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Afghanistan: Rights experts alarmed over Taliban use of ‘brutal’ punishments

New York: “Brutal and undignified” forms of punishment in Afghanistan and the use of capital punishment coupled with a lack of fair trial guarantees, violate international law and must stop immediately, a group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Thursday.

‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

New York: The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independent rights experts said on Friday.

Afghanistan facing ‘the darkest moments’ in a generation

Kabul: The Afghanistan people are experiencing some of “the darkest moments” in a generation the UN human rights chief told Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

Afghan authorities urged to address serious human rights challenges

NEW YORK: Afghanistan is at a crossroads and the de facto authorities, the Taliban, must pursue a path towards stability and freedom for all citizens, especially women, the UN independent expert on human rights there said in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday.

ISIS activities key destabilizing factor in Afghanistan : Russian Diplomat

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Russia's military performance in Syria has considerably weakened the Islamic State terrorist group but the extremist organization continues to pose serious threat to stability in Afghanistan, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said on Monday.

Pakistan responsible for humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan: Al Arabiya

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan is solely responsible for the dire humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, according to an Arabic media outlet.

Afghanistan: Taliban replace statue of Hazara leader in Koran

Kabul: Bamiyan residents have complained that the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have replaced the statue of a Hazara leader, who was declared a national martyr by the former government, with a replica of the Koran.

Qatar Airways charter flight carries 28 Americans out of Afghanistan: State Department

Washington: The US State Department on Saturday confirmed 28 Americans left Kabul city by boarding a Qatar Airways charter flight on Friday.

Afghanistan: Antonio Guterres condemns Kabul blasts

Kabul:  United Nations Secretary of State Antonio Guterres on Thursday condemned the blasts in Kabul city of Afghanistan which left over 100 people dead.

Taliban leaders holding talks in Doha about future government

Kabul/UNI: The Taliban said discussions are underway in Doha about a future government, including its structure and name, and they will reveal the details soon.

US to recognize Afghan government that respects human rights, fights terrorists: Antony Blinken

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The US government will agree to work with an Afghan government that does not disregard human rights and does not support terrorists, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a briefing on Sunday.

Police chief says some Bangladeshis have left homes to join Taliban

Dhaka: Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam has  revealed that some Bangladeshi nationals have left home to join the Taliban insurgents in their war to seize control of Afghanistan.

NATO allies discuss Afghanistan situation, to support Afghan govt and security forces

Kabul: NATO allies met on Friday in the North Atlantic Council, its top policy making body, to consult on the situation in Afghanistan and promised to support the Afghan government and security forces 'as much as possible' in the face of the rapid Taliban onslaught.

Afghanistan: Taliban forcefully marrying young women, teens to their fighters as 'war booty'

Kabul: The Taliban terrorists are not only torturing civilians in the regions they are capturing in Afghanistan but also forcefully marrying young women and teens of the area with their fighters, media reports said.

China will rule Afghanistan, says geopolitical expert

A geo-political expert feels that as the deadline for withdrawal of US forces is drawing closer, China might significantly get the chance to increase activity in Afghanistan.