Articles about Kabul

Blackouts hit Kabul as Taliban fails to pay power suppliers

14 Oct 2021

World
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.

Strict punishments by amputation, execution to return: Taliban official

24 Sep 2021

World
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.

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

19 Sep 2021

World
After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

The Taliban has asked many female employees in Kabul city to stay home, interim city mayor Hamdullah Namony said.

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

19 Sep 2021

World
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.

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

18 Sep 2021

World
'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.

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

14 Sep 2021

World
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.

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

14 Sep 2021

World
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.

Undated video shows Taliban celebrating after beheading Afghan soldier

12 Sep 2021

World
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."

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

12 Sep 2021

World
Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

About 300 Afghan women wearing full-face veils staged a pro-Taliban protest at a university lecture theatre in Kabul Saturday.

Classified documents from Afghanistan transferred to Pakistan in three aircraft

11 Sep 2021

World
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.

After Taliban announces Cabinet, Afghan embassy in Delhi says 'illegitimate'

09 Sep 2021

World
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."

Fled country to save 6mn lives in Kabul: Ashraf Ghani

09 Sep 2021

World
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."

Afghanistan: Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head 'acting' Taliban government

07 Sep 2021

World
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.

Kabul: Taliban arrests journalists as protesters chant 'death to Pakistan'

07 Sep 2021

World
Kabul: Taliban arrests journalists as protesters chant 'death to Pakistan'

The Taliban on Tuesday fired shots to disperse a rally in Kabul against Pakistan and its intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Six airplanes stuck at Afghanistan airport; 1,000 waiting to leave

06 Sep 2021

World
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.

Taliban allegedly shoots pregnant Afghan policewoman in front of family

06 Sep 2021

World
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.

Afghanistan: Over 700 from Taliban killed, claims Panjshir resistance

05 Sep 2021

World
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.

Afghanistan: Taliban says Panjshir has fallen; resistance leaders deny claim

04 Sep 2021

World
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.

Afghanistan: Taliban likely to announce its new government today

03 Sep 2021

World
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.

Taliban proclaim 'full independence' after US troops leave

31 Aug 2021

World
Taliban proclaim 'full independence' after US troops leave

The Taliban have proclaimed full independence for Afghanistan after the last US soldiers flew out following 20 years of war.

Blackhawks, Humvees, rifles, tanks: Taliban now has $85 billion-worth arms

30 Aug 2021

World
Blackhawks, Humvees, rifles, tanks: Taliban now has $85 billion-worth arms

After the United States' pull-out from Afghanistan, the Taliban has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

Rockets fired at Kabul airport, after US strikes car bomb

30 Aug 2021

World
Rockets fired at Kabul airport, after US strikes car bomb

Several rockets were fired at the Kabul airport on Monday, according to witnesses and security sources cited by news agency AFP.

Rocket strikes house near Kabul airport hours after Biden's warning

29 Aug 2021

World
Rocket strikes house near Kabul airport hours after Biden's warning

Hours after US President Joe Biden warned of the possibility of another terror attack at Kabul's international airport, a rocket reportedly struck a house nearby the airport, killing six, including a child.

'No one has entered Panjshir'; Afghan resistance rejects Taliban's claims

29 Aug 2021

World
'No one has entered Panjshir'; Afghan resistance rejects Taliban's claims

The supporters of resistance leader Ahmad Massoud refuted the Taliban's claim of entering the Panjshir province from various directions.

Another attack at Kabul airport likely in 24-36 hours: US

29 Aug 2021

World
Another attack at Kabul airport likely in 24-36 hours: US

After Thursday's dastardly attack at the Kabul airport, the United States has warned of another "specific and credible threat" at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

UP man recalls tense moments before evacuation from Kabul airport

28 Aug 2021

India
UP man recalls tense moments before evacuation from Kabul airport

Returning from Afghanistan, a man from the Bansdih area in Ballia thanked the Centre for his safe return and said the memories of Kabul still haunt him.

US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

28 Aug 2021

World
US carries out drone strike on ISIS-K after Kabul blasts

The United States military said on Friday it has carried out a drone strike against a "planner" of the Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the group which has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Afghan capital Kabul.

Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

27 Aug 2021

World
Who are ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul blasts?

Two explosions struck the heart of Kabul on Thursday, killing dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 US service members.

India deflects question on recognition to Taliban after Afghanistan takeover

27 Aug 2021

India
India deflects question on recognition to Taliban after Afghanistan takeover

The central government on Friday said that currently there was no clarity on the formation of a government in Afghanistan since the Taliban's takeover.

Afghan Sikhs, Hindus fear delayed evacuation after Kabul airport blast

27 Aug 2021

World
Afghan Sikhs, Hindus fear delayed evacuation after Kabul airport blast

After Thursday's tragic bombing at the Kabul airport, the fate of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus waiting to be evacuated remains uncertain.

Kabul airport blast: IS kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

27 Aug 2021

World
Kabul airport blast: IS kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

The fatal explosion at the Kabul airport on Thursday managed to kill at least 60 Afghans and 13 United States troops.

Explosion outside Kabul airport; 13 killed, including children, says Taliban

26 Aug 2021

World
Explosion outside Kabul airport; 13 killed, including children, says Taliban

Over a week after the Taliban overthrew the government in Afghanistan, an explosion occurred outside the Kabul airport, the United States military confirmed on Thursday.

All-party meeting: MEA Jaishankar says Afghanistan situation 'critical'; evacuation priority

26 Aug 2021

India
All-party meeting: MEA Jaishankar says Afghanistan situation 'critical'; evacuation priority

At the all-party meeting convened by the Centre on Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar said the situation there is "extremely critical" after the Taliban captured power on August 15.

Afghanistan: 'High terror threat' at Kabul airport, say US, allies

26 Aug 2021

World
Afghanistan: 'High terror threat' at Kabul airport, say US, allies

Western countries on Thursday issued a "high terror threat" at the Kabul airport, warning their citizens to leave the surrounding area.

Afghanistan: TOLOnews reporter denies reports he was killed by Taliban

26 Aug 2021

World
Afghanistan: TOLOnews reporter denies reports he was killed by Taliban

Shortly after reports emerged that a TOLOnews reporter was killed by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, the journalist clarified that he had only been thrashed and was alive.

Taliban have strengthened access and control around Kabul airport: Pentagon

26 Aug 2021

World
Taliban have strengthened access and control around Kabul airport: Pentagon

The Taliban have strengthened their measures of access and control around the Kabul airport, the Pentagon has said.

Afghanistan: Taliban seeks foreign aid, reveals expectations from other countries

26 Aug 2021

World
Afghanistan: Taliban seeks foreign aid, reveals expectations from other countries

It's been a week since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, returning to power after 20 years in the war-torn country.

Pakistan serving as Taliban's support base: Afghanistan's acting President

25 Aug 2021

World
Pakistan serving as Taliban's support base: Afghanistan's acting President

Afghanistan's former Vice President Amrullah Saleh slammed Pakistan for providing "service" and "aid" to the Taliban.

Afghanistan's first non-Muslim woman MP expresses grief over leaving country

25 Aug 2021

World
Afghanistan's first non-Muslim woman MP expresses grief over leaving country

Afghanistan's first non-Muslim woman MP Anarkali Kaur Honaryar never thought she would have to leave her country. But as the Taliban swept into Kabul, she had to take flight, not getting a chance to even collect a handful of the soil as a memory of her motherland.

Afghanistan crisis: 16 of 78 new evacuees test COVID-19 positive

25 Aug 2021

India
Afghanistan crisis: 16 of 78 new evacuees test COVID-19 positive

Sixteen of the 78 evacuees from Afghanistan, who had landed in India on Tuesday, have tested positive for the coronavirus, reports say.

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