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US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.


Several Feared Dead As Powerful Explosion Takes Place Inside Afghanistan Mosque

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

US Orders Investigation Into Kabul Drone Strike Which Mistakenly Killed Civilians

Sep 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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


Authorities Estimating Afghan Evacuees In US

The US administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month.

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26 August, 2021

Escaping Taliban Afghanistan Wheelchair Basketball Captain Nilofar Bayat Finds New Home In Spanish Club

Associated Press (AP)

Bayat was 'happy to be alive' and glad to be in a position 'to start a new life' with her husband in Spain, but she said she wouldn't forget her country


23 August, 2021

Taliban Takeover Forces Afghanistan To Shift Home Series To Pakistan From Sri Lanka

PTI

The three-match series was supposed to start in Hambantota on September 3 but commercial flights have been suspended in Kabul


23 August, 2021

Afghanistan Flag Will Be Part of Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony Despite Taliban's Takeover, Says IPC Chief

PTI

The country's athletes were forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Paralympics after Taliban's took over Afghanistan


22 August, 2021

Under Taliban Shadow, Afghanistan Cricket Board Names Azizullah Fazli As Acting Chairman

PTI

Fazli has earlier served as Afghanistan Cricket chairman from September 2018 to July 2019


19 August, 2021

Afghanistan Vs Pakistan: Taliban 'Have Given Green Light For The Series,' Hints PCB

PTI

Afghanistan players have started training in Kabul while Pakistan Cricket Biard also announced that a camp would be set up in Lahore from August 21 to 28 for the series


18 August, 2021

Taliban Shuts Down Gyms In Kabul, 'Don't Show Muscles, Grow Beard' Young Afghans Told

Soumitra Bose

Afghanistan face stricter laws that disallow free expression in the sports field, especially women


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18 August, 2021

Taliban Threat Looms, Afghanistan's Women Footballers Make Tearful Calls For Help

Associated Press (AP)

Popal,34, an Afghanistan footballer can barely comprehend the speed of the collapse of the Afghan government and the sense of being abandoned by Western nations


18 August, 2021

Taliban On Rampage, Afghanistan Name Avishka Gunawardene As Cricket Team's Batting Coach

PTI

Earlier, former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait was appointed Afghanistan national team's bowling coach


16 August, 2021

Taliban On Rampage, Rashid Khan’s Family Stuck In Afghanistan, Cricketer Worried

Outlook Web Bureau

Kevin Pietersen revealed that Rashid Khan, who is in England for The Hundred, hasn't been able to get his family out of Afghanistan


10 August, 2021

'Afghanistan In Chaos,' Heartbroken Rashid Khan Sends SOS To World Leaders To Help Bring Peace

PTI

Afghanistan has been witnessing a series of terror attacks led by Taliban ever since the US began withdrawing its troops on May 1


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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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