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Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan

New York: The devastating earthquake on Wednesday is just one of several emergencies facing Afghanistan, and continued dialogue with the Taliban de facto authorities remains the only way to address ongoing challenges in the country, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

World can end ‘downward humanitarian spiral’ of Afghanistan

New York: As the world focuses its attention on the war in Ukraine, the UN reminded the international community on Thursday to remember Afghanistan as it kicked off a pledging conference to save the lives and livelihoods of those in the landlocked country. As the conference drew to a close, it was announced that a total amount of $2.44 billion had been promised.

World must deliver support to Afghans: UN refugee chief

New York: UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi called on Thursday for sustained international support for Afghanistan’s people, where the country’s humanitarian crisis is worsening.

British officials discuss humanitarian crisis situation in Afghanistan with Taliban representatives

Kabul: British officials held talks with Taliban representatives in Afghanistan on the current humanitarian crisis situation in the country.

Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

New York: Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, independent UN human rights experts warned on Monday.

Afghanistan: Humanitarian crisis threatens basic human rights

New York: Respect for fundamental rights and freedoms by the de facto authorities in Afghanistan is critical to ensuring stability in the country, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday in Geneva.

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.

'Optimistic' about Delhi Dialogue, says Taliban spokesperson

Kabul/UNI: Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamic Emirate “is optimistic” about the Delhi Security Dialogue on Afghanistan being held in India.

‘Climate of fear’ prevails for human rights defenders in Afghanistan

New York: Human rights defenders in Afghanistan report that they are now enduring a “climate of fear”, threats, and becoming increasingly desperate over conditions in the country, an independent UN expert said on Wednesday. 

Afghanistan: Wedding attackers used Taliban's name for personal purposes, says Zabihullah Mujahid

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik: Those who attacked a wedding in the Afghan province of Nangarhar over the issue of playing music used the name of the Taliban for personal purposes, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the group and the Afghan deputy culture and information minister, said.

Afghanistan: Taliban leader Akhundzada gives first public address in Kandahar

Kabul/Sputnik/IBNS: Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada made a public appearance for the first time in the Afghan city of Kandahar, Afghanistan's Pajhwok news agency reported on Sunday, citing sources.

Afghanistan on ‘countdown to catastrophe’ without urgent humanitarian relief

New York: The combined shocks of drought, conflict, COVID-19 and an economic crisis in Afghanistan, have left more than half the population facing a record level of acute hunger, according to a new UN assessment published on Monday.

Joe Biden’s popularity drops more than that of any other US leader since end of WWII: Poll

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The approval rating of President Joe Biden went down in his first nine months of presidency more than that of any other US president since 1945, a new Gallup poll revealed.

Afghanistan: Islamic State-Khorasan claims responsibility for Kandahar mosque blasts

Kabul/UNI: The Islamic State-Khorasan has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings at a Shiite mosque in Kandahar that killed 62 worshippers and left 75 others injured, many of them critically, during Friday prayers.

Afghanistan crisis worsening as temperatures drop, warns UNHCR

New York: The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is worsening and funding for emergency aid is urgently needed to help 20 million people there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.