At least three killed in clash on Iran-Afghanistan border
Iran has accused Afghanistan's Taliban rulers of violating a 1973 treaty by restricting the flow of water from the Helmand river to Iran's parched eastern regions, an accusation denied by the Taliban
Asif Durrani appointed as Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan
Asif Durrani was appointed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif two months after the post fell vacant in March when his predecessor Mohammad Sadiq resigned after serving for almost three years
'Afghanistan': Two-thirds of population face food insecurity
A large number of country's population is food insecure, including 875,000 children facing acute malnutrition, as per the report.
"Have legitimacy to serve...looking forward to India's response": Afghan Envoy on appointment of Charge d'Affaires by Ta
Stressing that he is Afghanistan's legitimate representative, Mamumdzay said that he has shared his concerns with the Indian government and is awaiting a response
Is Taliban taking over the Afghan embassy in New Delhi?
There’s a tussle going on at the Afghan embassy in New Delhi. The Taliban regime wants the earlier ambassador appointed by the previous Ashraf Ghani government to go; it wants its own person in charge. India is in a spot
Afghanistan: First polio case of 2023 reported in Nangarhar
The country's Ministry of Health under the caretaker Taliban regime said the first incidence of polio in Afghanistan since 2023 has been detected
China calls on Afghanistan to reform radical policies, urges changes on women's roles
A U.N. report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for carrying out public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing power in Afghanistan, and called on the country's rulers to halt such practices.
Road to Everywhere? What is China's Belt and Road Initiative now making an entry into Afghanistan?
The Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious infrastructure project to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and sea. Launched by Xi Jinping in 2013, some have referred to it as a new ‘Silk Road’. Experts say China is eyeing Afghanistan to protect its sizeable investment in Pakistan
Nearly 350 suicide attempts reported in Afghanistan in 2022
Poverty, family violence, unemployment and lack of freedom were among the major reasons behind this. However, there are more female suicide instances in Afghanistan than male ones
China promises to promote peace, stability in Afghanistan
Qin Gang, during a meeting with Amir Khan Muttaqi, Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister in Islamabad under the caretaker Taliban regime, said China will always stand firmly with the Afghan people and support Afghanistan in pursuing a development path that suits its national conditions
India, Russia, Pakistan call for representative government, urge Taliban to respect rights of Afghans
Concerns over the stability of Afghanistan are growing as the country struggles with its economy and humanitarian crises under Taliban rule.
Afghanistan: China urges international community to persuade Taliban for inclusive govt
At the dialogue, China hopes to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and trilateral cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to forge consensus, strengthen mutual trust, and jointly promote regional peace, stability, development, and prosperity
SCO foreign ministers meeting in Goa: Who will S Jaishankar meet? What will be discussed at the conclave?
Foreign ministers of SCO member states will hold key deliberations in Goa. Ahead of the summit, India’s S Jaishankar will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. All eyes will be on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who will be the first Pakistan foreign minister to visit India since December 2016
UN's World Food Program vows to combat Afghanistan humanitarian crisis despite difficulties
The UNICEF representative in Afghanistan estimates that 28 million people in Afghanistan, including 15 million children, need humanitarian aid and protective support
Afghan women protest against foreign recognition of Taliban ahead of UN summit
No nation has yet acknowledged the government as legitimate since the Taliban returned to power on the heels of a withdrawal from Afghanistan by US forces in 2021.
'De-facto authorities of Taliban not invited to UN Doha meeting', says spokesperson
The meeting, which is scheduled for May 1 and 2, will be centered around reinvigorating the international engagement around common objectives for a durable way forward in Afghanistan
UNSC unanimously condemns Taliban ban on Afghan women working for global agencies
The UNSC vote came days before a planned international meeting in Doha on May 1-2 on Afghanistan. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene behind closed doors special envoys on Afghanistan from various countries to work on a unified approach to dealing with the Taliban
Burning Hot: These regions are likely to witness record-smashing heat waves
Afghanistan is the most at-risk region for reporting extreme temperatures, says a new study. It also suggests that every region in the world must be prepared for record-breaking heat waves in the future. Is India on the list?
Taliban ‘consulted’ Pakistan Army before reaching out to India, claims new book
Abbas claimed that the Pakistan Army wanted the Taliban administration in Afghanistan to receive international aid and financial support which prompted them to give the green signal to the Taliban to re-establish ties with India
India’s ‘Operation Kaveri’ in Sudan and other daring evacuation operations to save Indians
India has launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate over 3,000 citizens who are trapped in Sudan amid the ongoing unrest. The country has always put the safety of its people first and has undertaken rescue operations to bring back those caught in conflict or hit by natural disasters overseas