World  /  Published 21.10.20

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 09.10.20

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 25.09.20

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 22.09.20

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

World  /  Published 19.09.20

Airstrikes on Taliban amid peace talks

At least 12 civilians were killed on Saturday in twin airstrikes on a Taliban base in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial official said. Defence ministry officials in Kabul, who ...
By Reuters in Kabul

World  /  Published 12.09.20

Afghan govt and Taliban talks begin

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Saturday for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians....
By Reuters in Doha

India  /  Published 12.09.20

China-wary India enters Afghan talks

India on Saturday showed greater involvement in the peace talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban, shedding its inhibitions because of the process’s links with the insurgent gro...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 09.09.20

Anti-Taliban Afghan VP survives raid

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted first Afghan Vice-President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed at least 10 people. The Taliban denied...
By Reuters in Kabul

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

The horror returns: US troops' Afghan departure

Every political actor, from the Taliban to the United States of America, is in trouble in Afghanistan, whose descent into hell begins with the April 2021 US troops’ withdrawal. The US’s Fe...
By N.V. Subramanian in

World  /  Published 26.08.20

100 killed in northern Afghanistan floods

Heavy flooding has killed at least 100 people and injured scores of others as heavy seasonal rains drenched northern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.  Annual heavy rains, co...
By AP in Kabul


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