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Afghan Protestors Including Women Throng Kabul Streets Chanting ‘Death To Pakistan’

Sep 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The protestors claimed that Pakistani jets conducted airstrikes in Panjshir province.

US-Built Databases A Potential Tool Of Taliban Repression

Sep 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Afghan Personnel and Pay System has data on more than 700,000 security forces members dating back 40 years, said a senior security official from the fallen government.


Could The Taliban Form An Alliance With Mexico's Drug Cartels?

As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, they will further tighten their grip on opium poppy cultivation. This in turn will have an impact on the global drugs trade and in particular Mexico's powerful cartels.

Return To Cricket For Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan Won’t Be Easy As Women Players Remain In Peril

Sep 06, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Hobart, which is supposed to host Test between Australia and Afghanistan is having second thoughts due to persecution of Hazara Community


The 'Oprah Of Afghanistan': Mozhdah Jamalzadah

The Afghan-Canadian singer talks about the feminist songs her father wrote for her, and tells DW about her heartbreak following the current occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban.

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06 September, 2021

Panjshir Now Under Control Of Taliban: Group's Spokesman

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement Monday, saying Panjshir was now under the control of Taliban fighters.


05 September, 2021

Afghanistan: Pain, Fear and Panic Amongst Afghans, Says Ex-Afghan Official As Taliban Takes Charge

Simi Chakrabarti

Thousands of Afghans have now fled their country fearing for their lives, reprisals and revenge attacks even as the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, offered amnesty to Afghans, including government officials, in the group’s first press conference.


05 September, 2021

Pakistan's ISI Chief Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

Outlook Web Bureau

It is the first high-level visit of any Pakistani official to Afghanistan since the Taliban took over of Kabul on August 15, in a move that surprised both their foes and friends.


03 September, 2021

Western Union To Resume Operations In Afghanistan: Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The American financial services giant had halted operations in Afghanistan when the Taliban took power in the capital on Aug. 15.


02 September, 2021

International Efforts Underway To Rescue National Girls' Soccer Team From Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Frightened and desperate, the girls worry whether a far-flung coalition of former US military and intelligence officials, congressmen, US allies, humanitarian groups and the captain of the Afghanistan women's national team can get them and their loved ones to safety.


02 September, 2021

Afghans' Plight Surges Due To Hunger Crisis Amid Taliban's Challenges

Associated Press (AP)

About one third of the country's population of 38 million doesn't know if they will have a meal every day, according to Ramiz Alakbarov, the UN's humanitarian chief in Afghanistan.


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31 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Why Qatar Fosters Close Contact With The Taliban

Deutsche Welle

Qatar has longstanding ties with the Taliban. While this approach is criticized by some, others benefit from the country's contacts. Qatar's main interest is to cement its position as a regional mediator.


31 August, 2021

Taliban Say US Defeat 'Big Lesson' For Other Invaders

Deutsche Welle

While declaring victory after the US military left Kabul, the Taliban said they wanted good relations with the US and the rest of the world.


30 August, 2021

Will The Taliban Restrict Internet Access In Afghanistan?

Deutsche Welle

The Taliban say that they want to ensure internet access in Afghanistan, but they could face substantial technical and financial challenges to keep it running. Afghans say they fear more surveillance and censorship. 


30 August, 2021

IS-K Claims Responsibility For Kabul Airport Rocket Attack; Everything That Has Happened So Far

Deutsche Welle

The ‘Islamic State-Khorasan’ group said it had fired six rockets. Operations at the Kabul airport continued ‘uninterrupted,’ the US said.


30 August, 2021

Afghan Students In India Stuck In Limbo After Taliban Takeover

Deutsche Welle

Students from Afghanistan living in India face a difficult choice: Go back home to Taliban rule or stay abroad and leave their families behind. And with their funds drying up, many are struggling to make ends meet.


30 August, 2021

Rockets Hit Neighbourhood Near Kabul Airport Amid US Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

The rockets struck Monday morning in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighbourhood, witnesses said. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn't immediately clear who was firing.


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29 August, 2021

Child Killed In Rocket Strike Near Kabul Airport, US Drone Hits Vehicle Carrying Multiple Suicide Bombers

Associated Press (AP)

The two strikes initially appeared to be separate incidents, though information on both remained scarce.


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.

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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.

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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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