Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021


US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

'It Was Mistake, Offer Sincere Apology': Top US Commander On Kabul Drone Strike

Sep 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The US had carried out drone strikes in Kabul, following ISIS-K suicide bombing at the airport.

US-Built Databases A Potential Tool Of Taliban Repression

The Afghan Personnel and Pay System has data on more than 700,000 security forces members dating back 40 years, said a senior security official from the fallen government.

US Warns Of Afghan Civil War As Taliban Make Panjshir Advances

Sep 06, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Taliban forces are trying to retake the last standing province in Afghanistan as General Mark Milley said there's a "good" chance of a civil war.

Afghanistan Crisis: G-7 Leaders Discuss Evacuations Deadline

The heads of the G-7 countries have met at a virtual summit to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan. The talks are expected to focus on the upcoming deadline for evacuations.

24 August, 2021

Biden Expected To Decide On Afghan Evacuation Extension As G7 Leaders Meet

Deutsche Welle

US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said he thinks it is 'very unlikely' the evacuation of people from Afghanistan will be completed by August 31, 'given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated'

24 August, 2021

US In Talks With Taliban On Daily Basis Through Political And Security Channels: NSA Jake Sullivan

Outlook Web Bureau

Asked if President Biden is also likely to speak with the Taliban leadership, Sullivan said 'that is not in contemplation at this time'

23 August, 2021

Withdrawal Or Surrender: Is Afghan Exit A Setback For US President Joe Biden?

Seema Guha

Joe Biden and the Democrats are now facing a backlash not just from ordinary Americans, veterans and the opposition, but also within the party and its support base.

18 August, 2021

Afghanistan: Joe Biden Speaks With Boris Johnson In First Foreign Call After Kabul’s Fall

Outlook Web Bureau

The White House said the leaders agreed on the need for close coordination with allies about the future of aid and support to Afghanistan now that the Taliban is in charge.

26 July, 2021

UN: Women, Children Casualties Rise In Afghanistan As Taliban Surges

Associated Press (AP)

The war-torn country saw a 47% increase in the number of all civilians killed and wounded in violence across Afghanistan in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to the report.

15 July, 2021

US To Begin Evacuation Of Afghans Who Aided Military

Associated Press (AP)

Biden announced last week that the US military operation in Afghanistan will end on August 31.


14 July, 2021

Bush Says He Fears For Women In Afghanistan After Removal Of US Presence

Associated Press (AP)

Bush denounced the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, which was issued on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, stating he thinks Afghan women and girls will suffer "unspeakable harm."

12 July, 2021

Top US Commander In Afghanistan Hands Over Charge Amid Taliban Resurgence

Associated Press (AP)

The handover took place in the heavily fortified Resolute Support headquarters in the heart of Kabul, at a time of rapid territorial gains by Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan.

12 July, 2021

Ghani Forces Concentrate On Kabul To Give Taliban A Bloody Nose

Seema Guha

The Ashraf Ghani government is getting warlords and militia to join forces to thwart the advance of the Taliban into the capital and other parts of Afghanistan.

09 July, 2021

US Military To Conclude Afghanistan Mission On 31 August

Outlook Web Bureau

US President Joe Biden said that it was long overdue, their work in Afghanistan is completed and he can't risk the lives of a new generation in an indefinite mission.

09 July, 2021

PM Boris Johnson Confirms Most British Troops Have Left Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Britain will continue to fund education, especially girls' schooling, in Afghanistan

02 July, 2021

Anxious Afghans Fear Tomorrow; Many Seeking To Leave

Associated Press (AP)

Thousands of Afghans are queuing at the Afghan Passport Office to obtain new passports and perhaps depart, unsure of what tomorrow will bring as they watch the ultimate withdrawal of the US military and its NATO allies.


02 July, 2021

Explained: When Is The US War In Afghanistan Really Over?

Associated Press (AP)

Although all combat troops and 20 years of accumulated war materiel will soon be gone, the head of U.S Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, will have authority until September to defend Afghan forces against the Taliban.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu