Dec 01, 2021 08:39 AM IST
The U.S. officials "expressed deep concern regarding allegations of human rights abuses and urged the Taliban to protect the rights of all Afghans, uphold and enforce its policy of general amnesty, and take additional steps to form an inclusive and representative government," the State Department said in a statement on Tuesday.
- Nov 30, 2021 04:18 PM IST
India is keen on ensuring that the aid reaches the intended beneficiaries without being diverted and wants the distribution of the relief materials through a credible international agency.
- Nov 25, 2021 04:04 PM IST
COP 26 climate summit, where concerns were raised about coal, could have happened on another planet. In the harsh winter of Kabul, coal keeps Afghans warm but many will not be able to afford it this season as the price is too steep for them
- Nov 23, 2021 08:47 PM IST
The Taliban administration in Afghanistan said: "Those dramas…or programmes in which women have acted, should not be aired." It added that female journalists on air should wear "Islamic hijab" without defining what that meant.
- Nov 23, 2021 09:44 AM IST
Imran Khan, who chaired the first Apex Committee meeting of the newly established Afghanistan Inter-ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC) in Islamabad, also took the opportunity to remind the international community of the collective responsibility to support Afghanistan to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
- Nov 22, 2021 05:12 PM IST
The instant camera has survived wars, invasions and a Taliban ban on photography but digital technology is a formidable foe. Haji Mirzaman, in his 70s, is among the last keepers of the ‘magic box’
- Nov 18, 2021 05:25 PM IST
The village of Nad-e-Ali in Helmand province was in the front line in the final days of the war between the Taliban and Western-backed government forces in Kabul. It was besieged for two months, until the Islamists took control of the country in mid-August. When its residents returned in September they found the village school riddled with gunfire, its roof blackened by smoke, and the children's swings reduced to twisted metal.
- Nov 18, 2021 12:21 PM IST
The war-ravaged country finds itself on the brink of a humanitarian disaster as foreign assets and monetary assistance remain frozen after the Taliban's return to power in August.
- Nov 17, 2021 01:48 PM IST
At a meeting of the India-France joint working group on counter-terrorism in Paris, the two sides condemned terrorism in all its forms including cross-border terrorist activities and vowed to stand together in the fight against the menace, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
- Nov 15, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Tolo News television quoted an unnamed security official confirming that the blast had taken place but saying there were no casualties.
- Nov 12, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Qari Hanif, the government spokesman for Nangarhar Province, said the bomb appeared to have been planted inside the mosque in the town of Traili, located in the mountainous Spin Ghar area outside the provincial capital Jalalabad.
- Nov 11, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The cool 1960s-style lines of the Ariana Cinema’s marquee stand out over a traffic-clogged roundabout in downtown Kabul. For decades, the historic cinema has entertained Afghans and borne witness to Afghanistan’s wars, hopes, and cultural shifts. Now the marquee is stripped of the posters of Bollywood movies and American action flicks that used to adorn it. The gates are closed. After recapturing power three months ago, the Taliban ordered the Ariana and other cinemas to stop operating.
- Nov 10, 2021 02:47 PM IST
- Nov 10, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Chairing the meet, Ajit Doval in his opening remarks said it is time to have close consultations, greater cooperation and coordination among the regional countries on the Afghan situation.
- Nov 10, 2021 09:13 AM IST
China has decided to skip 'Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan' citing "scheduling reasons"
- Nov 03, 2021 02:22 PM IST
The hardline Islamist Taliban movement, which stormed to power earlier this year after ousting the Western-backed government, has allowed all boys and younger girls back to class, but has not let girls attend secondary school.
- Nov 03, 2021 07:41 AM IST
"The economic situation and national interests in the country require that all Afghans use Afghan currency in their every trade," the group said in a statement shared with journalists by one of their spokesmen.
- Nov 02, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Photographs shared by residents showed a plume of smoke over the area of the blasts.
- Nov 01, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The drama in Mirbacha Kot is playing out across Afghanistan’s health sector since the Taliban takeover. With power changing hands overnight, health workers have had to contend with a difficult adjustment. The host of problems that preceded the Taliban’s rise were exacerbated.
- Nov 01, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Besides winning all its remaining games with stellar margins, India is also likely to find itself playing cheerleader in Afghanistan’s campaign against New Zealand
- Oct 31, 2021 07:54 PM IST
“In the last match, we were hurt too much, and that’s why I decided to retire,” Asghar, who has led Afghanistan in 115 matches, said wiping his tears.
- Oct 29, 2021 07:41 AM IST
The assistance will be provided directly to independent international and non-governmental humanitarian organisations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the World Health Organization (WHO), following extensive vetting and monitoring, Blinken said.
- Oct 29, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Reaffirming counterterrorism cooperation as an important pillar under the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, both sides pledged to further expand cooperation on law enforcement, information sharing, exchange of best practices, and strategic convergence on counterterrorism challenges, a joint statement said.
- Oct 28, 2021 09:43 AM IST
The Taliban takeover in August saw billions of dollars in central bank assets frozen and international financial institutions suspend access to funds, although humanitarian aid has continued.
- Oct 28, 2021 07:45 AM IST
"They (Indians) want to work with us on those issues, sharing intelligence, cooperating where we can," he said, adding that there is a tremendous convergence between US and Indian national interests right now.