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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 2021Afghanistan
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 2021White House
US in no rush to recognize Taliban government: White House
The United States is not in a rush to recognize the new interim government in Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, asserting that it is in talks with the Taliban to get Americans out of the strife-torn country.
09 Sep 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Afghanistan
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.
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.
07 Sep 2021Kabul
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).
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.
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.
06 Sep 2021Shiv Sena
BJP wants Akhtar to apologize for comparing RSS with Taliban
Security was beefed up outside the residence of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar in Mumbai on Monday after a Maharashtra BJP MLA demanded an apology from him over his remark where he allegedly compared the RSS with the Taliban, a police official said.
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.
06 Sep 2021Afghanistan Government
Taliban says it has 'completely captured' Panjshir Valley
The Taliban has gained full control of the Panjshir province, the last one to hold out against it, the group announced on Monday.
05 Sep 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Afghanistan
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 2021Afghanistan
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.
01 Sep 2021India
Taliban 'won't interfere in Kashmir'; seeks 'good ties' with India
The Taliban's Haqqani Network leader Anas Haqqani on Wednesday ensured that the Haqqanis have no intention to interfere in Kashmir.
01 Sep 2021Afghanistan
'Best decision': Joe Biden defends US withdrawal from Afghanistan
United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, saying it was in the national interest.
31 Aug 2021India
India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall
India's Ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met a representative of the Taliban in Doha on Tuesday.
Amin al-Haq, once a top Laden aide, returns to Afghanistan
Amin al-Haq, a top al-Qaeda member and a former aide of Osama bin Laden, is believed to have returned to his native Nangarhar province in the east of Afghanistan.
Pakistan Foreign Minister says Afghan government to be formed soon
Amidst uncertainty over the Taliban's hostile takeover in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that a government will be formed within days.
'Surrender or die': Taliban warns those who helped Western forces
Soon after the United States completed its troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Taliban has reportedly pinned warning letters on doors of those who helped the West in the country.
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.
Last US troops leave Afghanistan, ending 20-year war; Taliban celebrates
The last of US soldiers have left Afghanistan, finishing a complicated withdrawal and bringing an end to America's longest-running war.
30 Aug 2021Afghanistan
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.
30 Aug 2021India
Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat
The Taliban on Monday emphasized India's importance in the region and said that it would want good relations with India.