Kabul: Women issues in Afghanistan have once again come into the spotlight, three months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. The biggest worry is education for girls and women, which seems to have come to a standstill due to Taliban’s rules and regulations. Go deeper: Twenty years of progress has seen an abrupt stop with the closure of schools and even universities. The Taliban’s

25 November 2021

Kabul: It’s happening… the worst what we had predicted for Afghanistan is slowly creeping up with the war-torn nation, three months after the Taliban took control of it. Khorasan branch of the ISIS (IS-K) has expanded its influence in Afghanistan and now seems to be present in all 34 provinces of the country. The concern was reiterated by the UN special envoy for

19 November 2021

The Taliban’s domestic power struggle in Kabul is growing to an unprecedented level with the Haqqani network leaders seemingly splitting the Kandahari southern leadership between the Taliban deputy prime minster Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Taliban defense minister Mullah Yaqub Mujahid. Go deeper: Haqqani leaders have brought the power struggle in the public sphere and have tried to embolden the Taliban’s founding leader son,

13 November 2021

Kabul: Well, a day after India hosted security czars of almost all Central Asian countries to discuss the fragile security situation of Afghanistan, Pakistan too held the Troika Plus meet on Afghanistan on Thursday with diplomats from the United States, Russia and China and even an official from the acting Taliban government. Islamabad warned the international community not to isolate the war-torn nation

11 November 2021

Kabul: Well, its yet another meet on the security situation on fragile Afghanistan, but here’s the caveat- it’s the first time that almost all Central Asian countries have come together on the same table to discuss the future of the war-torn country after Taliban’s takeover. Go deeper: The regional security summit hosted by India was attended by the national security advisers of seven other

10 November 2021

Kabul: Sirajuddin Haqqani, the acting Afghan Taliban interior minister and commander of the Haqqani network, has managed to bring the Pakistani Taliban and their government to the negotiating table and mediated a one-month ceasefire between both the parties.
Go deeper: This was revealed by Pakistani Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in a Twitter message. The Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman also confirmed

10 November 2021

Kabul: The Presidency announced on Saturday that President Ashraf Ghani had donated 40 million afghanis to address the situation of IDPs. President Ghani said that a camp will be set up to house the displaced and that all the necessary facilities, including electricity mosques and other facilities, will be provided. "I will help the IDPs with 40 million afghanis and all the activities will

14 August 2021

Kabul: Afghanistan is in serious danger of instability," said President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday in a televised message to the nation, adding that he will not allow the imposed war to hurt the people any more. "While I know you are worried about your present and your future, I assure you that my focus is on reducing further spreading instability, violence and displacement," Ghani

14 August 2021

Kabul: The United States and Qatar are reportedly finalizing a deal to temporarily house thousands of Afghans who helped the U.S. military and their families as conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan government continues to escalate. As many as 8,000 people from Afghanistan could be temporarily housed in Doha, Qatar, while awaiting decisions on their Special Immigration Visas (SIV) to the United States,

14 August 2021

Kabul: President Biden has just sent combat forces back into Afghanistan to evacuate American civilians at the embassy and Afghans who have assisted them in the war effort. U.S. Forces continue to provide security in Kabul, Afghanistan, at Hamid Karzai International Airport and at the U.S. Embassy, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby told reporters during a briefing on the U.S. mission. "These are

14 August 2021