February 04, 2023 08:53 (IST)
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Pakistan: TTP terrorists attack Mianwali police station

Islamabad: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakis­tan (TTP) terrorists attacked a police station in Mianwali on Tuesday, a day after a suicide blast in Peshawar left 96 people dead.

Peshawar mosque blast leaves 32 dead, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility

Peshawar: At least 32 people died as a blast occurred inside a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines area in Pakistan on Monday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from taking university entrance examinations

Kabul: The Taliban administrators of Afghanistan have issued a new decree by which they banned female students from taking university entrance exams this year in all public and private universities, media reports said on Sunday.

UN deputy chief reminds Taliban: Islam does not ban women from education

New York: The UN must present “a united front” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said after returning from a two-week country visit spanning several continents.

Afghanistan: Taliban says Chinese nationals arrested over smuggling precious stones

Kabul: Taliban authorities have arrested five men, including two Chinese nationals, over alleged smuggling of lithium-bearing stones out of the country, media reports said on Tuesday.

China, Taliban to deepen ties

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Saturday held a phone conversation with Taliban leader Amir Khan Muttaqi as both sides pledged to strengthen cooperation and vowed to combat terrorism.

Twitter's verified checkmarks bought by Taliban leaders appear to have been removed: Reports

Kabul: Twitter account verifications bought by the Taliban appear to have been removed after several netizens expressed anger following the micro-blogging site's decision to give the special 'Blue Tick' mark to the Islamist rulers of the South Asian country.

Afghanistan: Taliban publicly chops off hands of four people in Kandahar stadium

Kandahar: Former Policy Advisor to Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees in the UK, Shabnam Nasimi, has said the Taliban chopped off the hands of four people at a stadium in Kandahar region of Afghanistan recently.

Afghanistan: Taliban authorities flog nine people in public

Kabul: The Taliban authorities of Afghanistan recently flogged in public nine people who were allegedly accused of committing “adultery and theft” in Kandahar.

New aid package of 40 mn USD in cash reaches Afghanistan

Kabul: A new package of 40 million US dollars in cash as humanitarian aid has been delivered to Afghanistan and deposited in one of the commercial banks in Kabul, said a statement from Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central bank, released here on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Ex-Afghan MP killed in Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban government has said a former woman member of the country's Parliament and one of her security guards have been killed in Kabul city, media reports said on Sunday.

Women's rights not on priority list, matter to be dealt with as per Islamic laws: Taliban

Kabul: Taliban has made it clear easing restrictions on women, including ban from universities and working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is not on the list of its priorities, reported Khaama Press.

Unity in Security Council essential, in face of Taliban rights violations against women and girls

New York: The UN Security Council must be unified in opposing Taliban policies to erode the fundamental human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, the UN’s Special Representative there said on Friday.

Women Education issue: OIC to send ‘Team of Ulama’ to Afghanistan to discuss with Taliban

Kabul: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to send a delegation to Afghanistan to discuss the issues ranging from  women’s rights to education and employment with the Taliban interim government.

Afghanistan: Taliban directs women owners to close their shops in Balkh

Balkh: Several women, who run shops at a market in Balkh region of Afghanistan, have been directed by the Taliban's vice and virtue department to close their shops by next Thursday, media reports said.