World  /  Published 24.03.21

Kabul for greater India role

By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

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 19.12.20

Rickshaw bomb kills 15 children in Ghazni

A bomb rigged to a rickshaw killed at least 15 children and wounded 20 others in a Taliban-controlled area in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, a provincial official said, as violence in the war-weary co...
By AP via PTI in Kabul

World  /  Published 03.12.20

Taliban, govt in first written pact

Afghan government and Taliban representatives said on Wednesday they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war.  The agreement...
By Reuters in Kabul

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


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

World  /  Published 20.09.20

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 13.09.20

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

World  /  Published 10.09.20

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 01.09.20

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


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