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The Taliban formed the interim government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan last week. (AFP Photo)

Pakistan bats for Taliban, says should be given time to run Afghanistan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Pakistan wanted lasting peace in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Rashid said as he stressed the need for the provision of financial and human resources for governance in the country.
The image with Joe Biden dressed in Taliban garb and holding a rocket launcher is meant to blame the US president for the messy situation that has developed in Afghanistan following the exit of the United States and its allies from the war-torn land. (Photo via social media)
The image with Joe Biden dressed in Taliban garb and holding a rocket launcher is meant to blame the US president for the messy situation that has developed in Afghanistan following the exit of the United States and its allies from the war-torn land. (Photo via social media)

‘Making Taliban great again’: Biden portrayed as terrorist on US billboards

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 12:30 PM IST
The sheer tempo of the Taliban takeover surprised many in the international community, and the aftermath reflected widespread domestic and global ramifications regarding human rights and concerns regarding the proliferation of terrorism.
Reports said the rocket might have hit the Chamtalah electric substation. (Photo of Kabul)(AFP)
Reports said the rocket might have hit the Chamtalah electric substation. (Photo of Kabul)(AFP)

Several rockets fell in Kabul, might have hit power plant: Reports

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 11:23 PM IST
Reports said the incident took place near a power plant in Khair Khana which is a residential suburb in the northwest of Kabul.
As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan once again after 20 years, experts believe that Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the terrorist group regime.(AFP)
As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan once again after 20 years, experts believe that Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the terrorist group regime.(AFP)

Taliban ban female employees from entering ministry of women

ANI | , Kabul
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 11:14 PM IST
"Four women were not allowed to enter the building", Sputnik quoted the employee as saying.
Over 550 people, including more than 260 Indians, were evacuated from Afghanistan by India. In picture - Spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs Arindam Bagchi.(Twitter/@ANI)
Over 550 people, including more than 260 Indians, were evacuated from Afghanistan by India. In picture - Spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs Arindam Bagchi.(Twitter/@ANI)

‘Difficult to say how people will be evacuated until Kabul airport resumes’: MEA

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 08:01 PM IST
“Until and unless ops resume at Kabul airport, it will be difficult to say how people will be evacuated. It will be easier once the operations resume," Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs, said. 
Kabul: Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.(AP)
Kabul: Taliban fighters patrol a market in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.(AP)

UN official meets Afghan minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, discusses humanitarian aid

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists is founder of the Haqqani network, which was designated as a terror group by the United States in 2012. Sirajuddin carries a bounty of USD 5 million on his head.
Taliban fighters pose for a picture in front of a bakery at a market area in Khenj district, Panjshir Province.(AFP)
Taliban fighters pose for a picture in front of a bakery at a market area in Khenj district, Panjshir Province.(AFP)

'Why do we risk...': Pakistan wants countries to recognise Taliban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • Pakistan’s national security adviser Moeed Yusuf said that the current approach would push the war-torn country towards an economic slump.
The latest video released by the Taliban shows Mullah Baradar reading out a statement quashing rumours of his death, illness, internal feud in the Cabinet.
The latest video released by the Taliban shows Mullah Baradar reading out a statement quashing rumours of his death, illness, internal feud in the Cabinet.

Where is Taliban's Mullah Baradar? What this interview clarifies

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 03:41 PM IST
There is no internal conflict among the members of the interim Cabinet of Afghanistan, Mullah Baradar can be seen reading out from a statement in the latest video released by the Taliban.
A man selling Taliban flags walks along a street in Kabul on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)
A man selling Taliban flags walks along a street in Kabul on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)

Frozen economy, confined rights: 10 changes in Afghanistan in 30 days of Taliban

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Afghanistan: A month after seizing Kabul, the Taliban face daunting problems as they seek to convert their lightning military victory into a durable government.
The presence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan was the primary reason behind the invasion of the country by the United States in 2001.
The presence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan was the primary reason behind the invasion of the country by the United States in 2001.

Al Qaeda regrouping in Afghanistan, says CIA

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Cohen said that American intelligence agencies are closely monitoring the situation.
Prime Minister will lead the Indian delegation at the 21st meeting of SCO council of heads of state and virtually join the summit of heads of state via video link. (File Photo / PTI)
Prime Minister will lead the Indian delegation at the 21st meeting of SCO council of heads of state and virtually join the summit of heads of state via video link. (File Photo / PTI)

PM Modi to address plenary session of SCO summit in Dushanbe

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 10:33 AM IST
The SCO summit will be attended by the leaders of the organisation's member states, observer states, secretary-general of the SCO, executive-director of the SCO regional anti-terrorist structure (RATS), president of Turkmenistan, and other invited guests.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founding members of the Taliban and once seen as the likely head of a Taliban government, had not been seen in public for some time.(REUTERS)
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founding members of the Taliban and once seen as the likely head of a Taliban government, had not been seen in public for some time.(REUTERS)

Taliban's Baradar says reports he was hurt in internal clash are false

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 06:38 AM IST
The brief clip showed him seated on a sofa next to an interviewer with an RTA state television microphone, apparently reading from a sheet of paper.
Mullah Baradar is the deputy prime minister of the interim Cabinet the Taliban announced and is also the co-founder of the Taliban.(Via REUTERS)
Mullah Baradar is the deputy prime minister of the interim Cabinet the Taliban announced and is also the co-founder of the Taliban.(Via REUTERS)

Taliban leader Mullah Baradar on Time's list of 100 most influential people

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:35 PM IST
As the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been listed as one of the world's top 100 influential people of 2021 by Time magazine.
Ashraf Ghani was supposed to remain in his post until a political negotiation was reached, Zalmay Khalilzad said. (via REUTERS)
Ashraf Ghani was supposed to remain in his post until a political negotiation was reached, Zalmay Khalilzad said. (via REUTERS)

US says it had a last-ditch deal with Taliban, but Ghani's escape derailed it

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Zalmay Khalilzad has said the US had managed a last-minute deal with the Taliban but Ashraf Ghani's ‘escape’ from the country derailed everything. 
The UNHCR said that it is scaling up its capacity to meet the increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.(AFP)
The UNHCR said that it is scaling up its capacity to meet the increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.(AFP)

736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India from Aug 1 to Sep 11: UNHCR

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 06:51 PM IST
The UN refugee agency said it is in constant dialogue with the government on matters pertaining to Afghan nationals, including issuance and extensions of visa, assistance, and solutions.
Planes are parked at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Planes are parked at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)

Iran resumes commercial flights to Afghanistan

AP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • Tehran has remained a critic of the Taliban and has routinely urged the formation of a government representing all Afghan groups.
Members of Afghanistan's national women football team arrive at the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) in Lahore.(AFP)
Members of Afghanistan's national women football team arrive at the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) in Lahore.(AFP)

Afghan female football players enter Pakistan after Taliban's return

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 03:32 PM IST
  • Pakistan’s information and broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhary said the Afghan players entered the country via the Torkham border.
Some of India's concerns aren't appropriate, neither are they plausible, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said. 
Some of India's concerns aren't appropriate, neither are they plausible, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said. 

'India's concern inappropriate': Taliban say nothing wrong in China's help

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 03:14 PM IST
China can take part in the construction of Afghanistan and provide assistance in other essential sectors, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said. 
Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)
Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)

Afghanistan on brink of collapse, Taliban fighters surviving on donation: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:30 AM IST
The United Nations said on Tuesday that four million Afghans are facing "a food emergency" and the majority live in rural areas where $36 million is urgently needed for the coming months to ensure the planting of winter wheat, feed for livestock, and cash assistance for vulnerable families.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that they did not expect Afghanistan to collapse and fall into the hands on Taliban in a matter of 11 days.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that they did not expect Afghanistan to collapse and fall into the hands on Taliban in a matter of 11 days.

Top Democrat joins Republicans to criticise Blinken on Afghanistan withdrawal

Bloomberg | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 11:33 PM IST
  • Robert Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the withdrawal “clearly and fatally flawed” and scorched US President Joe Biden and his team for failing to anticipate the Taliban’s speedy takeover of Afghanistan.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said European Union nations should provide assistance to Afghanistan's neighbours to help them “bear the burden” of Afghan migration.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said European Union nations should provide assistance to Afghanistan's neighbours to help them “bear the burden” of Afghan migration.

‘Don’t have capacity to handle new refugee influx': Turkey on Afghanistan crisis

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 10:13 PM IST
  • Turkey, which already hosts the world's largest refugee population, including 3.7 million Syrians, is concerned about a potential influx of refugees fleeing the Taliban regime.
A vendor selling Taliban flags stand next to the posters of Taliban leaders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Muttaqi (L) as he waits for customers along a street in Kabul, following the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (File photo / AFP)
A vendor selling Taliban flags stand next to the posters of Taliban leaders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Muttaqi (L) as he waits for customers along a street in Kabul, following the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (File photo / AFP)

Will coordinate with countries pledging humanitarian aid to Afghanistan: Taliban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Acting foreign minister of the Taliban ‘government ’ Amir Khan Muttaqi urged international organisations like Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank and donor countries to provide aid to Afghanistan and resume funding the unfinished projects.
Afghan women walk at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan September 10, 2021.(via Reuters)
Afghan women walk at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan September 10, 2021.(via Reuters)

Taliban to cut hands of thieves, reveals punishment for 'illegal intercourse'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2021 05:22 PM IST
  • The dreaded ministry was notorious for enforcing the Taliban’s harsh version of Sharia law, including a ban on women venture outside their house without a male companion.
Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh.(AFP)
Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh.(AFP)

Taliban deny reports of recovering $6.5 million, 18 gold bricks at Saleh's home

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban Cultural Commission, denied reports in an interview to Afghan daily Al-Itteza after a video went viral on social media which showed two suitcases stuffed with cash and gold bricks.
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