Afghanistan: News

02 Feb 2023

Pakistan

Peshawar mosque blast could be an inside job, probe underway

The suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday could be an inside job, reports say looking at how the bomber managed to bypass the security check.

31 Jan 2023

Pakistan

Peshawar mosque blast: Death toll reaches 100, TTP claims responsibility

The death toll from a suspected suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city on Monday has risen to at least 100 on Tuesday, CNN reported.

22 Jan 2023

Earthquake

Uttarakhand: 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Pithoragarh

During the wee hours of Sunday, Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh was rocked by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake.

18 Jan 2023

Taliban

Afghanistan: Taliban publicly chop off hands of 4 convicts

Controversial public punishments including amputations have come to the limelight again in Afghanistan as the Taliban punished more convicts.

16 Jan 2023

Taliban

Mada 9, unveiled by Taliban, is Afghanistan's first indigenously-built supercar

Taliban has unveiled Afghanistan's first indigenously built supercar called the Mada 9. The vehicle was under development for five years and was built by a company called ENTOP.

08 Jan 2023

Netflix

#NewsBytesRecommends: 'The Breadwinner' on Netflix—story of courage against human horrors

The 2017 animated film The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis' namesake best-selling novel, packs a punch in ways more than one.

08 Jan 2023

Taliban

Big mouth loser: Taliban on Prince Harry's 'killed 25' remark

After Price Harry claimed that he had killed 25 people in Afghanistan during his time in the military, the Taliban publicly criticized the Duke of Sussex and called him a "big mouth loser."

06 Jan 2023

Earthquake

As tremors jolt Afghanistan, here's how to survive an earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Afghanistan on the late evening of January 5.

01 Jan 2023

Explosion

Kabul: Explosion outside military airport, multiple casualties feared

Several people died in an explosion outside a military airfield in Afghanistan's Kabul on Sunday, AFP reported citing government officials.

21 Dec 2022

Taliban

Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from university education

The higher education ministry of Afghanistan said that female students wouldn't be allowed in any of the country's universities until further notice.

07 Nov 2022

Taliban

Taliban reveals founder Mullah Omar's burial place 9yrs after death

The Taliban on Sunday disclosed its founder Mullah Omar's final resting place, which was kept secret for over nine years since his death in 2013, reported AFP.

21 Oct 2022

United Kingdom

After months of separation, Afghan brothers reunite in London

Family reunions are not only emotional but also help you find inner peace.

200 kg heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore seized near Kochi

A whopping 200 kg of Afghan heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore was caught near Kochi in Kerala on Thursday while it was being trafficked to India and Sri Lanka in an Iranian boat.

30 Sep 2022

Taliban

19 dead after explosion rocks Kabul education center, several injured

An explosion by a suicide bomber at the Kaaj education center claimed the lives of at least 19 people and injured dozens in Dasht-e-Barchi of west Kabul in Afghanistan.

07 Aug 2022

Taliban

Afghanistan: Another blast kills 8, injures over 20 in Kabul

A bomb explosion on a busy shopping street in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday killed a eight and wounded 22 others, as per hospital officials and witnesses.

06 Aug 2022

Taliban

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul kills 8, IS claims responsibility

The militant group Islamic State (IS) has reportedly taken responsibility for a fatal blast in a Shi'ite residential area of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday.

04 Aug 2022

Taliban

Pakistan or Taliban: Who aided US in killing Ayman al-Zawahiri?

A key figure behind the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a special R9X Hellfire missile in Kabul on Sunday, the US announced.

02 Aug 2022

Taliban

What is Hellfire R9X, a warhead-less missile that killed al-Zawahiri?

Terror outfit al-Qaeda's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike on Sunday, US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.

02 Aug 2022

Taliban

Who was al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda chief killed in US drone strike?

The United States has killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike—carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency—in Kabul on Sunday.

18 Jul 2022

Taliban

Taliban tell women officers to send male relatives as replacements

Almost a year after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, women officials have reportedly been asked to stay at home and send their male relatives as replacements.

27 Jun 2022

Asia

Ukraine war could increase production of illegal drugs, says UN

The United Nations issued a warning on Monday that the Russia-Ukraine war could enable illicit drug manufacturing to thrive, while noting the future of the opium market is dependent on the situation in Afghanistan.

24 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

#NewsBytesExplainer: How dangerous is poliovirus found in London sewage

Health authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) said a national incident of recurrent poliovirus was reported in London sewage.

22 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

280 killed as powerful quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Afghanistan

At least 280 people were killed as a powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan early on Wednesday, BBC reported.

18 Jun 2022

Taliban

Kabul: Multiple blasts in gurdwara after gunmen kill guard

At least two explosions were reported from a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday.

17 Jun 2022

Iraq

UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

The British government approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on Friday to stand trial for the publication of secret files related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

First time since Taliban takeover, Indian delegation visits Kabul

In a first since the Taliban's capture of power in Afghanistan, a high-level Indian delegation headed by a senior diplomat is currently on a visit to Kabul to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the country.

22 May 2022

Taliban

Afghan women TV hosts cover faces after Taliban's diktat

Female news anchors on Afghanistan's biggest TV channels went on air with their faces covered, a day after defying a Taliban directive to hide their presence on the broadcast.

19 Apr 2022

Taliban

Afghanistan: Three bomb blasts at Kabul boys' school; 6 killed

Three bomb blasts at a boys' school in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, on Tuesday killed six people, including students, and injured many.

11 Jan 2022

UNICEF

Afghanistan crisis: US to donate $308 million, COVID-19 vaccines

The United States aims to provide an additional $308 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, said the White House in a statement on Tuesday.

27 Dec 2021

Taliban

Afghanistan's election commissions dissolved; Taliban says 'no need'

The Taliban has disbanded Afghanistan's two electoral commissions as well as the state departments of peace and parliamentarian affairs, an official said on Sunday.

Pakistan joined America's 'War on Terror' for dollars: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed sorrow for his country's choice to join America's 20-year-long 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan.

03 Nov 2021

Taliban

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.

31 Oct 2021

Taliban

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.

15 Oct 2021

Taliban

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.

14 Oct 2021

Taliban

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.

09 Oct 2021

Taliban

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.

05 Oct 2021

Taliban

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.

29 Sep 2021

India

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.

28 Sep 2021

Taliban

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.

25 Sep 2021

Taliban

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.

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