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  • US terminates designation of Afghanistan as major non-NATO ally Sep 24, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    US terminates designation of Afghanistan as major non-NATO ally

    The change in Afghanistan's status follows Biden's withdrawal of US troops from the country last year, ending nearly 20 years of war.

  • In Pics | How Afghani kids are undertaking backbreaking work at brick kilns Sep 22, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    In Pics | How Afghani kids are undertaking backbreaking work at brick kilns

    Already high, the number of children put to work in Afghanistan is growing, fueled by the collapse of the economy after the Taliban took over the country and the world cut off financial aid just over a year ago. A recent survey by 'Save the Children' estimated that half the country’s families have put children to work to keep food on the table as livelihoods crumbled.

  • Taliban’s Kashmir Policy | Will India’s diplomatic approach tip the scales in its favour? Sep 22, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Taliban’s Kashmir Policy | Will India’s diplomatic approach tip the scales in its favour?

    Considering its own interests and ideology, the Taliban will likely harbour both anti-Indian and anti-Pakistani outfits

  • Ukraine to dominate as world leaders gather at United Nations Sep 18, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    Ukraine to dominate as world leaders gather at United Nations

    Geopolitical divides, hardened by the seven-month-old war, are likely to be on full display as the United States and Western allies compete with Russia for diplomatic influence.

  • Afghanistan is the world's unhappiest country; a look at the top ten countries with most unhappiest people Sep 12, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Afghanistan is the world's unhappiest country; a look at the top ten countries with most unhappiest people

    According to Gallup’s Negative Experience Index, an American analytics and advisory company, a total of 80 percent Afghans are worried and disturbed, 74 percent in mental stresses induced by poverty and unemployment, while the condition of 61 percent of Afghans are defined as “sad.”

  • Biden honors 9/11 victims as shadow of Afghan war looms Sep 11, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Biden honors 9/11 victims as shadow of Afghan war looms

    White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Biden in his remarks Sunday will recognize the impact

  • Asia Cup 2022 | India end their campaign on high note after Kohli's century against Afghanistan Sep 09, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    Asia Cup 2022 | India end their campaign on high note after Kohli's century against Afghanistan

    Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on September 8.

  • Taliban: UAE firm to run flight services on Afghan airports Sep 08, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    Taliban: UAE firm to run flight services on Afghan airports

    The flight guidance services deal will also include equipping the facilities and training Afghan staff at the country's three major airports, including the one in the capital of Kabul, the Taliban said.

  • Pakistan says Taliban's allegations of allowing use of its airspace by US for drone attacks will be detrimental for bilateral ties Sep 05, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Pakistan says Taliban's allegations of allowing use of its airspace by US for drone attacks will be detrimental for bilateral ties

    Afghan Interim Defence Minister Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob last week alleged that Pakistan was allowing the US to operate drones from its soil against the war-torn country.

  • Afghanistan earthquake kills eight, more casualties feared Sep 05, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    Afghanistan earthquake kills eight, more casualties feared

    "Sunday night's earthquake has caused financial and human losses in Kunar province," Mawlavi Najibullah Hanif, Director of Information and Culture of Kunar and Governor's Spokesman, told Bakhtar News Agency, adding the number of casualties could increase.

  • Asia CUP: Spinners, Najibullah take Afghanistan to Super 4s Aug 31, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Asia CUP: Spinners, Najibullah take Afghanistan to Super 4s

    Afghanistan's star spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/16) and Rashid Khan (3/22) ran through a reckless Bangladesh batting line-up to restrict the opposition to 127.

  • Asia Cup: Bangladesh open campaign against high flying Afghanistan Aug 30, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    Asia Cup: Bangladesh open campaign against high flying Afghanistan

    Afghanistan pacers blew away the Sri Lankan batting in the opening game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be playing their tournament opener.

  • Afghanistan stuns Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in Asia Cup opener Aug 27, 2022 10:57 PM IST

    Afghanistan stuns Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in Asia Cup opener

    Sri Lanka was dismissed for 105 in the last over then Rahmanullah Gurbaz (40) and Hazratullah Zazai (37 not out) belted 83 runs in the powerplay to help Afghanistan reach 106-2 in 10.1 overs of its 100th Twenty20.

  • Hing adds special flavour to Indo-Afghan trade relations Aug 27, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    Hing adds special flavour to Indo-Afghan trade relations

    A 30-percent increase in the price of Hing, a commonly used spice imported from Afghanistan, is changing Indo-Afghan relationships, with efforts being made to cultivate the spice in the cold desert areas of India.

  • Asia Cup dark horses — Bangladesh and Afghanistan Aug 24, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Asia Cup dark horses — Bangladesh and Afghanistan

    India and Pakistan are expected to finish among the top two from Group A beating a qualifying team, while Sri Lanka should post at least one win and enter Super Four

  • US commits to Afghanistan asset talks despite frustration with Taliban: Sources Aug 22, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    US commits to Afghanistan asset talks despite frustration with Taliban: Sources

    The decision to pursue the initiative to help stabilize Afghanistan's collapsed economy underscores growing concern in Washington over a humanitarian crisis as the United Nations warns that nearly half the country's 40 million people face "acute hunger" as winter approaches.

  • India delivers fresh batch of medical supplies to Afghanistan Aug 21, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    India delivers fresh batch of medical supplies to Afghanistan

    The consignments of medical aid were handed over to the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul.

  • As Western sanctions continue, Taliban seeks to build bridges with India Aug 16, 2022 02:29 PM IST

    As Western sanctions continue, Taliban seeks to build bridges with India

    India has sent its diplomats and officials to its mission in Kabul to address issues relating to humanitarian assistance and to pursue development projects. The question Indian policy planners have to ponder is whether Kabul will remain conciliatory towards New Delhi.

  • Afghan girls sink into uncertain future as Taliban ban on school continues Aug 16, 2022 01:11 PM IST

    Afghan girls sink into uncertain future as Taliban ban on school continues

    For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women.

  • Afghanistan welcomes India's steps to upgrade diplomatic representation in Kabul Aug 14, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Afghanistan welcomes India's steps to upgrade diplomatic representation in Kabul

    In June, India re-established its diplomatic presence in Kabul by deploying a "technical team" in its embassy in the Afghan capital.

  • With Afghanistan in Their Grip, Taliban Roll Back the Clock Aug 13, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    With Afghanistan in Their Grip, Taliban Roll Back the Clock

    The Taliban’s initial pledge to open secondary schools for girls nationwide had been viewed by the international community as an important indicator of the Taliban government’s willingness to moderate. When the group’s top religious ideologues reneged on that promise in March, many Western donors halted plans to invest in long-term development programs

  • Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school Aug 13, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

    In the 20 years between the Taliban's two reigns, girls were allowed to go to school and women were able to work in all sectors -- though progress on women's rights in the deeply conservative country was largely limited to urban centres.

  • Team of Indian diplomats reached embassy in Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar Aug 12, 2022 10:59 PM IST

    Team of Indian diplomats reached embassy in Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar

    He said the Indian diplomats had left the embassy in Afghanistan in August last year due to the situation then, and a batch of diplomats has now gone back

  • In pics: Kabul airport a symbol of chaotic US exit from Afghanistan Aug 10, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    In pics: Kabul airport a symbol of chaotic US exit from Afghanistan

    Tens of thousands of Afghan men, women and children rushed to Kabul's airport a year ago in a desperate bid to flee the advancing Taliban, who seized power on August 15, 2021.

  • Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least 22 injured Aug 06, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least 22 injured

    The blast occurred in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet.

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