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Afganistan

Afghans are more pessimistic about their future than ever

When afghans were asked in 2016 to rate their lives on a scale of zero to ten, with zero representing the “worst possible li...

Qatar, Turkiye, Taliban agree on 'key issues' over Kabul a...

Qatar says the meeting in Doha came as a continuation of previous talks, the latest round of which took place in Kabul last week. (AA...

Iran and Russia play double-game in Afghanistan, protectin...

It was recently Tehran's turn to host peace talks between Afghanistan’s political leaders following unsuccessful efforts in Doha,...

India & Central Asian countries form working group on Afgh...

India along with five Central Asian countries have decided to establish a Joint Working Group on Afghanistan, said an official stateme...

‘It’s a joke’: left-behind Afghans despair at dog rescue r...

British citizens and dual nationals boarding a military plane at Kabul airport in August. Despite years of service, Asif was told he...

US university’s anti-caste discrimination policy discrimin...

People walk on the California State University’s Long Beach campus. Photo: AFP A recent move by California State University...

Afghanistan: The West co-opts the Taliban

Taliban delegation led by acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Western diplomats, Oslo, Norway, January 24, 2022 The...

Taliban praises 'very well' meeting with Western diplomats...

Taliban is demanding that $10 billion frozen by the United States and other Western countries be released, but there is no agreemen...

Taliban, Western officials meet in Oslo to discuss Afghani...

International special representatives and the Taliban delegates meet at the Soria Moria hotel in Oslo [Stian Lysberg Solum/pool via E...

Former Afghan advisor: Biden’s withdrawal was the ‘Tipping...

Hamdullah Mohib, then-Afghanistan’s newly appointed national security advisor, listens to national songs during the change-of-c...

Indian wheat supply to Afghanistan via Pakistan to start e...

Representative image. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: The supply of 50,000 metric tonnes of Indian wheat for Afghanistan will likel...

Afghanistan’s last Sikhs in a dilemma: To stay or leave

An Afghan Sikh priest praying at the Karte Parwan Gurdwara temple in Kabul [Mohd Rasfan/AFP] The caretaker of Kabul’s last S...

Taliban hit back at Biden’s claims on divisions among Afgh...

Only united nations can expel invaders and bring down powerful empires, the interim Taliban government said on Friday, rebuffing US Pre...

800 year old Afghan minaret about to collapse after quakes

An 800-year-old minaret considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Afghanistan was damaged by two earthquakes thi...

Reopening schools may be the last hope for Afghanistan

Afghan girls pictured as they step out of their respective classes, in a school in Kandahar, on Sept 26, 2021. PHOTO: AFP The...

Taliban PM calls for Muslim nations to recognise Afghan go...

The Taliban’s prime minister called Wednesday on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise the Afghan government tha...

Souring of Taliban’s relations with Pakistan

Taliban says Afghan girls will be back in schools by March External interference in Afghanistan has reappeared much sooner than on...

Kashmir's apple growers demand action against Iranian impo...

Kashmiri workers pack apples into boxes to be sold in markets across India. (Photo by Kaleem Geelani) SRINAGAR -- With prices...

Rich Western countries stand by as Afghans face starvation

A malnourished Afghan child is treated at a hospital in Kandahar. Photo: AFP / Murteza Khaliqi / Anadolu Agency On January 11, the...

Taliban announces a national suicide brigade

A suicide vest filled with explosives. Photo: WikiCommons The Taliban recently announced it will establish a battalion o...

Taliban seeks greater role in distribution of Afghan forei...

A UNHCR worker pushes a wheelbarrow loaded with aid supplies for a displaced Afghan family on the outskirts of Kabul [File: Zohra Ben...