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.
Considering its own interests and ideology, the Taliban will likely harbour both anti-Indian and anti-Pakistani outfits
The Pakistani military said its forces had responded to cross-border fire from militants, and that three of its soldiers were killed.
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.
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.
Acting Minister of Defence Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob told reporters at a news conference in Kabul that American drones have been entering Afghanistan via Pakistan.
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.
The consignments of medical aid were handed over to the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.