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Afghanistan ranked as least positive country in world: Study

A survey has shown that nearly one year after the Islamic Emirate returned to power in Afghanistan, 'life was worse for Afghans than at any point in the past decade -- or for anyone else on the planet'.

Afghanistan: Helicopter crash in Samangan leaves two pilots killed

Kabul: Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence on Sunday said a helicopter of the air force crashed while patrolling in the northern Samangan province which left at least two pilots killed, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Taliban shuts down shops in Uruzgan for taking Pakistani currency

Kabul: Taliban authorities recently shut down shops in the Uruzgan region of Afghanistan for using Pakistani currency.

Women protest in Kabul to demand reopening of schools

Kabul: Women activists in Kabul recently demonstrated as they expressed concern about the continued effective ban on female students over 6th grade, media reports said.

Afghanistan: UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff

New York/Kabul: The United Nations authorities in Afghanistan have accused the Taliban authorities of intimidating and harassing its female staff working in the country, including detaining three women for questioning on Monday.

Afghanistan: Religious scholar, who is believed to be Taliban member, abducts minor girl with intention of marrying her

Kabul: A 40-year-old religious scholar, who is suspected to be a Taliban member, has abducted a minor girl with the intention of marrying her in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan.

To spare Afghanistan, world must engage with Taliban, Lyons tells Security Council

New York: Six months after the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, it is time for concerned countries to deepen their engagement with the country’s new authorities and take action to prevent an irreversible economic collapse, the top UN official in Kabul told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN condemns brutal killing of eight polio workers in Afghanistan

New York: The United Nations has condemned the killing of eight polio vaccination workers in four locations in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, the first such attacks since nationwide immunization campaigns resumed last November.

Pakistan asks Afghanistan Taliban to take TTP as a 'test case'

Islamabad: The Pakistani government feels that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is a "test case" for the Afghan Taliban, as tackling the group would help the interim government establish its credentials in the eyes of the world with regards to dealing with other terrorist outfits, a senior official has said.

Taliban kill, ‘disappear’ ex-officials in Afghanistan, claims HRW report

Taliban forces in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four provinces since taking over the country on August 15, 2021, despite a proclaimed amnesty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Afghanistan: Girls urge Taliban to re-open schools for classes 7-12

Kabul/UNI: The girl students in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban government to provide them with educational opportunities as schools for girls of classes 7 to 12 have been closed since the Taliban takeover.

‘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: Taliban insurgent caught on camera publicly flogging teen in Badakhshan

Kabul: A Taliban insurgent was caught on camera publicly flogging a teenage boy in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province recently.

Afghans who worked for foreign govts now facing 'increasing threats' amid Taliban resurgence

Kabul: Interpreters and other Afghans who worked for the US government over the last 20 years said they are facing ' increasing threats' against their lives as foreign forces are moving out of the country.

Taliban members capture town on Afghan side of Chaman-Spin Boldak border: Pakistan official

Islamabad: Pakistan has confirmed that Taliban members have captured a key town on the Afghan side of its Chaman-Spin Boldak border.