Thursday, December 1, 2022

Taliban

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) appears to have lost trust in the Haqqani faction of Taliban: Report

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) appears to have lost trust in the "Haqqani faction" of the Afghan Taliban, which is considered close to the Pakistani establishment, and instead seeks to align itself with the rival "Kandahari faction" led by Afghan...

Taliban condemn UN official’s ‘disrespectful’ statement about Islamic penal code

The spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabihullah Mujahid took to Twitter on Saturday to condemn a statement by a UN official as "disrespectful" to Islam, local media reported. A day earlier, the spokesperson of the United Nations High...

Taliban forces kill 6 IS terrorists in Kabul

Taliban forces stormed an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Kabul and killed six terrorists, an Afghan government spokesman said on Saturday. "Forces of Special Units of Islamic Emirate spotted a hideout of IS militants yesterday (Friday) and arrested two operatives...

Taliban ban women from many university subjects

Officials expect 100,000 students (including 30,000 women) to take university entrance exams in Afghanistan this year. Male and female students have been taking the exams separately - in line with Taliban rules on segregating students by gender --for example boys...

Taliban orders male teachers, students to sign pledge to adhere to Sharia law

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has ordered male teachers and high-school students in Kandahar province to sign a written pledge that they will adhere to the militant group's extremist interpretation of Islamic Sharia law. That includes following the Taliban's strict...

Taliban expel schoolgirls who are 13 or older or have reached puberty

In recent weeks, the Taliban have carried out inspections of girls’ schools in the Kandahar province and expelled hundreds of pubescent female students, media reported.They have joined the estimated 3 million girls in Afghanistan who are being deprived of...

Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including senior cleric

An explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people, including a prominent cleric, Taliban officials and a local medic said. At least 21 people were hurt.The blast went off in the...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation’s Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country.Bearded...

TTP commander killed in Afghan bombing

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday confirmed that one of its top commander, who was behind some of deadliest attacks in recent years, was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. Abdul Wali Mohmand, also known under the alias Omar Khalid...

Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

The Taliban broke its silence Thursday, days after a US drone strike killing al-Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan’s capital, acknowledging his slaying and pledging to launch an investigation. The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri on the balcony of a Kabul...