Mullah Yaqub Omar

Taliban military strategist, Mullah Yaqub Omar makes first public appearance

New Delhi: Mullah Yaqub Omar, the new defence minister of Afghanistan and son of ..

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Taliban behead a member of Afghan women's volleyball team
PM Modi at G20 Extraordinary Summit
Prevent Afghan territory from becoming source of terrorism: PM Modi at G20 summit
MM Naravane
Afghan-origin terrorists may try to enter JK once situation stabilises in Afghanistan: Army Chief
International Monetary Fund

IMF suspends its engagement with Afghanistan

Washington: The International Monetary Fund has said its engagement with Afghanistan will remain suspended until there is clarity within ..


Women can study in gender-segregated universities: Taliban

Kabul: Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated ..

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Taliban flag flies at Afghan presidential palace

Kabul: A Taliban official said that the group raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace in a brief ceremony on Saturday ..

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Afghan cricket board signals women could still play: report

Sydney: Women could still be allowed to play cricket, the chairman of Afghanistan's Cricket Board has claimed to an Australian ..

Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces

Taliban push deeper into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley

Kabul: Taliban fighters have advanced deep into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley, with resistance fighters saying they are ..

TP sreenivasan

Afghanistan debacle will impact US govt and Biden the most:TP Sreenivasan

Kochi: Former Ambassador of India TP Sreenivasan stated that the tactical mistakes made by the US Government in the decision to withdraw ..


Taliban close to forming new Afghan government, but Panjshir fighting rages

Kabul:The Taliban are due to form a government within days despite fighting in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley Friday where forces ..

Pravin Togadia

Pravin Togadia seeks ban on some groups to stop 'Talibanisation' of India

Ahmedabad: Hindutva leader Pravin Togadia on Friday demanded a ban on some Islamic organisations, which he claimed had over seven crore ..

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to lead new Afghan govt, Mullah Omar's son in key role

Kabul: Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is set to lead a new Afghan government likely to be announced shortly, sources ..

Zabihullah Mujahid

China is our most important partner, says Taliban

Peshawar: Describing China as its "most important partner", the Afghan Taliban has said it looks to Beijing to rebuild Afghanistan ..


Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban's challenges

Kabul: Food in Afghanistan could run out this month, a senior U.N. official warned Wednesday, threatening to add a hunger crisis to ..


Indian envoy to Qatar meets Taliban leader Stankzai, raises concern over terrorism

New Delhi: Indian envoy to Qatar Deepak Mittal on Tuesday met Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai in Doha, first high-level ..


Taliban declare victory from Kabul airport, promise security

Kabul: The Taliban triumphantly marched into Kabul's international airport on Tuesday, hours after the final U.S. troop withdrawal ..


High-level group monitors India's immediate priorities in Afghanistan

New Delhi:A high-level group comprising External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, NSA Ajit Doval and a number of other senior officials ..


Taliban hunt for activist and journalist who opposed the terrorist group

Kabul: A woman journalist, a who earlier raised her voice against the oppression of the Taliban informed that the terrorist group's ..

People gather near a transport plane waiting to be evacuated

Over 250 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus want safe passage to West

Chandigarh: More than 250 Afghans belonging to a minority communities of Sikh and Hindu, who have connections in India, have been holed ..

U.S military aircraft takes off in Kabul

US airstrike hits suicide bomber targeting airport:Taliban

Kabul: The Taliban said that a U.S. airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle Sunday who wanted to attack the Kabul international ..

Rajnath Singh

Afghan situation forced every country to rethink strategies: Rajnath Singh

Wellington: The ongoing situation in Afghanistan has forced the entire world to rethink their strategies, Defence Minister Rajnath ..

Fawad Andarabi

Taliban kills Afghan folk singer in restive province

Kabul: A Taliban fighter shot dead an Afghan folk singer in a restive mountain province under unclear circumstances, his family said ..

Afghan woman places her hand on the family grave at a local cemetery for Hazara people

Afghanistan's Hazara community, a long-persecuted minority living in fear of Taliban

Kabul: Schools and rallies bombed, hospitals targeted and commuters ambushed: for years, the Hazara community has suffered some of ..

Indians evacuated from Kabul

India's evacuation mission from Afghanistan named 'Operation Devi Shakti'

New Delhi: India's complex mission to evacuate its citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul after its swift takeover by the Taliban ..


Ukrainian plane sent for evacuation hijacked in Kabul

New Delhi: A Ukrainian plane that arrived in Afghanistan to evacuate Ukrainians has been hijacked by unidentified people who flew it ..


Price of turban, hijab increases with Taliban's return to Afghanistan

Kabul: Shopkeepers in Kabul say the prices and sales of turban and hijab have increased with the Taliban's return to Afghanistan ..


Deadly firefight at Kabul airport as US speeds up evacuation

Kabul: Western security forces were involved in an exchange of fire with unidentified gunmen Monday at Kabul airport, as US President ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

Religious fundamentalism can be disastrous; Afghanistan is a lesson for all, says CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Afghanistan crisis is a big lesson for the humankind. The chief minister ..

Joe Biden

Troops deployment in Afghanistan beyond Aug 31 under discussion: Joe Biden

Washington: US President Joe Biden said that extending the deployment of troops for the evacuation mission in Afghanistan beyond the ..

 C-17 Globemaster aircraft

IAF aircraft reaches Kabul; may return today with Indians including Malayalis

New Delhi: The C17 Globemaster aircraft of the Indian Air Force reached Kabul to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan. The aircraft will ..

Ashraf Ghani

UAE says hosting Afghan ex-president 'on humanitarian grounds'

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that it is hosting former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani "on humanitarian ..


Afghan man in Kerala opens up about escaping from Taliban's gunpoint

Thiruvananthapuram: It was only a few years ago that Hakeem Jan Muffaker had a fortunate escape from the gunpoint of the Taliban when ..

Zohib Islam Amiri

Truly shocking, says Afghanistan footballer Amiri on return of Taliban

Zohib Islam Amiri has seen a lot in his life, as captain of the Afghanistan national football team and as a child witnessing the horrors ..

Zabihullah Mujahid | Photo:AFP

Afghan war over, everyone pardoned: Taliban spokesman

Kabul:The Taliban said Tuesday the war in Afghanistan was over and that all their opponents would be pardoned, as they held their first ..

Afghan repatriation

Govt committed to safe return of all Indians from Afghanistan: MEA

New Delhi: The government is committed to the safe return of all Indian nationals from Afghanistan and will institute flight arrangements ..

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace / Photo: AP

Taliban vow to honour women's rights but within Islamic law

Kabul: A Taliban spokesman promised Tuesday that the insurgents who overran Afghanistan in recent days would respect women's rights ..

Indians from Kabul

Evacuation of embassy personnel from Kabul to India completed: MEA

New Delhi: India on Tuesday said the evacuation of its embassy staff from Kabul has been completed and the focus now would be to ensure ..


Kerala govt urges MEA to evacuate 41 Malayalees stranded in Afghanistan

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has written to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) urging for the safe evacuation to India ..

Vice Pres. AmrullahSaleh and Ahmad Massoud, son of Ahmad Shah Massoud at Panjshir

Afghan ex-VP vows new fight with Taliban at the stronghold in Panjshir Valley

Panjshir: Afghanistan's defiant vice president Amrullah Saleh made one thing clear as the Taliban seized control of the capital ..

afghan female football team

Afghanistan's female footballers make tearful calls for help

London: In frantic phone calls and voice messages, Khalida Popal can hear the distress and tearful pleas for help. The football players ..

US Soldiers in Afghanistan

Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban

Washington: Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — ..

malayali taliban

Taliban terrorists speak Malayalam; Shashi Tharoor shares a video on Twitter

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP, Shashi Tharoor, shared a video on Twitter in which two Taliban terrorists appeared ..


Hundreds of women sheltered at Kabul's Shahr-e-Naw Park missing

New Delhi: Hundreds of women who fled their villages to escape war between the Afghan soldiers and the Taliban militants and had taken ..


Shops, markets, schools remain closed in Kabul amid chaos

Kabul: Shops, markets and schools remained closed in Kabul as the Taliban overran the Afghan capital leading to widespread chaos across ..


India will facilitate repatriation of Afghan Hindus, Sikhs, reports External Affairs Ministry

New Delhi: India on Monday said it will "stand by" its Afghan partners, take all steps for the security of Indians and its ..

Nimisha Fathima

Taliban takeover: Mother of Keralite woman lodged in Kabul jail cries for help

Thiruvananthapuram: The mother of Nimisha Fathima, a Keralite woman who landed in a jail in Afghanistan following the killing of her ..

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Uzbekistan shot down Afghan plane carrying fleeing military personnel

Tashkent: A plane believed to be carrying fleeing Afghan military personnel was shot down by Uzbekistan's air-defence system after ..