Articles about Afghanistan Government

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund, likely new Afghanistan PM?

07 Sep 2021

Who is Mullah Hassan Akhund, likely new Afghanistan PM?

The Taliban may have finally zeroed in on the head of their upcoming government in Afghanistan, more than three weeks after taking over the country.

Taliban says it has 'completely captured' Panjshir Valley

06 Sep 2021

Taliban says it has 'completely captured' Panjshir Valley

The Taliban has gained full control of the Panjshir province, the last one to hold out against it, the group announced on Monday.

Afghanistan: Taliban says Panjshir has fallen; resistance leaders deny claim

04 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban says Panjshir has fallen; resistance leaders deny claim

Taliban sources on Friday said the group has captured the Panjshir Valley, the last province in Afghanistan to hold out against them.

Where does the Taliban get its money from?

03 Sep 2021

Where does the Taliban get its money from?

The Taliban is megarich.

Afghanistan: Taliban likely to announce its new government today

03 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban likely to announce its new government today

It's been over two weeks since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, and now it is reportedly set to unveil its new government after Friday afternoon prayers.

Afghanistan: Taliban seeks foreign aid, reveals expectations from other countries

26 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban seeks foreign aid, reveals expectations from other countries

It's been a week since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, returning to power after 20 years in the war-torn country.

Taliban fighters are abducting children, elderly in Andarab Valley: Saleh

24 Aug 2021

Taliban fighters are abducting children, elderly in Andarab Valley: Saleh

Taliban members are not allowing food and fuel to reach the Andarab Valley in the northern Baghlan province, Afghanistan's former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh said.

150 Indians were questioned by Taliban, have now reached airport

21 Aug 2021

150 Indians were questioned by Taliban, have now reached airport

Nearly 150 Indian nationals, who were said to have been "abducted" by the Taliban this morning, were actually taken to a police station in Kabul for questioning, top government sources confirmed to NDTV and News18.

Top Taliban leaders may be exempted from UN sanctions list

21 Aug 2021

Top Taliban leaders may be exempted from UN sanctions list

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Sirajuddin Haqqani, and 133 other leaders of the Taliban may soon be exempted from the United Nations' sanctions list on the terror group, News18 reported.

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

20 Aug 2021

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

Just last month, an internal US State Department document had warned top American officials about Afghanistan's potential fall to the Taliban.

These top Taliban leaders are now running Afghanistan

19 Aug 2021

These top Taliban leaders are now running Afghanistan

The Taliban shocked the world by sweeping across Afghanistan in a matter of days, bringing an end to the 20-year-long war and gaining power once again.

Taliban declares Afghanistan the 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' on I-Day

19 Aug 2021

Taliban declares Afghanistan the 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' on I-Day

The Taliban today officially declared the formation of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," on the occasion of the war-ravaged country's 102nd Independence Day.

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

18 Aug 2021

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

Swara Bhasker is not new to trolling.

Afghan military plane crashed in Uzbekistan amid crisis

16 Aug 2021

Afghan military plane crashed in Uzbekistan amid crisis

An Afghan military jet crashed in the neighboring Uzbekistan after being shot down by Uzbek defense forces late on Sunday.

Taliban set to form interim government in Afghanistan, reports say

15 Aug 2021

Taliban set to form interim government in Afghanistan, reports say

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is set to give up the post and an interim government, led by the Taliban, will be formed, reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Taliban has entered capital Kabul, reports say

15 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban has entered capital Kabul, reports say

The Taliban has entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul, and there seems to be little resistance from the country's security forces, reports said.

'Won't allow more deaths': Afghanistan President amid reports of resignation

14 Aug 2021

'Won't allow more deaths': Afghanistan President amid reports of resignation

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today said his government will prevent further violence and displacement in the country, that has been seeing deadly clashes as the Taliban advances.

As Taliban advances, it's forcing Afghan women to marry terrorists

14 Aug 2021

As Taliban advances, it's forcing Afghan women to marry terrorists

Amid reports of the Taliban gaining ground in Afghanistan, the terror group is now reportedly coercing Afghan women to marry its terrorists.

Afghanistan: Taliban races toward Kabul as more cities fall

14 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban races toward Kabul as more cities fall

The Taliban is now just 50 kilometers away from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as more cities fell to the insurgents in quick succession.

Afghanistan: Taliban captures Kandahar as clashes continue

13 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban captures Kandahar as clashes continue

The Taliban has captured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, marking the latest jolt to the country's government in a matter of days, officials confirmed on Friday.

India to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan on special flight today

10 Aug 2021

India to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan on special flight today

India has appealed to all its nationals living in and around Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif to leave the country on a special flight this evening.

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

28 Jul 2018

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: Officials

09 Jun 2018

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: Officials

At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a military base in western Afghanistan, hours before the group announced a ceasefire.

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

09 Jun 2018

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban has today announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against "foreign occupiers" would continue.

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban; operations against IS active

07 Jun 2018

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban; operations against IS active

Afghanistan government announced today a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan. However, operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

17 Mar 2018

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul today killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks.

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

13 Mar 2018

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on his unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday said that elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan Government.

Pakistani Government chopper crash-lands in Afghanistan; occupants held hostage

05 Aug 2016

Pakistani Government chopper crash-lands in Afghanistan; occupants held hostage

Six Pakistani engineers and a Russian engineer, traveling to Uzbekistan in a Russian MI-17, had to make a crash landing due to technical faults in Afghanistan's Logar area on 4th August, 2016.