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Afghanistan not taking steps to eliminate terrorism: Pakistan

Pakistan, which has witnessed a series of terror attacks in recent months, has openly said it suspects the involvement of the Tehreek-e-Taliban.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif (AFP File Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Neckties are sign of Christian cross, should be eliminated: Taliban official

Previous Afghan administrations have also tried to impose dress regulations on the population, or on officials at least.

Taliban soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 6. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 28, 2023 01:57 PM IST

New UN report highlights al-Qaeda affiliate AQIS threat to Jammu and Kashmir

The UN report also said the relationship between the al-Qaeda and Afghan Taliban, which captured power in Kabul in August 2021, “remains close and symbiotic”

The UN report said al-Qaeda members have infiltrated law enforcement agencies and public administration bodies and ensure security of the group’s cells across Afghanistan (Reuters File)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Pakistan, Afghan Taliban strike deal to boost trade along the border

Pakistani foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, struck the deal on Sunday.

Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Afghan counterpart Amir Khan Muttaqi.(AFP)
Updated on May 08, 2023 05:19 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Taliban militants kill 4 police officers, hurt 6 in northwest Pakistan

Local police officer Ashfaq Khan said a search was underway for the militant suspects who attacked the police station in Lakki Marwat.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. (Representational image) (AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 06:52 AM IST
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Afghan couple sues US marine soldier for abducting their baby

This is a story about how one U.S. Marine became fiercely determined to bring home an Afghan war orphan, and praised it as an act of Christian faith to save her.

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 16, 2021.(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 06:33 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Paving way for enmity': Taliban to Pak after rocket attacks kill 5 Afghan kids

Border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen since the Taliban seized power last year, with Islamabad claiming militant groups were carrying out attacks from Afghan soil.

Afghanistan's Taliban government warned Islamabad after the attacks.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 02:23 AM IST

Afghanistan's blue mountain lakes deserted as tourists stay away

The  regime change in Afghanistan has dimmed tourist activity in Afghanistan's blue mountain, "It used to be very good, there were skiing programmes and competitions in the winter," says a tourist guide.

The skiers and cyclists on the slopes and roads, as well as the thousands of picnickers and sightseers enjoying the natural beauty offered a vision of carefree peace in stark contrast to the violence elsewhere.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:41 PM IST
Reuters | , Afghanistan

No trips for Afghan women unless escorted by male relative:Taliban

The ministry had also called on women TV journalists to wear hijabs while presenting.

Afghanistan's Taliban authorities said  that women seeking to travel anything other than short distances should not be offered transport unless they are accompanied by a close male relative.(AP)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 05:33 PM IST
AFP | , New Delhi

Taliban inducts 2 dozen high-level officials for interim Afghan government

The Taliban urged the US and other countries to recognise their government in Afghanistan, and said that the failure to do so would lead to problems not only for the country but for the world.

The spokesperson for Afghanistan's interim government, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the the officials and the ministers have been inducted in compliance with orders from Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.(File photo / AFP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 03:50 AM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

UK evacuated over 300 Britons, 2,000 Afghans: PM Boris Johnson

“We have so far secured the safe return of 306 UK nationals and 2,052 Afghan nationals as part of our resettlement programme,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson announced that the UK would deploy an additional 800 troops to support the evacuation process in Afghanistan. In picture - Johnson speaks during a debate in the UK parliament on the situation in Afghanistan.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 18, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Video of Hema-Feroz arriving in Afghanistan for film shoot grabs fans' attention

Hema Malini and Feroz Khan, along with the cast of Dharmatma, had travelled to Afghanistan for the film's shoot. A vintage video of the crew being welcomed in the country has surfaced online.

Feroz Khan and Hema Malini in a vintage video from their trip to Afghanistan.
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 05:20 PM IST

‘We all need to do more’: US ambassador to UN remarks on Afghan refugees

"The US promises to be generous in resettling Afghans in our country. I am heartened by the pledges we’ve seen from other nations to do the same. We all need to do more" ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations speaks during the UN security council meeting on Afghanistan on August 16, 2021 at the United Nations in New York.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Albania, Iran offer temporary refuge as thousands of Afghans flee Taliban siege

Here is a look at some countries that have offered temporary refuge to Afghan citizens as the Taliban move close to assuming power.

Afghan people stand along the roadside as they wait for taxi in Kabul.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taliban demand peaceful transfer of power after reaching Kabul: Top developments

The Taliban, which has entered the capital city of Kabul, have demanded for a peaceful transition of power in the “next few days.”

Mazar-i-Sharif and Jalalbad, the two major Afghan cities, were captured by the militants earlier on Sunday. In picture - Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province.(AFP)
Published on Aug 15, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Haven't spoken with family in 4 months', says Afghan national in Delhi

Hasibullah Siddiqui, an Afghan national living in Lajpat Nagar in Delhi said that he had not spoken with his parents and brother for the past three to four months.

Taliban fighters stand guard along the roadside in Herat, Afghanistan's third biggest city, after government forces pulled out.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2021 12:02 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taliban march breeds humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, 60k families displaced

The latest US military intelligence assessment is that Kabul could come under Taliban pressure within 30 days and that if current trends hold, the insurgents could gain full control of the country within a couple of months.

Internally-displaced Afghan families, who fled from Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan province due to battles between Taliban and Afghan security forces, walk past their temporary tents in Kabul on August 11.(AFP Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2021 10:15 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Powered by Pakistan, Taliban racing towards Kabul

The Taliban have intensified their campaign, capturing five provincial capitals in two days. The latest to fall is Kunduz, the capital of northern Kunduz province. Fierce fighting is going on in Badakhshan too.

Taliban fighters stand guard in Kunduz city, in northern Afghanistan, on Monday.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 07:55 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taliban on warpath, targets innocents and civilians in Afghanistan

Revenge attacks and repressive treatment of women have been reported in areas now under Taliban control. Children are the worst sufferers. The UNICEF has said that by the end of this year, one in two children under the age of five in Afghanistan will be mentally ill or malnourished.

Internally displaced Afghans who fled their home in north provinces due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, are seen at a public park in Kabul, on Monday.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 07:37 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taliban capture key cities in north Afghanistan, US deploys B-52 bombers

Videos on social media showed huge amount of arms and ammunition seized by Taliban from security forces and house of Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum in Jawzjan province. Taliban fighters on Sunday captured cities in the northern part of the country.

A Taliban flag flies in the main square of Kunduz city after fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces, on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2021 09:17 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taliban seize 2nd provincial capital

Afghan govt admits that the insurgents are present in Sheberghan but denies the claim that the city has fallen.

Afghans bury Dawa Khan Menapal, director of Afghanistan’s government information media centre, in Kabul.(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2021 05:55 AM IST
Agencies | , Kabul

Tensions flare as Taliban gun down top Afghan govt official

Dawa Khan Menapal, who used to slam the insurgents on social media, was shot near a mosque in Kabul.

A bullet hole is seen on the window glass of a car in which director of Afghanistan’s information media centre, Dawa Khan Menapal, was seated when he was shot dead in Kabul on Friday.(AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 04:50 AM IST
Agencies | , Kabul/beijing

Won’t accept a govt imposed by force in Afghanistan: UNSC

The Afghan envoy to the UN, Ghulam M Isaczai, was more scathing in his criticism of Pakistan’s role in backing the Taliban, which he said was being assisted in acts of barbarism by “foreign fighters from trans-national terrorist networks”.

Afghan security personnel patrol after they took back control of parts of Herat city on August 6. (AP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2021 04:34 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Halting Taliban attacks focus of UNSC meeting under Indian presidency

India’s ambassador to the UN, TS Tirumurti announced the meeting, which will consist of a briefing and consultations on the latest developments in Afghanistan, in a tweet on Thursday.

This video screen grab shows Afghan special forces patrol the streets of Herat as the Taliban continue a series of offensives against urban areas in Afghanistan. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 01:59 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UN Security Council condemns attacks on Afghan civilians

In a press statement was agreed by all 15 members, the UNSC called on the Afghan government and the Taliban "to engage meaningfully in an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in order to make urgent progress towards a political settlement and a ceasefire".

Afghan security personnel take a position during fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces, in Herat province on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 07:41 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani calls up slain journalist Danish Siddiqui’s father

President Ghani called Siddiqui’s death a great loss for the journalism fraternity.

Danish Siddiqui was an Indian photojournalist and had won many global accolades including the Pulitzer Prize in 2018.(Source - Twitter)
Updated on Jul 23, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Russia says US mission in Afghanistan has failed

The White House had tried to paint the drawdown of foreign troops in "the most positive colours", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Sergei Lavrov said the crisis had increased the threat of terrorism and worsened problems surrounding drug trafficking.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Taliban say do not want to fight inside Afghanistan's cities

"Now that the fighting from mountains and deserts has reached the doors of the cities, Mujahiddin (Taliban) don't want fighting inside the city," Amir Khan Muttaqi said in a message tweeted by a Taliban spokesman.

Members of Afghan Special Forces climb down from a humvee as they arrive at their base after heavy clashes with Taliban during the rescue mission of a police officer besieged at a check post in Kandahar province in Afghanistan.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 08:18 PM IST

India can help boost our air power: Afghan envoy

Amid reports of intense fighting in several parts of Afghanistan and the capture of a large number of districts and some crucial border crossings by the Taliban, Mamundzay rejected assessments by some Western powers about the possible collapse of Afghan security forces.

Afghan security personnel stand guard along the road amid ongoing fight between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Kandahar on July 9, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 01:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Jaishankar leaves for Russia via Tehran, agenda is Taliban in Afghanistan

Foreign minister S Jaishankar's visit to Moscow will also be constructive as India and Russia are both for stabilisation of Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of US-NATO forces.

Foreign minister S Jaishankar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 10:41 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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