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Taliban Run Government Dissolves Election Commissions In Afghanistan

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The international community is waiting before extending formal recognition to Afghanistan's new rulers.

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.'

Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Afghanistan: Taliban has been accused by Human Rights Watch of killing or disapperaing more than 100 former Afghan security personnel,since they came to power in August this year. The actual number could be much higher said the human rights group.

Taliban Chief Bans Forced Marriage Of Women In Afghanistan, Says Both Women And Men Should Be Equal

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Forced remarriage is a big problem in Afghanistan as the iternally displaced marry off their young daughters in exchange for a bride-price that can be used to pay debts and feed their families. It has now been banned by the Taliban.

Taliban's Fresh Diktat To TV Networks: Stop 'Immoral' Broadcasts Featuring Women Actors

Taliban has said that these directives are not obligatory, rather 'a religious guideline'. It has also asked women journalists on television to wear hijabs.

10 November, 2021

India To Hold NSA Meet On Afghanistan; China, Pakistan Opt Out

Seema Guha

Meeting of National Security Advisors on Afghanistan is due to take place today in New Delhi. While China and Pakistan have opted out, many central Asian countries are expected.

21 October, 2021

Taliban Dy PM Meets Indian Diplomats, India Ready To Provide Humanitarian Aid

Outlook Web Desk

This was the first official meeting between India and the interim Taliban cabinet in Afghanistan since Doha.

16 October, 2021

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.

12 October, 2021

Taliban Is Expected To Meet EU Representatives After Recently Meeting With German Delegation

Deutsche Welle

Following the discussions, the German delegation said the Taliban government is a "reality." The group took over Afghanistan on August 15 as the US and NATO allies withdrew forces from the country.

09 October, 2021

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

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.

07 October, 2021

'Pakistan Has Had It Both Ways': Former US NSA Advices Against Fresh Funding To Pakistan

Associated Press (AP)

Trump Administration era General (rtd.) HR McMaster said testifying before a Congressional Committee on Afghanistan that Pakistan's comments after the fall of Kabul warranted 'isolation'.


05 October, 2021

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

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.

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.

25 September, 2021

Radical Forces Attempting To Gain Legitimacy Setting Dangerous Precedence: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Desk

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was commenting about the developments and change of power structure in Afghanistan, where Taliban has taken over the government.

23 September, 2021

Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

Associated Press (AP)

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.

19 September, 2021

PM Modi To Take Decision On Continuing Infrastructure Investment In Afghanistan: Nitin Gadkari

Outlook Web Desk

The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the decision over continuing infrastructure in Afghanistan with Taliban government in place is going to be taken by PM Narendra Modi.

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.


17 September, 2021

Taliban Orders Resumption Of Classes For Boys Upto Class 12, Girls Excluded

Associated Press (AP)

The statement for resumption of classes from 6 to 12, published on Facebook, did not include girls.

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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