Articles about Afghanistan

How Taliban's foreign currency ban affects Afghanistan

03 Nov 2021

How Taliban's foreign currency ban affects Afghanistan

The Taliban has banned all foreign currency in Afghanistan and ordered its citizens to only use Afghan currency for trade.

Taliban government's continued non-recognition 'could become world's problem'

31 Oct 2021

Taliban government's continued non-recognition 'could become world's problem'

The Taliban on Saturday warned the United States that continued non-recognition of the Afghanistan government could become a problem for the world.

Dozens killed in blast at Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

15 Oct 2021

Dozens killed in blast at Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Multiple blasts rocked a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, reports said, marking yet another incidence of violence in the Taliban-ruled country.

Blackouts hit Kabul as Taliban fails to pay power suppliers

14 Oct 2021

Blackouts hit Kabul as Taliban fails to pay power suppliers

There were multiple power outages across the Afghan capital Kabul and several other provinces once again on Wednesday.

ISIS-K claims killing 300 Shia worshippers in Afghan mosque attack

09 Oct 2021

ISIS-K claims killing 300 Shia worshippers in Afghan mosque attack

The Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing inside a crowded mosque in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

Taliban says graduates of 2000-2020 useless; prefers religious studies

05 Oct 2021

Taliban says graduates of 2000-2020 useless; prefers religious studies

The Taliban on Monday said that its Afghanistan government would not recognize those who have graduated high school between 2000-2020, local reports said.

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

29 Sep 2021

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

The Taliban has reportedly written to India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), seeking the resumption of commercial flights between India and Afghanistan.

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Lashkar Gah

28 Sep 2021

Taliban issue no-shave order to barbers in Lashkar Gah

The Taliban on Monday banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah or Islamic law.

Will Taliban speak at UNGA? Here's what the UN says

25 Sep 2021

Will Taliban speak at UNGA? Here's what the UN says

The Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan, is unlikely to participate in the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, reports said.

Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

25 Sep 2021

Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

Leaders of the Quad countries, the US, India, Australia, and Japan, have denounced the use of "terrorist proxies" in South Asia, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, as they emphasized the importance of denying any support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.

Strict punishments by amputation, execution to return: Taliban official

24 Sep 2021

Strict punishments by amputation, execution to return: Taliban official

The Taliban is looking to bring back executions and amputations as forms of punishment in Afghanistan, one of the group's founders said in a recent interview.

Biden-Modi meeting: Pakistan, Taliban likely to dominate talks

24 Sep 2021

Biden-Modi meeting: Pakistan, Taliban likely to dominate talks

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United States President Joe Biden will hold their bilateral meeting on Friday, reports stated that Pakistan and its influence over the Taliban are likely to be key topics to be discussed.

Harris brings up Pakistan's role in terrorism during Modi meet

24 Sep 2021

Harris brings up Pakistan's role in terrorism during Modi meet

United States Vice President Kamala Harris, in her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raised the issue of Pakistan's role in terrorism, sending out a positive message for India.

Attackers strike Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, five killed

22 Sep 2021

Attackers strike Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, five killed

Attackers struck Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group's takeover of the country in mid-August.

Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

22 Sep 2021

Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

The Taliban has reportedly sent a request letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, asking to address world leaders at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

SAARC meet called off as Pakistan wanted Taliban participation

22 Sep 2021

SAARC meet called off as Pakistan wanted Taliban participation

A meeting of Foreign Ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries has been canceled, reports said.

No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

21 Sep 2021

No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

The Taliban on Tuesday announced another list of new names for the remaining Cabinet positions in its new government. However, no women made it to the list once again.

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

19 Sep 2021

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

The Taliban has asked many female employees in Kabul city to stay home, interim city mayor Hamdullah Namony said.

Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

19 Sep 2021

Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

Seconds before the United States carried out a drone strike on a suspected terror target in Kabul on August 29, the Central Intelligence Agency had warned of the presence of civilians, including children, around the target.

'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

18 Sep 2021

'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed when it launched a drone strike against suspected ISIS terrorists in Kabul last month.

PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

17 Sep 2021

PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to fight radicalization, saying it is a challenge to peace, security, and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan.

Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

15 Sep 2021

Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

Days after the formation of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, infighting has reportedly broken out within the extremist group, the BBC reported.

UNHCR: 736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India

15 Sep 2021

UNHCR: 736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India

A total of 736 Afghans were recorded for new registration from August 1 to September 11, the UNHCR said, adding that it is scaling up its capacity to meet increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.

Afghan female footballers evade Taliban, reach Pakistan

15 Sep 2021

Afghan female footballers evade Taliban, reach Pakistan

Thirty-two women football players from Afghanistan, who were facing threats from the Taliban, have reached Pakistan along with their families after the government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them.

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

14 Sep 2021

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Thousands of Afghans on Tuesday protested against the Taliban in Kandahar after residents were asked to vacate a residential army colony.

Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

14 Sep 2021

Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

The United States will be reassessing its relationship with Pakistan in the coming days, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Monday, noting that some of Pakistan's interests "are in conflict with ours."

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

14 Sep 2021

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

Once, Kabul's main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the government. On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been imprisoned.

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

13 Sep 2021

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

The United Nations human rights chief says that her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as well as instances in which officials in the previous government and their relatives were arbitrarily detained and later turned up dead.

Undated video shows Taliban celebrating after beheading Afghan soldier

12 Sep 2021

Undated video shows Taliban celebrating after beheading Afghan soldier

An undated video has emerged which shows the Taliban's fighters celebrating after reportedly beheading an Afghan soldier while yelling "God is Great."

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

12 Sep 2021

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

About 300 Afghan women wearing full-face veils staged a pro-Taliban protest at a university lecture theatre in Kabul Saturday.

Classified documents from Afghanistan transferred to Pakistan in three aircraft

11 Sep 2021

Classified documents from Afghanistan transferred to Pakistan in three aircraft

Pakistan now has access to crucial, classified data from Afghanistan as three of its planes—which had actually come with humanitarian aid for the neighboring country—returned with "bags full of documents" on Thursday, reported CNN-News18.

Pakistan rejects allegations it backed Taliban in Panjshir Valley

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan rejects allegations it backed Taliban in Panjshir Valley

Pakistan has rejected reports that it aided the Taliban's takeover in the Panjshir province.

Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

10 Sep 2021

Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

Afghanistan's former Vice President Amrullah Saleh's elder brother Rohullah Saleh was reportedly killed while he was leaving Panjshir for Kabul.

Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

10 Sep 2021

Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

Days after forming an all-male Cabinet in Afghanistan, the Taliban's misogyny was exposed once again when its spokesperson claimed that women shouldn't be ministers and they should only give birth.

Pakistan rejects reports of aiding Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan rejects reports of aiding Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley

Pakistan has rejected reports that it was aiding the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, terming these as a "mischievous propaganda campaign."

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

10 Sep 2021

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

Afghanistan is at the risk of a "total breakdown" of the economy if the international community does not immediately step in and infuse money into the country, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

Pakistan will use own currency for trade with Taliban: Report

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan will use own currency for trade with Taliban: Report

Pakistan is planning to carry out bilateral trade with the Taliban using its own currency, the Pakistani rupee.

After Taliban announces Cabinet, Afghan embassy in Delhi says 'illegitimate'

09 Sep 2021

After Taliban announces Cabinet, Afghan embassy in Delhi says 'illegitimate'

A day after the Taliban announced its Cabinet, Afghanistan's embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the "so-called Cabinet" as "illegitimate and unjustifiable."

My statement on Taliban deliberately distorted: Mehbooba Mufti

09 Sep 2021

My statement on Taliban deliberately distorted: Mehbooba Mufti

Stating that most countries claiming to uphold the Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that her statement on the Taliban is being deliberately distorted.