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  • 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

  • Taliban, Pakistani forces clash along border, casualties reported Sep 14, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Taliban, Pakistani forces clash along border, casualties reported

    The Pakistani military said its forces had responded to cross-border fire from militants, and that three of its soldiers were killed.

  • 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.

  • Taliban accuses Pakistan of allowing US drones to use its airspace Aug 29, 2022 06:57 AM IST

    Taliban accuses Pakistan of allowing US drones to use its airspace

    Acting Minister of Defence Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob told reporters at a news conference in Kabul that American drones have been entering Afghanistan via Pakistan.

  • 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.

  • 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 stronger than ever a year after takeover Aug 13, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Taliban stronger than ever a year after takeover

    The scenic valley, located in northeastern Afghanistan, was for decades a bastion of resistance against outside forces, and the birthplace of the National Resistance Front (NRF).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 110 Sikhs in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan desperately waiting to come to India: SGPC Aug 04, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    110 Sikhs in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan desperately waiting to come to India: SGPC

    Twenty-eight Afghan Sikhs, including 26 adults and two children, arrived in Delhi from Kabul on Wednesday as a part of the evacuation plan by the SGPC, the Indian World Forum and the central government.

  • Taliban say investigating US claim of killing al Qaeda leader Aug 04, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Taliban say investigating US claim of killing al Qaeda leader

    The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a balcony at his Kabul hideout on Sunday, U.S. officials said, in the biggest blow to the militants since Osama bin Laden was shot dead more than a decade ago.

  • Terrorism | Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s killing won’t halt al-Qaeda’s receding relevance Aug 03, 2022 09:50 AM IST

    Terrorism | Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s killing won’t halt al-Qaeda’s receding relevance

    India already had concerns over the Taliban sheltering Pakistan-headquartered anti-India terrorist elements on Afghan soil. Zawahiri’s hideout in Kabul reinforces that perception

  • Ayman al-Zawahiri read alone on balcony, a pattern-of-life intelligence CIA used to kill him: Report Aug 03, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Ayman al-Zawahiri read alone on balcony, a pattern-of-life intelligence CIA used to kill him: Report

    Zawahiri, who played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and later formed Al-Qaeda's regional affiliate in the Indian subcontinent, was killed in a US drone strike on Saturday evening.

  • Gujarat ATS conducts searches for drugs at Mundra port Jul 12, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    Gujarat ATS conducts searches for drugs at Mundra port

    A Gujarat ATS officer said they would wait for the operation to be completed before sharing any information “but it is confirmed that there is going to be a drugs seizure in Mundra"

  • United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say Jul 08, 2022 06:59 AM IST

    United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

    An agreement would help the Islamist militants ease their isolation from the outside world as they govern an impoverished country beset by drought, widespread hunger and economic crisis.

  • Afghanistan earthquake kills 950; toll seen likely to rise Jun 22, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Afghanistan earthquake kills 950; toll seen likely to rise

    The quake struck about 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Khost, near the Pakistani border, at a depth of 51 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

  • Military clears crew of plane that took flight as Afghans fell to their deaths Jun 14, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    Military clears crew of plane that took flight as Afghans fell to their deaths

    The Air Force has cleared the crew of a U.S. military C-17 cargo plane that took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last August with people hanging onto the wings, during the frenzied days of the Afghanistan evacuation.

  • India, Iran get back to Chabahar port, INSTC route eyeing renewed Russia trade Jun 09, 2022 08:03 PM IST

    India, Iran get back to Chabahar port, INSTC route eyeing renewed Russia trade

    The 7,200-km long International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is India's grand plan to cut short the time it takes for trade shipments to reach Russia, Europe and central Asian markets.

  • UAE’s entry into Afghanistan is good news for India Jun 07, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    UAE’s entry into Afghanistan is good news for India

    The UAE’s entry into Afghanistan is expected to increase in scope there, giving it a lever over the Taliban. For India, which has sent its high-level delegation to Kabul for talks, and which has forged a unique partnership with the UAE, this is only good news 

  • India has a set of interests when it comes to engaging with the Taliban regime: US Jun 07, 2022 06:57 AM IST

    India has a set of interests when it comes to engaging with the Taliban regime: US

    Last week, India sent a team led by a senior diplomat to Afghanistan last week to oversee the delivery of its humanitarian aid and meet with senior members of the Taliban regime.

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