province of Afghanistan if they do not wear the all-covering burqa, two staff members told AFP. The rights of Afghans — particularly women and girls — have been increasingly curtailed since the Taliban returned to power in August after ousting the […]

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Afghanistan's ATMs To Resume Services For The First Time After Taliban Takeover: Report

Afghanistan’s ATMs To Resume Services For The First Time After Taliban Takeover: Report

Afghans wait in line in front of Azizi Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan in this file photo from September 2021 (Image: Reuters/ WANA) During the later part of 2021, after the Taliban takeover in August, ATMs dried up and people were seen queued up in front of banks outside Afghanistan’s cities News18.com Last Updated:January 15, 2022, […]

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Baby Lost in Chaos of Afghanistan Airlift Found, Returned to Family After Long Ordeal

Baby Lost in Chaos of Afghanistan Airlift Found, Returned to Family After Long Ordeal

An infant boy handed in desperation to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the American evacuation of Afghanistan has been found and was reunited with his relatives in Kabul on Saturday. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two months old when he went missing on Aug. 19 as thousands of people […]

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‘Must Wear Hijab’: Taliban Religious Police Issue Posters Ordering Women to Cover Up

‘Must Wear Hijab’: Taliban Religious Police Issue Posters Ordering Women to Cover Up

The Taliban’s religious police have put up posters around the capital Kabul ordering Afghan women to cover up, an official said Friday, the latest in a string of creeping restrictions. The poster, which includes an image of the face-covering burqa, was slapped on cafes and shops this week by the Ministry for the Promotion of […]

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