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Watch: Video on Taliban's 'military manoeuvre' leaves social media astonished; see what happened
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Watch: Video on Taliban's 'military manoeuvre' leaves social media astonished; see what happened

The clip, which was posted by journalist Abdulhaq Omeri today, 25 April, shows a convoy of Taliban vehicles going forward on an empty street

Desperate times call for desperate measures: How the economic crisis is forcing Afghans to sell their children
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Desperate times call for desperate measures: How the economic crisis is forcing Afghans to sell their children

Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last year has worsened the dire humanitarian situation in the country after 20 years of war and America's occupation

Threatened, beaten and risking arrests, Afghan women defy Taliban with protests
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Threatened, beaten and risking arrests, Afghan women defy Taliban with protests

Women once made up at least a quarter of the government workforce. But the Taliban have allowed only a handful of female medical workers and educators to retain their government jobs.

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women: Here's how group has clamped down on Afghani women's freedom
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Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women: Here's how group has clamped down on Afghani women's freedom

The guidance issued by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which also called on vehicle owners to refuse rides to women not wearing headscarves, has drawn condemnation from rights activists.

Pakistan to allow India to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, says Imran Khan
India

Pakistan to allow India to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, says Imran Khan

Earlier, there had been reports that Pakistan had blocked India's efforts to provide wheat to the Afghan people, amid the chill in relations between New Delhi and Islamabad over the Kashmir issue

NSA Ajit Doval chairs eight-nation regional dialogue on Afghanistan; key points from meet
India

NSA Ajit Doval chairs eight-nation regional dialogue on Afghanistan; key points from meet

India is hosting the dialogue to firm up a common approach for confronting increasing threats of terrorism, radicalisation and drug trafficking following the Taliban's takeover of Kabul

India to host regional NSAs today: From agenda to anticipated outcomes, all you need to know about event
India

India to host regional NSAs today: From agenda to anticipated outcomes, all you need to know about event

This is not any protocol-driven dialogue, it is a special dialogue with a practical outlook, the big point is will Kabul read the writing on the wall.

How India’s NSA-level meet will help crack the Afghan riddle, expose Pakistan’s duplicity
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How India’s NSA-level meet will help crack the Afghan riddle, expose Pakistan’s duplicity

The 10 November meet under Ajit Doval will not just showcase India’s clout in the region, but also project Pakistan as an integral part of the Taliban problem

Taliban imposes complete ban on use of foreign currency in Afghanistan
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Taliban imposes complete ban on use of foreign currency in Afghanistan

The US dollar is the widespread medium of exchange in Afghanistan's markets and the move is certain to cause further disruption in the country’s economy

Narendra Modi arrives in Rome for G20 Summit, will call on Pope Francis during two-day visit
India

Narendra Modi arrives in Rome for G20 Summit, will call on Pope Francis during two-day visit

In Rome, the Prime Minister will join other G20 Leaders during the 16th summit in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.

India wants to work with US to counter possible threats from terrorists groups working with Taliban: Pentagon
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India wants to work with US to counter possible threats from terrorists groups working with Taliban: Pentagon

India is concerned about the intersection between the instability in Afghanistan and their counterterrorism concerns

In joint appeal, Pakistan, China urge world to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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In joint appeal, Pakistan, China urge world to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the international community to swiftly send aid to Afghanistan, where people are facing food and medicine shortages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to participate in G-20 meet and Climate Summit from 29 October to 2 November
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to participate in G-20 meet and Climate Summit from 29 October to 2 November

Modi will attend the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the climate summit at the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson

Top strategic expert decodes what Taliban takeover in Afghanistan means for India, other stakeholders
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Top strategic expert decodes what Taliban takeover in Afghanistan means for India, other stakeholders

Professor Harsh V Pant says global jihadist networks are celebrating Taliban victory and they are very likely to attack countries like India

Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record
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Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record

However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commended the Taliban for their efforts to stabilise the military-political situation in the country and ensure the operation of state structures

Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation
World

Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation

The Taliban had since 2018 barred UN-organised vaccination teams from door-to-door campaigns in parts of Afghanistan under their control over fears of spy infiltration

Meet Zalmay Khalilzad, US negotiator whose oversight pushed Afghans back under Taliban rule
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Meet Zalmay Khalilzad, US negotiator whose oversight pushed Afghans back under Taliban rule

The 70-year-old Afghan-American envoy spent years as Washington's point man for talks with the Taliban that paved the way for the deal to see the US end its longest war and exit Afghanistan

Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules
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Still barred from school, Afghan girls yearn for lessons and question arbitrary gender rules

The de facto Taliban education minister has told the UNICEF that a framework to allow all girls to go to secondary school will be announced soon

Afghans say can't endure hard-line Taliban, pack bags hoping for a chance to leave
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Afghans say can't endure hard-line Taliban, pack bags hoping for a chance to leave

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in the frantic days between the 15 August Taliban takeover and the official end of the evacuation on 30 August.

Narendra Modi at G20 Summit: ‘Afghanistan must not become source of radicalisation and terrorism’, says PM
India

Narendra Modi at G20 Summit: ‘Afghanistan must not become source of radicalisation and terrorism’, says PM

Modi conveyed support for the important role of the UN in Afghanistan and called for a renewed backing of the G20 for the message contained in the UNSC resolution on Afghanistan