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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
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
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.
13 Sep 2021Taliban
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.
12 Sep 2021Taliban
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."
11 Sep 2021Taliban
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
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
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
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
Pakistan has rejected reports that it was aiding the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, terming these as a "mischievous propaganda campaign."
10 Sep 2021India
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
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
Pakistan is planning to carry out bilateral trade with the Taliban using its own currency, the Pakistani rupee.
09 Sep 2021India
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."
09 Sep 2021Taliban
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.
09 Sep 2021Taliban
Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani
Ex-Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled to the UAE before the Taliban seized power last month, on Wednesday apologized to the people for leaving the country abruptly, saying he believed it was the "only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her six million people."
08 Sep 2021Taliban
CIA chief meets Ajit Doval in Delhi to discuss Afghanistan
National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval met with William Burns, the chief of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports said.
08 Sep 2021Pakistan News
Pakistan deports over 200 Afghan nationals
Pakistan has deported over 200 Afghan nationals, including women and children, after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, according to a media report on Wednesday.
08 Sep 2021India
India should not do business with the Taliban government: Yashwant
As the Taliban announced a caretaker Cabinet, former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said India cannot and should not do business with the government formed in Afghanistan.
08 Sep 2021Taliban
Who is Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan Minister and FBI's 'most wanted'?
Sirajuddin Haqqani, who has long featured on various terror lists and carries up to a $10 million bounty on his head, is the new Interior Minister of the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head 'acting' Taliban government
Weeks after overthrowing the government in Afghanistan, the Taliban has named Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund as the leader of the new government, spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid announced on Tuesday.
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.
07 Sep 2021Iran
What explains Taliban's invite to 6 countries for government ceremony?
As the Taliban is getting closer to announce Afghanistan's new government, the group has invited six countries to attend the government formation ceremony.
US faces pressure as NGOs say flights stranded in Afghanistan
United States President Joe Biden-led administration is facing increasing pressure as reports suggest nearly 1,000 people are currently stranded near an airport in northern Afghanistan.
07 Sep 2021Delhi
Seventy-eight Afghanistan evacuees released from ITBP quarantine center
Seventy-eight people including Afghan nationals, who were evacuated from Afghanistan after Kabul fell to the Taliban last month, were on Tuesday discharged from an ITBP facility in Delhi after they completed a 14-day quarantine rule in place to check the spread of coronavirus infection.
Six airplanes stuck at Afghanistan airport; 1,000 waiting to leave
About 1,000 people, including American citizens, have been stuck for days in Afghanistan, awaiting clearance for their flights to leave, Reuters reported citing an organizer.
06 Sep 2021India
SCO summit: Modi to discuss terrorism in Pakistan's presence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly focus on India's concern over terrorism in Afghanistan in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on September 16-17.
Taliban allegedly shoots pregnant Afghan policewoman in front of family
The Taliban shot dead a pregnant Afghan policewoman in front of her family, reports said, in a fresh instance of brutality against women by the terror group.
Taliban says Panjshir resistance chief commander Saleh Mohammed killed
Saleh Mohammed, the chief commander of the forces leading the anti-Taliban resistance from Panjshir, has been killed during clashes between the two groups.
05 Sep 2021Taliban
Very good probability of civil war in Afghanistan: US General
United States General Mark Milley has said that Afghanistan could see a civil war as the Taliban faces challenges from both outsides and within.
05 Sep 2021Taliban
Afghanistan: Over 700 from Taliban killed, claims Panjshir resistance
Over 700 fighters of the Taliban were killed by National Resistance Front in the Panjshir province of Afghanistan, the latter has announced.
04 Sep 2021Taliban
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.
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03 Sep 2021India
We've right to speak for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir: Taliban
Amid concerns in India that Afghan soil under the Taliban regime can be used for terrorist activities against it, the insurgent group has said it has the right to speak out in favor of Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir, though it does not have a policy of conducting "armed operations" against any country.
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.
No evidence that Pakistan was along with Taliban fighters: Pentagon
The Pentagon has said it has seen no evidence to corroborate reports that there were Pakistan nationals along with the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA
Two days after establishing the first diplomatic contact with the Taliban, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that it is too early to decide whether to give any recognition to the Taliban government.
China trying to take over Bagram Airfield base: Nikki Haley
The USA needs to closely watch China as it might try to take over Afghanistan's Bagram air force base following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and use Pakistan to get stronger against India, the USA's ex-envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said.
Taliban to name Hibatullah Akhundzada as government head; announcement soon
The Taliban has said that the discussions on forming a new government are finalized and a formal announcement of the same will be made soon.
01 Sep 2021Taliban
Taliban's talk with Panjshir resistance fails; Valley attacked
The negotiations between the Taliban and Panjshir leaders opposing them in Afghanistan have failed, Agence France-Presse reported.