Monday, Sep 26, 2022


Afghanistan: 'Taliban Were Invited', Says Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said: 'Afghans have lost lives on all sides. . .The Afghan army has suffered. Afghan police have suffered, Taliban soldiers have suffered. An end to that can only come when Afghans get together.'

UN Political Chief Urges Taliban To Be Inclusive On Three-Day Visit To Afghanistan

Dec 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

'The progress that was made in this area must not be erased.', said The United Nations' Political Chief Rosemary DeCarlo in a statement while expressing concern over the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.

Taliban: Bomb Hits Mosque In Afghanistan, Wounds At Least 15

The Islamic State group has been waging a campaign of violence in Nangarhar Province, where shootings and bombings against Taliban fighters take place frequently.

Taliban welcomes International Conference on Afghanistan hosted by India

Nov 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"The Islamic Emirate welcomes the India meeting. We are trying to take solid steps in governance, and the world countries should not be worried of Afghanistan soil being used against anyone," said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Foreign Ministry.

Roadside Bombing Targets Taliban, Kills Afghan Civilians

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group is active in eastern Nangarhar province. Recently, IS has shown signs of expansion in Afghanistan, with attacks in the north, the south and the capital of Kabul.

15 October, 2021

Explosion Inside Afghanistan Mosque During Friday Congregation Prayers Leaves 37 Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.

08 October, 2021

Several Feared Dead As Powerful Explosion Takes Place Inside Afghanistan Mosque

Associated Press (AP)

The explosion has taken place inisde Shiite mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

06 October, 2021

Taliban Claim Arrest Of 4 IS Members

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the operation was carried out Tuesday night by special unit forces in the Pashai area of Pagham district in Kabul province.

28 September, 2021

'No Shave': Taliban's Diktat To Barbers In Afghanistan Province

Associated Press (AP)

The order in Helmand province was issued by the provincial Taliban government's vice and virtue department to barbers in Lashkar Gah.

25 September, 2021

Taliban Returns To Its Gruesome Past; Hangs Dead Body In Herat City Square

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban announced in the square that the four persons were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.

21 September, 2021

US Orders Investigation Into Kabul Drone Strike Which Mistakenly Killed Civilians

Associated Press (AP)

Discrepancies between the military's initial claims about the strike and findings on the ground led to the skepticism around it.


19 September, 2021

Taliban Warns Female Workers Of Kabul City To Stay Home

Associated Press (AP)

Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work. He says this includes skilled workers in the design and engineering departments as well as female attendants of public toilets for women.

19 September, 2021

Wary Of Taliban US Citizens Live In Hiding In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

The US citizens live furtive existence of hiding in houses for weeks, keeping the lights off at night, moving from place to place, and donning baggy clothing and burqas to avoid detection if they absolutely must venture out.

18 September, 2021

Taliban Replaces Women's Ministry With All Male 'Vice And Virtue Ministry'

Associated Press (AP)

The move is the latest to harken back to the Taliban's harsh 1990's rule that imposed strict restrictions on women.

12 September, 2021

Women Can Study In Afghanistan In Segregated Classrooms With Islamic Dress: Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan's new rulers formed an all-male government.

09 September, 2021

First Commercial Flight From Kabul To Fly Out Americans

Associated Press (AP)

The departure of a large group of Americans would also signal that U.S. officials have come to an arrangement with the new Taliban rulers.

09 September, 2021

Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

Associated Press (AP)

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.


08 September, 2021

Taliban Fired At Me But I Survived: A Young Protestor In Kabul

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook spoke to a young protestor in Kabul who narrated how the Taliban opened fire at the protestors and arrested thousands of men and women who were marching towards the Pakistani embassy at Karte Parwan

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz