Afghanistan: News

16 Apr 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan declares emergency as incessant rainfall kill 49

Pakistan has declared a state of emergency after unusually heavy rainfall killed 49 people over the past three days.

07 Apr 2024


Gujarat University evicts 7 foreign students after namaz row

Gujarat University has issued an eviction notice to seven foreign students, instructing them to leave their hostel accommodations for overstaying.

23 Mar 2024


Moscow attack: Death toll rises to 115, 11 suspects arrested

The death toll in the Russia concert hall attack has climbed to 115.

20 Mar 2024

United Nations (UN)

Finland remains world's happiest country for 7th straight year 

The United Nations's World Happiness Report on Wednesday named Finland as the world's happiest country, marking its seventh year in a row at the top.

19 Mar 2024


Explained: Pakistan airstrikes in Afghanistan, deterioration of Islamabad-Taliban ties

Pakistan on Monday conducted two airstrikes in the provinces of Paktika and Khost in Afghanistan, increasing tensions between the two countries.

17 Mar 2024


Foreign students attacked at Gujarat University over namaz; 5 injured 

An unidentified mob assaulted foreign students at Gujarat University (GU) on Saturday for offering namaz in a hostel, according to NDTV.

01 Mar 2024


Belgian Malinois: Special Forces' top pick

Belgian Malinois are deemed the most intelligent canines due to their independence, problem-solving abilities, quick responsiveness, and adeptness at reading humans.

13 Feb 2024


Taliban shuts down '' LGBTQ+ Mastodon instance: What's next?

The Afghanistan government, now under Taliban control, has unexpectedly shut down the "" Mastodon instance, as reported by 404 Media.

Plane that crashed in Afghanishtan not Indian: Civil Aviation Ministry

A commercial aircraft crashed in Afghanistan's northeast Badakhshan province on Saturday night (local time), local media reported.

11 Jan 2024


Tremors in Delhi, neighboring states after 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan  

Delhi and nearby areas were hit by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon.

12 Dec 2023

Pakistan Army

Pakistan: Suicide bombing at army base leaves 23 dead

At least 23 people died in a suicide bombing attack at a Pakistan Army base in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, AFP reported.

Afghanistan permanently shuts down its Indian embassy over 'policy,' 'interests'

The Afghan Embassy officially announced its permanent closure in New Delhi on Friday over "persistent challenges from the Indian government."

12 Nov 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: 2.5 lakh Afghans flee amid crackdown on 'illegal migrants'

More than 2.5 lakh Afghan nationals were reportedly forced to leave Pakistan over the past few weeks after the government intensified its crackdown on foreign nationals, including migrants allegedly lacking proper documentation.

03 Nov 2023

Pakistan News

5 dead in bomb blast targeting police in Pakistan: Report

A bomb blast targeting police killed at least five people and injured 20 others in northwest Pakistan on Friday. According to reports, the blast took place in the country's Dera Ismail Khan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

30 Oct 2023

Pakistan Government

Pakistan to begin kicking out illegal immigrants from November 1

Pakistan has declared that it will start deporting undocumented immigrants, including 1.7 million Afghans, in phases from Wednesday (November 1), reported PTI.

15 Oct 2023


3.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Delhi, neighboring areas: Report

Delhi and several parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) felt strong tremors on Sunday afternoon after a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck around the Faridabad area, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.

08 Oct 2023

United Nations (UN)

Death toll in Afghanistan earthquake crosses 2,000: Report

The death toll from the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that jolted western Afghanistan on Saturday has gone up to 2,000, news agency Associated Press (AP) reported, quoting a Taliban government spokesperson on Sunday.

07 Oct 2023


Afghanistan: 14 dead, 78 injured after 6.3-magnitude earthquake

A massive 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked western Afghanistan on Saturday, resulting in 14 deaths and 78 injuries, the AFP reported, citing officials.

Afghan embassy in Delhi to shut down: Reports 

Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, has announced the closure of its embassy in Delhi due to a lack of cooperation from the Afghan and Indian governments, News18 reported.

26 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar engages with UN leaders, Guterres praises India's G20 presidency

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a series of meetings with top United Nations (UN) leadership in New York on Monday to discuss India's G20 Presidency, regional issues, and global challenges, PTI reported.

28 Aug 2023


Global outrage as Taliban bars female students from studying abroad 

Days after the Taliban government in Afghanistan allegedly stopped scores of female students from leaving the country to study in Dubai, global rights organizations and activists have expressed dismay over the move.

05 Aug 2023


Earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, J&K, parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China: Reports 

Strong earthquake tremors were reportedly felt by residents in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday night.

31 Jul 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Who is behind suicide bombing that killed 44

A suicide bomber attacked a political rally of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) in Bajaur district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, killing at least 44 people and injuring 200 others.

23 Jul 2023


5 interesting Afghani recipes you can easily try at home

Afghani food, often underrated worldwide, delights with its rich, fragrant flavors, and creamy textures influenced by its geographical location and historical trade routes.

16 Jul 2023

Vladimir Putin

Meet Andrei Troshev—veteran mercenary set to lead Russia's Wagner Group

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly proposed the name of veteran mercenary Andrei Troshev to head Wagner Group.

04 Jul 2023


Afghanistan: Taliban bans women's beauty salons in new decree

In a new verbal order, the Taliban has banned women's beauty salons in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and other provinces, Taliban Ministry of Vice and Virtue spokesperson Mohammad Akif Mahajar told TOLO News.

27 Jun 2023

South Korea

South Korea's new law makes every citizen a year younger

South Korea is finally about to join the international norm for counting age, leaving behind its traditional system, which counted newborns as one-year-olds.

08 Jun 2023


Afghanistan: Bomb explosion during Taliban governor's memorial kills another official

A bomb explosion killed a former Taliban police official, Safiullah Samim, in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, reported Associated Press.

26 Apr 2023


Taliban killed ISIS mastermind of 2021 Kabul airport bombing: US

The Taliban administration killed the alleged mastermind behind the suicide bombing at Kabul airport in August 2021, according to United States (US) officials.

22 Apr 2023


Taliban prohibits women from taking part in Eid celebrations 

In yet another harsh decision against women, the Taliban banned women from attending Eid celebrations in two provinces of Afghanistan— Baghlan and Takhar, ANI reported, quoting Khaama Press.

24 Mar 2023


Frank Hoogerbeets: The man who accurately predicted Turkey, Delhi-NCR earthquakes

No one knows what tomorrow has in store for us. However, it's probably safe to say the same isn't the case with Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch researcher whose earthquake predictions are coming true!

21 Mar 2023


6.6 magnitude quake in Afghanistan, tremors felt in North India 

Strong tremors, lasting for almost two minutes, jolted several states in North India after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Tuesday night. This was the third earthquake to hit Afghanistan in 48 hours.

16 Mar 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan now world's most terror-hit country: Global Terrorism Index

Pakistan has surpassed Afghanistan as the country with the highest number of terrorist attacks and deaths in South Asia, according to the annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report published by Institute for Economics and Peace.

14 Mar 2023


Taliban members to attend 4-day online crash course on India

The members of the Taliban government in Afghanistan will be attending the "India immersion" online course, which starts on Tuesday, reported Indian Express.

11 Mar 2023


Afghanistan: Blast at journalist award event kills 1, many injured

A bomb blast in northern Afghanistan on Saturday took the life of one person, while several others, including children, sustained injuries.

08 Mar 2023


India promises 20,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar

India will send 20,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar Port as humanitarian aid in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP).

19 Feb 2023


Telangana is India's 'Afghanistan,' CM KCR its Taliban: YS Sharmila

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Telangana Party (YSRTP) supremo YS Sharmila claimed on Sunday that Telangana was India's Afghanistan and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) was its Taliban.

16 Feb 2023


Everything to know about Gerard Butler-led explosive action thriller 'Kandahar' 

The year 2023 has the most diverse set of adrenaline-filled titles waiting for theatrical releases.

02 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

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 News

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


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


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


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


#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


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


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


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


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.