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Afghanistan

Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Sep 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.

To Escape Taliban Afghanistan's Women's Footballers Take Refuge In Pakistan

Sep 15, 2021 PTI

Taliban frown upon women's sports in Afghanistan, Afghan footballers may seek asylum in Pakistan


Afghans Are Facing 'Food Emergency': UN Official

The Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization's Office of Emergencies and Resilience said that 70% Afghans live in rural areas where agriculture is indispensable.

US Ignored Pak Role In Helping Taliban, How Will India Trust Us With Confronting China?: Rep Senator

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Senators were discussing Pakistan's role in enabling Taliban rise to power. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the “double-dealing by Pakistan” and “providing a safe haven” to the Taliban. Questions were raised about US's supposedly weak stance that could affect relations with India.


Taliban Foreign Minister Says Won't Allow Militants To Use Afghan Soil To Attack Other Nations

The first press conference by Amir Khan Muttaqi since the Taliban formed an interim government a week ago comes as governments around the world — and many Afghans at home — are searching for indications on how it will rule Afghanistan after sweeping out the U.S.-backed government and taking over Kabul a month ago.

14 September, 2021

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

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.


14 September, 2021

Inherited Deadline, Not A Plan: US Secretary Of State On Afghanistan Withdrawal

Associated Press (AP)

Responding to Republicans in his grilling in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken defended the evacuation effort, saying it succeeded despite near insurmountable odds.


14 September, 2021

UN Promises $1.2 Billion To Afghans In Crisis

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.


13 September, 2021

Taliban Using Biometric System To Identify Army, Police Personnel Who Fought Against Them

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The search operations are meant to capture those officials who, after losing the battle against the Taliban, couldn’t flee from the country and are hiding in the houses of their friends and relatives.


13 September, 2021

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

Seema Guha

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


12 September, 2021

Women Can Study In Afghanistan In Segregated Classrooms With Islamic Dress: Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan's new rulers formed an all-male government.


12 September, 2021

Pak ISI Chief Hosts Security Meeting On Afghanistan With Intel Heads Of China, Iran

Outlook Web Bureau

The Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, discussed the issue of Afghanistan with intelligence heads of China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in Islamabad


10 September, 2021

ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari Urges Cricket Australia Not To Isolate Them Globally

PTI

Cricket Australia on Thursday said that the season-opening men's Test against Afghanistan will be scrapped if the Taliban doesn't allow women in sports


10 September, 2021

Mohammad Nabi To Lead Afghanistan In T20 World Cup Following Rashid Khan’s Resignation

PTI

Rashid stepped down from the role on Thursday saying that his opinion was not sought before finalising the team for the T20 World Cup


09 September, 2021

First Commercial Flight From Kabul To Fly Out Americans

Associated Press (AP)

The departure of a large group of Americans would also signal that U.S. officials have come to an arrangement with the new Taliban rulers.


09 September, 2021

Afghanistan: What Taliban Rule Means For Sikhs And Hindus

Deutsche Welle

Afghan Sikhs and Hindus face a precarious future living in a country ruled by the Taliban. While the Islamic fundamentalist group say the minorities will be safe, past experiences have left them wary.


09 September, 2021

Islam Does Not Allow Women To Play Cricket Or Any Other Sport Where They Get Exposed: Taliban

Agencies

Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government


08 September, 2021

Who Is Siraj Haqqani, New Afghan Interior Minister With $5 Million Bounty On His Head?

Outlook Web Bureau

Siraj Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as the interior minister of the new government in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden urging the Taliban leadership to cut ties with all other terrorist groups.


Photo Gallery

An artist dacorates an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumartuly in Kolkata.

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Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey feeds a giraffe during his visit to Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, in Guwahati.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in Haldwani. AAP's Chief Ministerial candidate for Uttarakhand election Col. Ajay Kothiyal is also seen.

PTI Photo

A woman falls from her bicycle 'Pedal For Peace (Cycle Race)-2021' organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar in the wee hours of Sunday.

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Police personnel stop devotees during a procession on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil
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