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23 Aug 2021Taliban
Afghanistan: 146 evacuees reach India today via various flights
At least 146 people evacuated from Afghanistan reportedly reached India on Monday via various flights.
Afghanistan: UK Defence Ministry claims 7 died near Kabul airport
The United Kingdom's Defence Ministry Sunday said seven people died near the Kabul airport amid the chaos following the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan.
US President Biden briefed on potential IS threat in Afghanistan
United States President Joe Biden was on Saturday briefed by his national security team on a potential Islamic State (IS) threat in Afghanistan, the White House said.
Afghanistan: Week after Kabul fell, anti-Taliban forces retake 3 districts
Anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan have reportedly retaken three districts in the northern province of Baghlan.
Afghanistan: IAF evacuates 168 from Kabul; flight reaches Delhi
Amid a chaotic situation in Afghanistan, India evacuated 168 individuals from Kabul via a special repatriation flight.
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
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.
150 people, including Indians, captured in Kabul; Taliban denies
Nearly 150 people, many of whom are believed to be Indian citizens, have been abducted by Taliban fighters from outside the Kabul international airport in Afghanistan, the local media reported.
'Sheru' Stanikzai of Taliban: Indian Army veterans remember 1982 batchmate
He was once a 20-year-old lad, training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in the hilly city of Dehradun. He was not very religious and enjoyed weekend hikes and riverside trips.
Afghan man deported from Nagpur has joined Taliban
An Afghan national, who was deported to Afghanistan from Nagpur in June this year after he was found staying in Nagpur illegally, has apparently joined the Taliban, and his picture holding a rifle has surfaced on social media, a senior police official said.
'Want cheaper petrol? Go to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan,' says BJP leader
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has sparked controversy after telling a journalist to "go to Taliban" for being questioned over rising fuel prices.
20 Aug 2021India
Taliban searched closed Indian Consulates in Afghanistan, took parked cars
The Taliban visited Indian Consulates in two cities of Afghanistan on Wednesday, looked for documents and took away parked cars, NDTV reported citing government sources.
20 Aug 2021Sports
Afghan footballer Zaki Anwari dies after falling from US plane
In a disturbing piece of news, an Afghan national team football player died after falling from a US military plane at the Kabul airport on Monday.
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
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.
Afghanistan: Firings reported at Kabul airport, I-Day rally in Asadabad
Continuous gunshots were heard from the Kabul airport as Afghans continued to gather outside its gate in hopes of fleeing the country.
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.
Afghanistan: Women throw babies over fence to 'safety' fearing Taliban
Amid desperate attempts by Afghans to flee the country as the Taliban takes charge, women have reportedly been throwing their babies over barbed fences, asking troops to catch them and take them to safety.
Remembering some noteworthy films that were shot in Afghanistan
Before the Taliban took over Afghanistan recently, the country's beautiful landscape was captured by many filmmakers in their outings.
UN relocates about 100 personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan
The United Nations has moved about 100 of its personnel from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan in view of the security and other constraints in Kabul and they will return to the country as conditions permit, according to the spokesman of the UN chief.
Ghani shares video, says he would've been hanged in Afghanistan
Former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said he supports the ongoing talks between the Taliban and former government officials.
Taliban kills woman over burqa after promising to honor rights
On the day the Taliban promised to uphold women's rights, a woman was reportedly killed by the group in Afghanistan's Takhar province.
Ex-Afghan President Karzai meets Taliban leader; talks to form government
Taliban's Haqqani Network leader Anas Haqqani has reportedly met former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for talks in a bid to form a government in the country.
#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'
Swara Bhasker is not new to trolling.
Taliban agree to allow 'safe passage' to civilians: White House
The Taliban have agreed to allow "safe passage" from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a US-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.
Afghanistan: Human remains found in US military flight from Kabul
The US Air Force said on Tuesday that human remains were found in the wheel well of a C-17 aircraft that flew out of the Afghan capital Kabul amid chaos in the war-torn country.
17 Aug 2021India
Taliban 'assures safety' of stranded Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan
After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban has apparently assured the safety of the Hindus and Sikhs stranded in the country.
America's strength is destruction, not construction: China on Afghanistan crisis
China on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at the United States, blaming it for the chaos that engulfed Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in the country.
Modi chairs Cabinet meet on Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sat down to chair a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) over the troubling developments in Afghanistan.
'Waiting to be killed': Afghanistan's women fear as Taliban returns
Women across Afghanistan are anxious about whether and how they would survive the Taliban takeover of the country.
'Kabul Express' director Kabir Khan recalls Taliban giving 'death threats'
The Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan has left many worried and helpless.
Will never forgive US for this, says Afghanistan war veteran
Former CIA analyst and Afghanistan war veteran Matt Zeller has criticized the United States for its actions in Afghanistan, which witnessed a takeover by the Taliban over the weekend.
'Will never bow to Taliban,' says former Afghan Vice-President Saleh
Amrullah Saleh, the former Vice-President of Afghanistan, said he will never bow down to the Taliban, while also accusing Pakistan of siding with the terror group.
Who is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, likely new Afghanistan President?
The Taliban took over Afghanistan once again, declaring an end to the 20-year-long war in the country.
Afghan students in Karnataka worried about their future and family
Many Afghan students who are studying in Bengaluru and Dharwad are worried following the Taliban asserting control over their home country.
India announces new category of visa for Afghans
The Home Ministry on Tuesday announced a new category of visas to fast-track applications of Afghans who want to come to India in view of the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.
Stand by decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden said on Monday that he stands "squarely behind his decision" to withdraw the American troops from Afghanistan as he blamed the Afghan leadership for giving in to the Taliban without any fight.
17 Aug 2021India
Afghanistan crisis: India evacuates staff from embassy in Kabul
India will immediately evacuate its ambassador to Afghanistan, Rudrendra Tandon, and other embassy staff members, an official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said this morning.
16 Aug 2021India
Willing to develop friendly relations with Taliban, says China
As the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan, China on Monday said that it is willing to develop "friendly relations" with the country.
16 Aug 2021Taliban
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.