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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the media, in Tashkent on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the media, in Tashkent on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Pak PM evades question on Taliban, blames RSS ideology for no talks with India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • As the Taliban fighters are rapidly making advances in Afghanistan and capturing new territories every passing day, the role of Pakistan pertaining to regional security has become a cause of concern.
Clubhouse app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
Clubhouse app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Afghan youth debate Taliban over poetry and human rights on Clubhouse

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 11:55 AM IST
The Clubhouse audio app allows users to dip into "rooms", either to listen or virtually put their hand up to speak in discussions, which according to the platform's guidelines cannot be recorded nor comments quoted.
The Taliban has promised for them to be married to their fighters and taken to Pakistan's Waziristan.(Reuters Photo)
The Taliban has promised for them to be married to their fighters and taken to Pakistan's Waziristan.(Reuters Photo)

Taliban asks for list of girls, widows to be married to their fighters: Reports

Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Taliban's latest diktat comes as it gains control of many key districts and border posts with Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan after US and Nato troops complete their pullout from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Afghanistan's former president Hamid Karzai and invited him to attend the conference.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Afghanistan's former president Hamid Karzai and invited him to attend the conference.(REUTERS)

Pakistan to host peace conference on Afghanistan from July 17 to 19

PTI | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Pakistan has been accused of trying to help the Taliban fighting for supremacy in Afghanistan and the upcoming conference seems to be an effort to assuage that impression.
People wave Taliban flags as they drive through the Pakistani border town of Chaman on July 14, 2021.(AFP)
People wave Taliban flags as they drive through the Pakistani border town of Chaman on July 14, 2021.(AFP)

Taliban flag raised above Afghanistan's border crossing with Pakistan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • The control of the border crossing between the Pakistani town of Chaman and the Afghan town of Wesh could be the most strategic objective they have captured so far.
Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in Dushanbe on Tuesday.
Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar met Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in Dushanbe on Tuesday.

India's active regional diplomacy with Afghanistan as 'very encouraging': Russia

PTI | | Posted by Shanza Khan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Afghanistan is going through a critical period and that there is no military solution to it, the diplomat said.
External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar (second from right) calls on Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon (centre) along with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) council of foreign ministers, in Dushanbe on Wednesday. (ANI)
External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar (second from right) calls on Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon (centre) along with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) council of foreign ministers, in Dushanbe on Wednesday. (ANI)

India suggests 3-point Afghanistan road map at SCO Group meeting

UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:48 AM IST
External affairs minister S Jaishankar presented the Indian view at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Contact Group on Afghanistan in the Tajikistan capital.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi pitched for restarting intra-Afghan negotiations.(Reuters / File)
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi pitched for restarting intra-Afghan negotiations.(Reuters / File)

China asks Taliban to make 'clean break' from terrorists, return to mainstream

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 04:12 PM IST
  • Last week, the Taliban said that the group would guarantee the safety of Chinese investors and workers in Afghanistan and would not host Uyghur militants from the Xinjiang province.
Former US President George W Bush.(AFP)
Former US President George W Bush.(AFP)

Former US President George W Bush says Afghanistan troop pullout is a 'mistake'

AFP |
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 03:07 PM IST
"Afghan women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable harm. This is a mistake... They're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people, and it breaks my heart," George W Bush said.
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, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
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, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

Taliban warn Turkey against plans to stay

Agencies | , Kabul
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 01:20 AM IST
  • A senior insurgent leader also said on Tuesday that the Taliban do not want to battle government forces inside Afghanistan’s cities and would rather see them surrender.
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)
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)

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

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 08:18 PM IST
"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.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI)

India invited to SCO meet on Afghanistan

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 01:42 AM IST
Jaishankar will then travel to Uzbekistan to participate in a conference on regional trade, transport and connectivity in Tashkent during July 15-16.
US General Austin Miller relinquishes command during the final phase of America's withdrawal from the war in Afghanistan.(Reuters)
US General Austin Miller relinquishes command during the final phase of America's withdrawal from the war in Afghanistan.(Reuters)

Top US commander in Afghanistan steps down as 20-year war nears end

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 09:37 PM IST
During the flag-passing ceremony at the Resolute Support headquarters at the heart of Kabul, Miller remembered the US and Nato troops along with the thousands of Afghan nationals who were killed during the war.
Afghan men inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Afghan men inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

China blames US for Afghan crisis

Agencies | , Beijing, Kabul
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 12:33 AM IST
  • Washington’s move to pull its troops from Afghanistan resulting in a “mess and turmoil”, says Beijing.
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

India pulls its staff out of Kandahar for now

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 02:56 AM IST
The evacuation was done on Saturday, just four days after India said there were no imminent plans to close its mission in Kabul and consulates in the cities of Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif.
Armed Afghan militias patrol on the outskirts of Takhar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Armed Afghan militias patrol on the outskirts of Takhar province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

Afghan forces repel Taliban assault on provincial capital, says governor

Reuters | , Kabul, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 11:10 PM IST
More than a dozen Taliban fighters were killed in air strikes by the Afghan Air Force on hideouts on the outskirts of Takhar's provincial center, Taluqan, according to Afghanistan's defence ministry.
A former Mujahideen keeps watch at a check post as he holds a weapon to support Afghan forces in their fight against Taliban, on the outskirts of Herat province, Afghanistan July 10, 2021. (Reuters)
A former Mujahideen keeps watch at a check post as he holds a weapon to support Afghan forces in their fight against Taliban, on the outskirts of Herat province, Afghanistan July 10, 2021. (Reuters)

Pak’s terror groups join Taliban war, India wary

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 02:02 AM IST
The assessments come at a time of growing alarm in the international community, including India, at the Taliban’s rapid resurgence in Afghanistan that some intelligence agencies fear is poised to wrest control of key parts of the country from the Afghan government.
Former Mujahideen hold weapons to support Afghan forces in their fight against Taliban, on the outskirts of Herat province, Afghanistan.(Reuters)
Former Mujahideen hold weapons to support Afghan forces in their fight against Taliban, on the outskirts of Herat province, Afghanistan.(Reuters)

Pakistan says ‘not a guarantor’ of Afghan peace process as Taliban march on

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • Pakistan has been evasive on the question of the Taliban’s role in rising violence in Afghanistan even as the group continues its offensive in the war-torn country.
The Taliban delegation has also said that they will not attack the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.
The Taliban delegation has also said that they will not attack the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.

As foreign forces withdraw, Taliban claim 85% Afghan territories under control

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2021 08:31 PM IST
  • Three Taliban officials, who are visiting the Russian capital Moscow, said that they will take all steps to make sure that Islamic State does not function on Afghan territory.
The Taliban has made rapid territorial gains in Afghanistan amid the final withdrawal of US troops.(Reuters)
The Taliban has made rapid territorial gains in Afghanistan amid the final withdrawal of US troops.(Reuters)

Taliban calls China a 'friend', promises not to host Uyghur militants: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 08:04 PM IST
  • Earlier this week, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said that Beijing and Islamabad need to defend regional peace together as the Afghanistan issue has implications for both countries.
Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar attends a press conference after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow, on July 9, 2021. (AFP)
Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar attends a press conference after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow, on July 9, 2021. (AFP)

Afghanistan must get legit govt: Jaishankar

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 04:22 AM IST
Expressing concern at the “direction of events in Afghanistan”, Jaishankar referred to India’s stated policy of not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
In a speech on Thursday, Joe Biden strongly defended his decision to pull US military forces out of Afghanistan.(Bloomberg)
In a speech on Thursday, Joe Biden strongly defended his decision to pull US military forces out of Afghanistan.(Bloomberg)

Nearly 20 US senators back legislation to help Afghan interpreters

Reuters | , Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2021 03:04 AM IST
Democratic US Senator Jeanne Shaheen said at least 17 Democratic and Republican senators are now sponsoring her bill to increase the number of authorized visas.
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)
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)

India can help boost our air power: Afghan envoy

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2021 01:31 AM IST
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.
In fact, pregnant women should take vaccines for two special reasons, Niti Aayog member (health) VK Paul said.(Bloomberg)
In fact, pregnant women should take vaccines for two special reasons, Niti Aayog member (health) VK Paul said.(Bloomberg)

News updates from HT: Govt explains why pregnant women must take Covid jabs

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 08:58 PM IST
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