January 27, 2022 00:03 (IST)
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Key Al-Qaeda terrorist reappears in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Kabul:  Al-Qaeda terrorist Khalil Haqqani, who is one of the most wanted terrorists in America, has appeared in Kabul as Taliban leaders gather to decide the future of the war-torn nation.

Former UK PM Tony Blair slams western alliance for 'abandonment' of Afghanistan

London: Former UK prime Minister Tony Blair has criticised the "abandonment"  of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces and called the move "dangerous" and "unnecessary".

'Don't want militants under the garb of refugees': Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban cannot be settled in its neighbouring countries even temporarily as "militants showing up here under cover of refugees" isn't acceptable to him, Russian news agencies reported.

Anti-Taliban forces seize three districts in northern Afghanistan: Report

Afghan forces, comprising remnants of ANSF and militia groups, still holding out Taliban in northern Afghanistan, have claimed to have seized three districts close to the Panjshir valley.

German chancellor Angela Merkel seeks Russia's support in rescuing Afghan forces

Moscow: German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and sought support in rescuing local Afghan forces after the Taliban seized power.

Anti-Taliban forces building up in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley : Russia

Moscow: Armed resistance against the Taliban is building up in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley with the backing of deposed vice-president Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, the son of anti-Taliban fighter, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Taliban seeks China's contribution in Afghanistan's development

Beijing: Afghan Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen has indicated possibilities of future partnerships with China in Afghanistan's development, according to Reuters.

International community shouldn't act based on past Taliban regime in Afghanistan : China

Beijing: China on Thursday said that the Taliban appear to be more clear-headed and rational and urged the international powers not to act based on the past judgement on the nation when the insurgent group ruled it two decades ago.

IMF blocks Afghanistan's access to funds

Washington: The International Monetary Fund has stopped funds to Afghanistan after the insurgent group Taliban took over the country following large scale violence and killings.

'I vow to get back..came to UAE in sandals, didn't steal public money': Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani

Dubai/IBNS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in his first video message on Facebook, after fleeing the Taliban three days ago, defended his decision, and said that he came to UAE to prevent bloodshed in his homeland.

Malala Yousafzai 'in complete shock, deeply worried about women' as Taliban take over Afghanistan

As the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai expressed shock and worry for the safety of women, minorities and human rights advocates.

Taliban enter Kabul; Ghani likely to step down : Report

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban terrorists entered the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter, according to media reports.

Afghanistan Updates: Over 70 pc of the country under Taliban as two more provinces Mazar and Maimanah fall

Kabul/IBNS: The Taliban continued to rapidly capture territory in Afghanistan. In the North, the two remaining Provincial capitals of Balkh (Mazar-e-Sharif) and Faryab (Maimanah) fell (Aug. 14).

Afghanistan Updates: Taliban pushed back in Mazar-e-Sharif by ANDSF

Kabul: The defence of Mazar-e-Sharif continues to hold, with the Taliban failing to breach the city’s defensive perimeter despite repeated assaults.

Taliban not ready for dialogue till Ashraf Ghani is Afghanistan Prez : Imran Khan

Islamabad: As Taliban continues to make giant strides into Afghanistan and Pakistan is blamed for its role in supporting the insurgents with which it has a long nexus, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the group is not ready to negotiate as long as Ashraf Ghani is the president of the war-torn country.