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What Is The Way Ahead For Hazaras Under The Taliban Regime?

What Is The Way Ahead For Hazaras Under The Taliban Regime?

Now as the American and NATO forces are out of Afghanistan and the Taliban grip control over the country, who are to be held accountable for the deadly attacks against the Hazaras?

23 April 2022
Afghanistan: Taliban Bans Cultivation Of Poppy That Has 7% Share Of Afghan GDP

Afghanistan: Taliban Bans Cultivation Of Poppy That Has 7% Share Of Afghan GDP

Poppies are the main source of income for millions of small farmers and day laborers who can earn upwards of USD 300 a month harvesting them and extracting the...

03 April 2022

UN Seeks Record $4.4B For Afghans Struggling Under Taliban

“In simple terms, the humanitarian program that we are appealing for is to save lives.” Less than a year after Taliban fighters toppled its...

Taliban Goes Back On Promise To Let Women Study: What That Means For Afghanistan

Taliban Goes Back On Promise To Let Women Study: What That Means For Afghanistan

The surprising decision, confirmed by a Taliban official, is bound to disrupt efforts by the Taliban to win recognition from potential international donors...

29 March 2022

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...

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25 January 2022
Taliban Minister In Oslo For Talks On Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

Taliban Minister In Oslo For Talks On Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

The international community has a difficult choice: unfreeze Afghan funds to avoid a humanitarian crisis or wait till the Taliban fulfils its obligation to...


24 January 2022
Why Effort To Help Afghanistan Is Falling Short?

Why Effort To Help Afghanistan Is Falling Short?

Life in Afghanistan was precarious before the Taliban takeover in August, with more than half the people surviving on less than $2 a day.


18 January 2022
Taliban Steadily Erasing Women From Public Life, Hindus Vulnerable: UN

Taliban Steadily Erasing Women From Public Life, Hindus Vulnerable: UN

The Hindu, Tajik and Hazara religious minorities are the most vulnerable as the Taliban is attempting to erase women from public life, United Nations human...


05 November 2021
Blood, Tears & Lost Hope: An Afghan Woman Recalls The Day Terror Visited Kabul University

Blood, Tears & Lost Hope: An Afghan Woman Recalls The Day Terror Visited Kabul University

The Kabul University attack convulsed the body and mind of an Afghan woman. What remains are shards of her dreams.


29 October 2021
US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR,...


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17 September 2021
Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

Terror emanating from Afghanistan can singe both Russia and India badly. It has given an impetus to cooling ties between the old allies.


10 September 2021
UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum said the UK could face “more risk” because of the withdrawal of NATO troops and the overthrow of the internationally...


11 September 2021
Data Jehad? It’s Not Just Weaponry That Has Fallen Into Taliban Hands

Data Jehad? It’s Not Just Weaponry That Has Fallen Into Taliban Hands

The Americans deleted reams of sensitive info collected over 20 years before they fled—but left behind biometrics on some 9 million Afghans. A surveillance...


11 September 2021
Remembering Fahim, The Kabul Journalist The Taliban Killed in Panjshir

Remembering Fahim, The Kabul Journalist The Taliban Killed in Panjshir

Fahim Dashty resisted, till death, the Taliban’s sectarianism. His heart beat only for a modern, democratic Afghanistan.


08 September 2021
UN Appeals For $606M To Aid Afghans For The Rest Of The Year

UN Appeals For $606M To Aid Afghans For The Rest Of The Year

The agency's 'Flash Appeal' launched Tuesday includes the $413 million from the original appeal that has not been funded and $193 million in new needs through...


03 September 2021
Afghanistan’s Future Is Past Continuous After Last US Troop Pulls Out

Afghanistan’s Future Is Past Continuous After Last US Troop Pulls Out

As the Americans finally exit, the fog of war still lies thick over Afghanistan. The Taliban face onerous tasks of governance, as well as grave threats in the...


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31 August 2021
Glimpses Through The US Troops' Afghan Exit, End Of 20-Years American War

Glimpses Through The US Troops' Afghan Exit, End Of 20-Years American War

The US withdrew its last soldier from the war-ravaged Afghanistan 11 days before the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks carried out by the...


27 August 2021
‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:


07 September 2021
Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.


25 August 2021
French Government To Run Evacuations From Afghanistan For 'As Long As Possible'

French Government To Run Evacuations From Afghanistan For 'As Long As Possible'

French President Emmanuel Macron promised France would evacuate Afghans who worked for the country as well as activists and others under threat.


24 August 2021
Sanctions Against Taliban Not Productive Ahead of G7 Leaders Meet On Afghanistan: China

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

'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...


22 August 2021
Indians Return From Afghanistan After Harrowing Ordeal

Indians Return From Afghanistan After Harrowing Ordeal

168 Indians Landed At Hindon Airport after being evacuated from Afghanistan while 87 others landed from Tajikistan.


21 August 2021
EU Calls Situation At Kabul Airport 'Very Difficult', Urges World To Welcome Afghan Refugees

EU Calls Situation At Kabul Airport 'Very Difficult', Urges World To Welcome Afghan Refugees

The EU's top officials toured the facility that Spain has set up at the Torrejón military airbase near Madrid along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro...


21 August 2021
Diplomatic Efforts Are On To Find A Solution, Will Work With Taliban if necessary: Boris Johnson

Diplomatic Efforts Are On To Find A Solution, Will Work With Taliban if necessary: Boris Johnson

Pressed on whether he believed suggestions from the new Taliban regime in charge that it may be more moderate in the future, Johnson said that it was important...


21 August 2021
Taliban's First 'Fatwa' Imposes Ban On Co-Education In Afghanistan's Herat Province

Taliban's First 'Fatwa' Imposes Ban On Co-Education In Afghanistan's Herat Province

The decision was taken after a meeting between varsity professors, owners of private institutions, and Taliban authorities, Khaama Press News Agency reported...


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