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Naseeruddin Shah Slammed For Referring To Mughals As 'Refugees'

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has landed in trouble yet again and this time for referring the Mughals as refugees in a viral video.

San Francisco Shooting: Man Killed By Police Was Ex-Afghan Interpreter

Nov 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Ajmal Amani, 41, was shot Friday morning in the narrow corridor of the building on South of Market after threatening several people with a large kitchen knife.


Hugh Jackman Aka Wolverine Stands With Afghan Women

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who is popular for playing the character of Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise, took to Instagram to announce that he is standing by the Afghan women.

Afghanistan: What Taliban Rule Means For Sikhs And Hindus

Sep 09, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Afghan Sikhs and Hindus face a precarious future living in a country ruled by the Taliban. While the Islamic fundamentalist group say the minorities will be safe, past experiences have left them wary.


At Least 14 Members Of Taliban's Govt On UNSC's Terrorism Blacklist

Acting defence minister Mullah Yaqoob, acting foreign minister Mullah Ameer Khan Muttaqi and his deputy Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai are all listed under the UNSC 1988 Sanctions Committee, also known as the Taliban Sanctions Committee.

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08 September, 2021

NSA Ajit Doval Meets Russian Counterpart Nikolai Patrushev Amid Afghanistan Crisis

Outlook Web Bureau

Patrushev is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the Prime Minister.


08 September, 2021

Who Is Siraj Haqqani, New Afghan Interior Minister With $5 Million Bounty On His Head?

Outlook Web Bureau

Siraj Haqqani, son of the founder of the Haqqani network, has been named as the interior minister of the new government in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden urging the Taliban leadership to cut ties with all other terrorist groups.


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


08 September, 2021

Delhi Gurudwara Shelters 44 Sikhs Evacuated From Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Of the 44 people, 32 will be adopted by the Sobti Foundation of New York-based philanthropist Mandeep Singh Sobti.


07 September, 2021

Pakistan Not Setting Up New Camps For Afghan Refugees: Interior Minister

PTI

Rashid said that there are no Afghan refugees at the border and the government has not established any camp in the area


07 September, 2021

US-Built Databases A Potential Tool Of Taliban Repression

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.


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06 September, 2021

US Warns Of Afghan Civil War As Taliban Make Panjshir Advances

Deutsche Welle

Taliban forces are trying to retake the last standing province in Afghanistan as General Mark Milley said there's a "good" chance of a civil war.


06 September, 2021

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

Deutsche Welle

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.


06 September, 2021

The 'Oprah Of Afghanistan': Mozhdah Jamalzadah

Deutsche Welle

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.


31 August, 2021

Afghan National Detained In Jammu

Naseer Ganai

The man informed the police that he came to India on valid documents to attend his brother who undergoing a treatment at the RR hospital in Delhi.


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.


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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. 


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.

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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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