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Afghanistan
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

World  /  Published 04.08.20

29 killed in IS attack on Afghan prison

Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country’s east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack th...
By AP in Jalalabad

World  /  Published 01.08.20

15 Afghan civilians die in Pak clashes

Some of the most intense border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years left at least 15 civilians dead on the Afghan side on Thursday, officials said. Afghanistan accused Pakistani ...
By Taimoor Shah , Mujib Mashal in Kandahar


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