Pakistan advises Taliban on gaining validation

Pak. Minister discusses women’s rights and curbing terror Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gave Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers advise on Thursday on how to gain international recognition, during a visit to the neighbouring capital. The high-level talks came as the Taliban were confronted with a new crisis just over nine weeks into their rule, […]


Evacuated over 100 football family members from Afghanistan after complex negotiations: FIFA

The evacuees were brought to Doha aboard a Qatar Airways charter flight from Kabul. Football’s world governing body FIFA on Friday said it has evacuated almost 100 members of the “football family”, including women players, from Afghanistan after “complex negotiations” and with support from Qatar. The evacuation, especially of women footballers, was necessitated by Taliban’s […]


Afghan Taliban’s victory boosts Pakistan’s radicals

Pakistan’s Taliban, known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban, arose in the early 2000s and launched a campaign of bombings and other attacks, vowing to bring down the Pakistani government. In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, a quiet and persistent warning is circulating: The Taliban are returning. Pakistan’s own Taliban movement, which had in […]


Taliban says U.S. will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

On Saturday, however, the Taliban ruled out cooperation with Washington on containing the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan The U.S, has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said […]


Flower appointed Afghanistan's consultant for T20 World Cup

Flower had played a pivotal role in guiding England to a victory at the T20 World Cup in 2010 during his time at the helm between 2009 and 2014 Former Zimbabwe captain and England coach Andy Flower has been named as Afghanistan’s national team consultant for the T20 World Cup, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said. […]


Intolerance and vandalism in Afghanistan of worldwide concern: India

Taliban should fulfil the goals outlined in the UN Security Council Resolution 2593, says the MEA spokesperson Reports of intolerance and vandalism raise concerns across the world and in India, said a senior official here on Thursday. Addressing the weekly press briefing of the Ministry of External Affairs, official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the international […]


Afghan students urge India to grant visas

Unable to continue with online education because of “frequent disruption” of Internet, they say A group of Afghan students have written to Ambassador for Afghanistan Rudrendra Tandon asking for speedy processing of visas that has been delayed for months. The letter written by 43 students of the South Asia University (SAU) said they are unable […]