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Afghanistan: Taliban 'desperate' for resumption of flights to India
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Afghanistan: Taliban 'desperate' for resumption of flights to India

The Afghan Taliban’s hopes of resumption of flights between India and Afghanistan gained a fresh lease of life after flights resumed between Kandahar and Dubai

Afghanistan Famine: Millions of Afghans may starve to death, warns UN
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Afghanistan Famine: Millions of Afghans may starve to death, warns UN

With Afghanistan facing a severe humanitarian crisis amid ongoing political chaos and an unstable security situation under the Taliban regime, the United Nations (UN) has warned that two-thirds of the Afghan population are facing extreme hunger and are in urgent need of aid

Afghanistan: Taliban issuing gun licences to traders, businessmen as abductions soar
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Afghanistan: Taliban issuing gun licences to traders, businessmen as abductions soar

The Taliban’s security department in Kabul has announced that businessmen in Afghanistan's capital will be provided with security and gun licences

Pakistan to approach Taliban chief Akhundzada, will beg Afghanistan to help control TTP
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Pakistan to approach Taliban chief Akhundzada, will beg Afghanistan to help control TTP

Pakistan has sought Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada’s help to rein in the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) – also known as the Pakistani Taliban – which has carried out a wave of attacks against the security forces in the country, including the recent suicide blast in a Peshawar mosque

Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws
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Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws

The leaders of the Taliban have insisted that the harsh policies they have implemented in Afghanistan since capturing Kabul in August 2021 are based on Islamic laws

Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban 'fears' ISIS threat from Pakistan
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Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban 'fears' ISIS threat from Pakistan

Taliban and Pakistan’s relationship are now on an edgy path. On one part Taliban felt threatened by Pakistan while on the other side, Islamabad faced severe repercussions for supporting the group

WATCH: 9 men given public lashings in Afghanistan in latest show of Taliban brutality
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WATCH: 9 men given public lashings in Afghanistan in latest show of Taliban brutality

The lashings were the latest example of harsh policies inspired by Islamic law or Sharia imposed by the Taliban after they captured Kabul and started controlling most of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of NATO forces led by the US in August 2021

Taliban wants to send envoy to Delhi, boost ties between India, Afghanistan
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Taliban wants to send envoy to Delhi, boost ties between India, Afghanistan

The proposed candidates to become the envoy to India for Afghanistan's current rulers include controvertial Taliban leader Abdul Qahar Balkhi, who is alleged to have issued death threats against journalists

Pakistan: CTD arrests 7 militants in Punjab province
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Pakistan: CTD arrests 7 militants in Punjab province

According to the CTD spokesperson in Punjab, the department arrested seven militants belonging to various banned groups, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), in an intelligence-based operation across the province

Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban
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Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban

The country’s Taliban rulers a day earlier ordered women nationwide to stop attending private and public universities effective immediately and until further notice

Afghanistan: 3 killed in attack on Chinese hotel in Kabul
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Afghanistan: 3 killed in attack on Chinese hotel in Kabul

According to a statement by Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the attack on the hotel ended after the Afghan security forces killed the three attackers

Afghanistan: Blasts, shots rock Kabul as popular Chinese hangout attacked
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Afghanistan: Blasts, shots rock Kabul as popular Chinese hangout attacked

Attacks on Chinese officials have become a regular occurrence in Balochistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan in recent years. However, this is the first time that Chinese officials and citizens have been targeted inside Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Blast, shots near China guest house in Kabul
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Afghanistan: Blast, shots near China guest house in Kabul

Although the Taliban claim to have improved national security since storming back to power in August last year, there have been scores of bomb blasts and attacks -- many claimed by the local chapter of the Islamic State group

US envoy meets Indian officials, discusses shared interests in Afghanistan
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US envoy meets Indian officials, discusses shared interests in Afghanistan

Despite their differences over the role of Pakistan in the region, India and the United States (US) share several common interests in Afghanistan

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat, condemns attack on envoy in Kabul
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Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat, condemns attack on envoy in Kabul

Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani survived an attack on Pakistan's embassy in Kabul on Friday, drawing immediate condemnation and a demand for a probe from Islamabad. Nizamani was targeted by unidentified gunmen while taking a walk in the embassy compound. His guard was critically injured in the attack

Afghanistan: Pakistan issues clarification after 'hackers' attack Kandahar consulate
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Afghanistan: Pakistan issues clarification after 'hackers' attack Kandahar consulate

Some of those 'unsolicited tweets' had announced that the Pakistan consulate in Kandhar will be closed for two days in protest against alleged support to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan - also known as the Pakistan Taliban - by the Taliban government of Afghanistan

Taliban will hunt down Pakistan embassy assailants, Afghanistan FM tells Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
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Taliban will hunt down Pakistan embassy assailants, Afghanistan FM tells Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

During a phone call with Pakistan foreign minister Bilwal Bhutto Zardari, Amir Khan Muttaqi also said that the Taliban government of Afghanistan is trying to find the perpetrators of the attack on the Pakistan Embassy and bring them to justice

Afghanistan: Former Afghan PM Gulbuddin Hekmatyar escapes assassination attempt in Kabul, 2 suicide bombers killed
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Afghanistan: Former Afghan PM Gulbuddin Hekmatyar escapes assassination attempt in Kabul, 2 suicide bombers killed

The attack took place on Hekmatyar's building in the Darulaman area of Kabul. Former Afghanistan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the leader of Hizb-e-Islami party

Afghanistan: Almost 2 dozen students killed as blast hits Afghan madrassa
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Afghanistan: Almost 2 dozen students killed as blast hits Afghan madrassa

There have been dozens of blasts and attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power by capturing Kabul in August last year, most claimed by the Afghan chapter of the Islamic State (IS) group

Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar meets Afghan counterpart, top Taliban leaders in Kabul
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Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar meets Afghan counterpart, top Taliban leaders in Kabul

The meeting between Pakistan's Minister of State Hina Rabbani Khar and Amir Khan Muttaki, Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan took place a day after the Pakistan Taliban (TTP) declared that it will no longer observe a month-long ceasefire with the Pakistani government, raising security concerns i