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Will coordinate with countries pledging humanitarian aid to Afghanistan: Taliban

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.
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)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Taliban forms 33-member cabinet in Afghanistan: Full list

The 33-member list includes one of the FBI's most wanted men and ‘specially designated global terrorist’ Sirajuddin Haqqani. There are no women in the cabinet. The list produced here is not independently verified by hindustantimes.com.
Members of Taliban forces gather and look at the picture of their leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)
Members of Taliban forces gather and look at the picture of their leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Not considering to recognise Taliban as Afghanistan’s legitimate govt’: Japan

  • Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato said that any decision on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan will be made based on national interests and in cooperation with other nations, including the US.
Taliban has consistently assured that Afghan citizens under its rule should not feel scared and that women’s rights will be safeguarded as per the ‘Islamic law.’ (REUTERS/Stringer)
Taliban has consistently assured that Afghan citizens under its rule should not feel scared and that women’s rights will be safeguarded as per the ‘Islamic law.’ (REUTERS/Stringer)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Taliban has trumped the US in Afghanistan | Analysis

The deal will be packaged as a historic triumph of Islamist groups and jihadist outfits for decades to come.
Perhaps not in their wildest dreams had the American leadership over the past two decades expected this photo-op, where US Special Representative for Afghanistan, ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, sat at the same table, in front of the world, and shook hands with the Taliban, agreeing to a gradual withdrawal of US troops and their allies.(REUTERS)
Perhaps not in their wildest dreams had the American leadership over the past two decades expected this photo-op, where US Special Representative for Afghanistan, ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, sat at the same table, in front of the world, and shook hands with the Taliban, agreeing to a gradual withdrawal of US troops and their allies.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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By Kabir Taneja

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week

This week’s interesting reads includes the memoir of a popular stand-up comic, another on exploring Kabul, and one that looks at the policies the Indian economy needs to get back on track
This week’s reading list includes two very different memoirs and a book that looks at policymaking that could revive the Indian economy(HT Team)
This week’s reading list includes two very different memoirs and a book that looks at policymaking that could revive the Indian economy(HT Team)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

Afghan woman who took exam with baby on lap enrolled at private university

A picture of Afghan woman, Jahantap Ahmadi, posted on Facebook set her on a path to college. At age 25, with three children below 5 years of age, and a husband who can neither read nor write, Ahmadi had dreamed of going to college.
Jahantab Ahmadi, 25, seen sitting cross-legged on a classroom floor with her two-month-old baby asleep on her lap as she takes her university entrance exam in Daikundi in central Afghanistan on March 16.(AP Photo)
Jahantab Ahmadi, 25, seen sitting cross-legged on a classroom floor with her two-month-old baby asleep on her lap as she takes her university entrance exam in Daikundi in central Afghanistan on March 16.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 09:11 PM IST
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