Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021

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Will Look Into Pakistan's Role In Last 20 Years: Antony Blinken Tells US Lawmakers

Sep 14, 2021 PTI

While facing angry lawmakers on the Afghanistan issue, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State testified in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also informed that he was not aware of Ghani’s plan to leave Afghanistan.

UN Promises $1.2 Billion To Afghans In Crisis

Sep 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Around 8800 Crores worth of Indian Rupee have been promised to Afghans. A high ranking official said, “the funding will throw a lifeline to Afghans” who lack food, health care and protection.

France Disappointed With Newly Formed Taliban Government

France said the Taliban has failed so far to live up to its promises of offering moderate and inclusive style of leadership.

‘Lived In Kabul Right Under The Nose Of Adversaries’: Taliban Spokesman

Sep 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed that he lived in Kabul and studied at the Haqqania seminary in Nowshera in northwest Pakistan.

Taliban-led Interim Govt Does Not Reflect What International Community Hoped: US

Biden administration expressed concern over the lack of inclusivity and the track records and the backgrounds of some of the individuals involved in governing the country.

10 September, 2021

Afghanistan On Verge Of Economic Collapse: UN Envoy

Associated Press (AP)

The United Nations special envoy for Afghanistan urged the world Thursday to unite to prevent the collapse of the Afghan economy. Following that were her appeals to address fears that the Taliban's Islamic state may spread to its neighbours, and to fight terrorism. Diplomats from the concerned states spoke about the same as well in the UN Security Council.

09 September, 2021

US Not In Rush To Recognize Taliban Govt: White House


The United States is not in a rush to recognize the new interim government in Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, asserting that it is in talks with the Taliban to get American citizens out of the strife-torn country.

08 September, 2021

Skeptical About Taliban Government: German Foreign Minister

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition. Germany was a major troop provider for that alliance.

30 August, 2021

Qatar Emerges As Key Player In Afghanistan After US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are in charge in Kabul.

28 August, 2021

Afghanistan's Economic Crisis Worsens As Airlift Winds Down

Associated Press (AP)

The massive US-led airlift is winding down, with many Western nations having completed their own evacuation efforts ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

28 August, 2021

Evacuee: World Has 'Abandoned' Afghanistan's New Generation

Associated Press (AP)

The 29-year-old journalist and nine close relatives managed to board one of the evacuation planes and are now going through the lengthy asylum process while starting a new life in a northern Spanish city.


26 August, 2021

Escaping Taliban Afghanistan Wheelchair Basketball Captain Nilofar Bayat Finds New Home In Spanish Club

Associated Press (AP)

Bayat was 'happy to be alive' and glad to be in a position 'to start a new life' with her husband in Spain, but she said she wouldn't forget her country

24 August, 2021

Afghanistan's Shiite Minority Hazaras Call On Taliban To Set Up Inclusive Government

Associated Press (AP)

Shiite leader Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi said the country's Shiite clerics have issued a declaration stating that a future parliament in Afghanistan should include members of different sects of Islam

24 August, 2021

Sanctions Against Taliban Not Productive Ahead of G7 Leaders Meet On Afghanistan: China

Outlook Web Desk

'Afghanistan is an independent sovereign state. The US and its allies should learn lessons from the past and do some soul searching and act prudently on Afghanistan related issues,' said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin

20 August, 2021

Jaishankar And Blinken Agree To Continue Coordination, Held Second Meeting In a Week On Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

'Productive call with @DrSJaishankar today (Thursday) about Afghanistan. We agreed to continue our close coordination.', US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted after the call.

20 August, 2021

Twelve People Died In Kabul Airport Due To Stampedes Not Gunshots: An Eyewitness

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Mubariz spoke to Outlook over a call at 3:00 am from the Kabul airport on August 20 and narrated the chaotic situation which led to the death of around 12 people.

19 August, 2021

IMF Not To Allow Funds To Taliban Government Immediately

Associated Press (AP)

In a statement, the International Monetary Fund has announced that the Taliban government will not be immediately allowed funds and loans


19 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Taliban Triumph Means More Worries In Africa

Deutsche Welle

The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has taken the world by surprise. In Africa, it compounds the worry and fear in countries struggling to crush Islamist insurgencies.

Photo Gallery

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Police escort activist Sudha Bharadwaj towards a van as she leaves the jail to appear in a special NIA court, ahead of her release on bail, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases party's women manifesto for 2022 UP elections, at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

A farmer at the Ghazipur border uses a 'hookah' as he waits for farmers' committee's decision on their future course of action, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Farmers listen to a speaker during their protest at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta