Opinion  /  Published 15.01.21

A troubled prognosis: case of Afghanistan’s future

The drama at the Capitol in Washington obscured the resumption of the intra-Afghan dialogue with the second round between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan beginning last week. The first r...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

World  /  Published 08.01.21

Pakistan court bans virginity tests

A court in the northern city of Lahore in Pakistan has abolished so-called virginity tests, which women are subjected to in sexual assault cases, setting a precedent for the practice to be potentially...
By Emily Schmall and Zia ur-Rehman in Karachi

World  /  Published 03.01.21

Senate overrides Trump veto of bill

The Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to override President Trump’s veto of the annual military policy bill as most Republicans joined Democrats to rebuke Trump in the final days of his pres...
By Catie Edmondson in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.20

War against education in South Asia

Students in Kabul demanded protection from the government after gunmen attacked Kabul University in early November. The assaulters took students and teachers hostage and killed 22 people. The attack o...
By Sanjeev Rai in

World  /  Published 30.11.20

Afghan car blast kills 30 soldiers

A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties could increase given the intensity and lo...
By Reuters in Kabul


World  /  Published 26.10.20

Qaida leader wanted by FBI killed: Kabul

Afghanistan claimed on Sunday it killed a top al Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country’s east, showing the militant group’s continued presence th...
By AP in Kabul

World  /  Published 22.10.20

12 women killed in Jalalabad stampede

A stampede in a crowded stadium in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday left at least 12 women dead, officials said. The women were among thousands of people hoping to get visas to enter Pakistan for medi...
By New York Times News Service in

World  /  Published 10.10.20

Afghan rape sparks arrests

It started as a dispute between boys: Naseebullah Barakzai, 13, was irked when a neighbour boy stole fruit and ripped limbs from his family’s pomegranate tree, and he shoved the younger boy to t...
By David Zucchino , Taimoor Shah in Kabul

World  /  Published 26.09.20

Bombed, but still an exam topper

An Afghan teenager, who narrowly avoided a deadly attack on her tutoring centre in 2018, received the highest score this year in the national university entrance exam, a reminder of the importance of ...
By Fatima Faizi, Mujib Mashal in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 23.09.20

Afghanistan: Theatre of strategic importance

For years, India formally refused to recognize the Taliban or give them any legitimacy. That slowly started to change two years ago. Earlier this month, the foreign minister, S. Jaishankar, gave his b...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi in


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