Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban kill 8 in raids of IS hideouts in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban killed eight Islamic State militants and arrested nine others in a series of raids targeting key figures in a spate of attacks in Kabul, a senior Taliban government spokesman said on Thursday.Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the...

UN won’t halt aid to Afghanistan despite ban on women in NGOs

The United Nations said Thursday it would not stop providing help to Afghanistan despite the Taliban ban on women working in the country’s aid sector, reports AFP. “Let me make it very clear that the United Nations and humanitarian...

UNSC reiterates call for women’s equal participation in Afghanistan

The UN Security Council has reiterated its call for full participation of women and girls in the Afghan society, expressing concern about the Taliban's latest ban on female students from going to universities. "Deeply alarmed" by reports that the Taliban...

Turkey, Saudi Arabia decry Taliban university ban for women

Turkey and Saudi Arabia became the latest Muslim-majority countries to condemn a decision by Taliban authorities to bar women from universities, while about two dozen women staged a protest in the streets of Kabul on Thursday.In another sign of...

Taliban ban university education for women

Women are banned from private and public universities in Afghanistan with immediate effect and until further notice, a Taliban government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest edict cracking down on their rights and freedoms. The decision was announced after a...

IS says it attacked Chinese-owned hotel

The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack on a Chinese-owned hotel in Afghanistan’s capital that left three assailants dead and at least two of the hotel guests injured as they tried to escape by...

Taliban’s 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

The Taliban authorities on Wednesday executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man, the first public execution since the former insurgents took over Afghanistan last year, a spokesman said.The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan’s new rulers to continue...

NZ first team to seal T20WC SFs spot

New Zealand on Friday became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 after Afghanistan restricted Australia to 168/8 in their Super 12 match, here.After New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs...

Australia survive Rashid cameo in four-run win

Australia managed to survive a late cameo from Rashid Khan to edge Afghanistan by four runs in their final Group 1 match in Super 12s of Men’s T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.After Glenn Maxwell made...

Centre to grant citizenship under Citizenship Act, 1955

The Centre on Monday decided to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and currently living in two districts of Gujarat under the Citizenship Act, 1955.The move to grant...