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Pakistan And Pakistani Taliban (TPP) Agree For 1 Month Ceasefire

Nov 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

TPP, also known as Pakistani Taliban is an affiliate of Taliban in Pakistan. This group claims responsibility for recent attacks on Chinese workers in CPEC. Now it has agreed with Pakistan for a month-long ceasefire.

'Yesterday I Was Crying (In Happiness) For Hours': Afghanistan's Music School's Director After Being Airlifted To Portugal

Oct 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Afghani musicians were left teary after they were flown out of Kabul to Portugal. Afraid that the music ban could come soon in the country, these musicians' wish to preserve Afghani music got a huge assistance.

How The Taliban's Afghanistan Takeover Could Hurt US-Pakistan Ties

NATO has said Pakistan has a 'special responsibility' to make sure Afghanistan lives up to its international commitments. But some Pakistanis say they refuse to be the 'scapegoats' of the West's failure in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Crisis: India Announces New Category Of Electronic Visa To Fast Track Requests

Aug 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

'The MHA reviews visa provisions in view of the current situation in Afghanistan. A new category of electronic visa called 'e-Emergency X-Misc Visa' introduced to fast-track visa applications for entry into India,' a home ministry spokesperson said.

Afghanistan Crisis: Who Are The Taliban?

The militant Islamist group has taken back power in Afghanistan. Here's what you need to know about the Taliban's leadership structure, their history and what to expect from their new reign.

16 August, 2021

Taliban 'Loves' Cricket, Game Safe In Afghanistan, Says Board Official


Hamid Shinwari also assured that the members of the national cricket team and their families are safe in Afghanistan

10 August, 2021

US Pentagon Praises India's Constructive Role In Afghanistan, Continues Talks With Pakistan On Safe Havens

Outlook Web Desk

'That kind of work, that kind of effort to help Afghanistan maintain stability and good governances is always welcome,' said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

29 July, 2021

Taliban 'Normal Civilians,' Not Military Outfit: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Outlook Web Desk

Khan also criticised the US for trying to look for a military solution in Afghanistan when there never were none.

14 July, 2021

Afghan Delegation, Taliban To Talk Peace In Qatar: Officials

Associated Press (AP)

The development comes after outgoing U.S. commander Gen. Scott Miller warned that increasing violence seriously hurts Afghanistan's chances of finding a peaceful end to decades of war.

30 June, 2021

Afghanistan Sitting On A Powder Keg

Seema Guha

With no political settlement in sight fears are mounting of another spree of violent strife in this war-ravaged nation

29 June, 2021

Reports Of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Meeting Taliban Leaders Untrue: Govt Sources

Seema Guha

It is likely that India has made contact with the Taliban but not at the ministerial level.


28 June, 2021

Pakistan Will Shut Border If Taliban Take Over Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has already taken in 3.5 million Afghan refugees over the years, but would not accept any more.

04 June, 2021

Gunmen Kill 2 Pakistani Policemen Overnight In Islamabad

Associated Press (AP)

Officers launches search efforts to arrest Gunmen who killed two policemen during patrolling in Islamabad, Pakistan

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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