Afghanistan risk isolation since the country's Taliban takeover in August, with Cricket Australia threatening not to host them for a one-off test in Hobart next month if the new government in Kabul did not allow women to play the sport.
Published on Oct 10, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Senior Taliban officials and US representatives are to meet Saturday and Sunday in Doha, the capital of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.
Published on Oct 09, 2021 03:44 PM IST
AP | , Islamabad
The US also wants to press the Taliban to observe the rights of women and girls, many of whom have been barred from returning to jobs and schools, and of Afghans at large.
Published on Oct 09, 2021 06:09 AM IST
The development hints at aggravating sectarian violence in Afghanistan as the extremist Islamic State group, bitter rivals of the Taliban, has time and again targeted the Shiite population to stir up unrest in the Sunni-majority nation.
Published on Oct 09, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- If the death toll claimed by the deputy police chief for Kunduz province is confirmed, it would be the highest since the US and NATO troops completely pulled out from the war-torn country.
Published on Oct 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST
- US-Pakistan talks were centered around the recognition of the Taliban government in Kabul, international sanctions on Afghanistan, access to Afghanistan and counter-terrorism cooperation.
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 06:27 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Published on Oct 08, 2021 12:56 AM IST
The UN health body has warned that nearly 1.6 million doses of vaccine could expire if not used quickly, Afghan local media reported.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 11:47 PM IST
ANI | , Kabul
- The man asked for his children to be evacuated as the US military conducted one of the largest airlifts in history, but they were left behind.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 11:13 PM IST
“I don't think we should give any assistance to Pakistan at all. I think Pakistan has had it both ways for way too long. I think Pakistan should be confronted with its behavior over the years that has actually resulted, I think, in large measure in this outcome,” McMaster said.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Published on Oct 06, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Anas Haqqani is part of jihad group Haqqani network and two of its members, Sirajuddin Haqqani, deputy leader of Taliban, and Khalil Haqqani, the Taliban emissary, carry USD 15 million in reward on their head.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 12:25 PM IST
While Baradar is now understood to be living in Kabul Palace, his backer and defence minister Mullah Yaqoob, son of Mullah Omar, is still in Kandahar. Sirajuddin Haqqani still stays in shadows and remains off and on in Kabul.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 10:52 AM IST
By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Since the Taliban takeover, many Afghans fear harsh punishments to return, in accordance with the hardline ideology the group practices. During their rules in 1990s, punishments included hand amputations and executions of murderers with a single bullet to the head.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 10:16 AM IST
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The appointments are the latest indication the Taliban government has no intention of heeding conditions from the international community that formal recognition of their rule would depend on their treatment of women and minority groups.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 09:36 AM IST
The Indian side is also expected to raise its security-relations concerns on Afghanistan, including the risk of Afghan soil being used for terror attacks, during the US deputy secretary’s visit to India.
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 04:19 AM IST
Puneet Singh Chandhok, head of the Indian World Forum, who has played a role in facilitating the evacuation of members of Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh minorities, tweeted that armed men had entered the gurdwara and “vandalised” it.
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 04:14 AM IST
Turkey, in sharp contrast to Pakistan and Qatar, has adopted a more nuanced position on Afghanistan’s Taliban cabinet.
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 05:49 AM IST
By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The issuance of passports and national identity cards were halted after the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15, hampering the plans of many Afghan citizens to flee the war-torn country.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 04:43 PM IST
After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August, the fundamentalist group's leaders tried to assure Afghans that they will not attack those who supported the previous western-backed government.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 12:37 PM IST
According to a report in Khamma Press, local residents have confirmed the shooting of lights and heavy weapons in the area.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 08:25 AM IST
ANI | , Kabul
The Taliban overran Kabul seven weeks ago and have set up an interim Afghan government, but still face attacks from the regional branch of the Islamic State.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 04:45 AM IST
Agencies | , Kabul
By winning the country after two decades of war with the Aug. 15 seizure of Kabul, the Taliban also inherited a city marked by lawlessness.
Published on Oct 04, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Contradictory reports emerged from the explosion outside a mosque, with local media saying as many as eight were killed.
Published on Oct 04, 2021 05:01 AM IST
Agencies | , Kabul
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that one of the early signs of Afghanistan heading for a “socio-economic collapse” is the all-male interim government announced by the Taliban that is “neither inclusive nor representative.”
Published on Oct 03, 2021 11:42 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The crowd, exclusively of men and boys, gathered at an open air rally outside Kabul support for the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Published on Oct 03, 2021 02:47 PM IST
AFP | , Kabul
The international community, including India, have put the onus of the recognition of the Taliban regime on Doha deal makers as the entire agreement is shrouded in secrecy.
Published on Oct 03, 2021 01:36 PM IST
By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
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Published on Oct 02, 2021 08:59 PM IST
The announcement is significant at a time when the Taliban and Tajikistan are openly engaging in a battle of words as Tajikistan is demanding more representation of ethnic Tajiks in the Afghanistan government.
Published on Oct 02, 2021 08:12 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
Without giving away exact numbers, Taliban spokesperson has said that a number of Islamic State militants were killed and arrested during a raid at an IS hideout in Charikar city of Parwan province.
Published on Oct 01, 2021 11:16 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi