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More Than 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Aides Killed Since Taliban Takeover: UN

More Than 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Aides Killed Since Taliban Takeover: UN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, despite Taliban assurances, the UN political mission received credible allegations of 'enforced disappearances and other violations impacting the right to life and physical integrity' of former...

31 January 2022
Kabul Diary | ‘I Don’t Know What My Fate Will Be When The Taliban Come To Know About My Work’

Kabul Diary | ‘I Don’t Know What My Fate Will Be When The Taliban Come To Know About My Work’

Kabul was built, brick by brick, on hope. That was my childhood. Business was booming. Jobs were aplenty. I studied to be a doctor. Then, in 2015, the descent...

01 September 2021

India’s Options Are Limited In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan And Delhi Must Play Its Cards Well

The Taliban’s writ now runs in Afghanistan. India, through dexterous diplomacy, must safeguard its interests by talking to the Taliban as well as its...

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.

20 August 2021

The Afghanistan Timeline: 40 Years Of War And A Blitz

The Soviets in 1979, the CIA/ISI-backed mujahideen, civil war, Taliban’s first arrival…right up to their second coming. All the dates, all the events.

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20 August 2021
Back To The Future: Fear And Uncertainty In Afghanistan As Radical Taliban Takes Charge

Back To The Future: Fear And Uncertainty In Afghanistan As Radical Taliban Takes Charge

New victors in the Great Game’s old theatre script another tragic twist in the Afghan story, with the ripples likely to cross borders


20 August 2021
Zero Dark 20: Two Decades Later, Afghanistan Back At Same Hell With Return Of Taliban

Zero Dark 20: Two Decades Later, Afghanistan Back At Same Hell With Return Of Taliban

US pulled out of Afghanistan after two decades, leaving the war-ravaged country in the hands of the same radical group it had set out to vanquish


14 August 2021
As Taliban Tighten Their Grip, Kabul Airport Becomes The Only Way To Escape

As Taliban Tighten Their Grip, Kabul Airport Becomes The Only Way To Escape

'I packed whatever I could to start a new life away from this war,' said Naweed Azimi, who flew to Istanbul with his wife and five children, fearful the...


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