Afghanistan: News

07 Nov 2022


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


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


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


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.

18 Jul 2022


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


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.

22 Jun 2022


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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 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


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.

25 Sep 2021


Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

Leaders of the Quad countries, the US, India, Australia, and Japan, have denounced the use of "terrorist proxies" in South Asia, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, as they emphasized the importance of denying any support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.

24 Sep 2021


Strict punishments by amputation, execution to return: Taliban official

The Taliban is looking to bring back executions and amputations as forms of punishment in Afghanistan, one of the group's founders said in a recent interview.

24 Sep 2021


Biden-Modi meeting: Pakistan, Taliban likely to dominate talks

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United States President Joe Biden will hold their bilateral meeting on Friday, reports stated that Pakistan and its influence over the Taliban are likely to be key topics to be discussed.

24 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Harris brings up Pakistan's role in terrorism during Modi meet

United States Vice President Kamala Harris, in her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raised the issue of Pakistan's role in terrorism, sending out a positive message for India.

22 Sep 2021


Attackers strike Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan, five killed

Attackers struck Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group's takeover of the country in mid-August.

22 Sep 2021


Taliban requests to address UN; names Suhail Shaheen as envoy

The Taliban has reportedly sent a request letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, asking to address world leaders at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

22 Sep 2021


SAARC meet called off as Pakistan wanted Taliban participation

A meeting of Foreign Ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries has been canceled, reports said.

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.

19 Sep 2021


Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

Seconds before the United States carried out a drone strike on a suspected terror target in Kabul on August 29, the Central Intelligence Agency had warned of the presence of civilians, including children, around the target.

18 Sep 2021


'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed when it launched a drone strike against suspected ISIS terrorists in Kabul last month.

17 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to fight radicalization, saying it is a challenge to peace, security, and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan.

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.

15 Sep 2021


UNHCR: 736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India

A total of 736 Afghans were recorded for new registration from August 1 to September 11, the UNHCR said, adding that it is scaling up its capacity to meet increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.

15 Sep 2021


Afghan female footballers evade Taliban, reach Pakistan

Thirty-two women football players from Afghanistan, who were facing threats from the Taliban, have reached Pakistan along with their families after the government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them.

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