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

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

18 January 2022

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 rights experts voice concerns.

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

02 November 2021

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


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,...

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

Taliban’s Return Gives India-Russia Ties Fresh Air

11 January 2022

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


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...

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11 January 2022
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 January 2022
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.


10 January 2022
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...


11 January 2022
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...


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...


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11 January 2022
‘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:


11 January 2022
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.


10 January 2022
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.


10 January 2022
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.


10 January 2022
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...


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10 January 2022
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...


10 January 2022
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...


10 January 2022
Jaishankar And Blinken Agree To Continue Coordination, Held Second Meeting In a Week On Afghanistan

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

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


10 January 2022
Taliban Can't Rule By Force: Afghan Officials

Taliban Can't Rule By Force: Afghan Officials

A former Afghan vice president, Mohammad Younis Qanooni, said the future government in Afghanistan should be inclusive, with the participation of all ethnic...


10 January 2022
Afghanistan Vs Pakistan: Taliban 'Have Given Green Light For The Series,' Hints PCB

Afghanistan Vs Pakistan: Taliban 'Have Given Green Light For The Series,' Hints PCB

Afghanistan players have started training in Kabul while Pakistan Cricket Biard also announced that a camp would be set up in Lahore from August 21 to 28 for...


10 January 2022
EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.


11 January 2022
India’s Options Are Limited In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan And Delhi Must Play Its Cards Well

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...


11 January 2022
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.


11 January 2022
China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

America may have exited, but Beijing’s bosses cannot expect to simply waltz into the vacuum in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Their concerns are the same:...


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Opinion

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 rights experts voice concerns.

18 January 2022
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.

02 November 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, UNICEF and WHO.

29 October 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.

11 January 2022
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