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Ashraf Ghani

Only Way To Save Six Million Afghans: Ashraf Ghani Apologises For Fleeing From Taliban

Sep 09, 2021 PTI

Ghani, who has been criticised for leaving Afghans to an uncertain fate under the Taliban, also denied reports that he left Kabul with millions of dollars in cash from the treasury.

India Monitoring Pakistan’s Role In Afghanistan: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Sep 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Pakistan is a neighbor of Afghanistan and has supported and nurtured the Taliban.


Afghanistan Crisis: Didn't Take Money, Couldn't Even Change Shoes, Says Ashraf Ghani; Vows To Return Home

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also denied claims by his country's ambassador to Tajikistan that he had stolen millions of dollars from state funds.

Explainer: What's Happening In Afghanistan And How Taliban Took Over

Aug 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. and its allies melted away.


Kabul Talks Aimed At Bringing Other Non Taliban Leaders Into Government

Discussion appeared to focus on how a Taliban-dominated government would respond to rights gained over the last 20 years.

17 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Who Are The Taliban?

Deutsche Welle

The militant Islamist group has taken back power in Afghanistan. Here's what you need to know about the Taliban's leadership structure, their history and what to expect from their new reign.


17 August, 2021

Joe Biden Warns Taliban Of Swift And Forceful Response If US Personnel Are Attacked

Deutsche Welle

With the US increasingly under fire over its decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said he stood 'squarely behind' his move.


17 August, 2021

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Fled With Cars, Chopper Full Of Cash: Russia

Outlook Web Bureau

Media reports suggested that Ghani may have fled to the neighbouring Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, but there was no official confirmation of his whereabouts.


17 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Flights Suspended From Kabul Airport, India Says Will Ensure Security Of Its Nationals

Outlook Web Bureau

The airport has already been shut for commercial flights and subsequently, the US military has taken control of the airport security to facilitate the evacuation of foreign diplomats and citizens.


16 August, 2021

Cry, My Beloved Afghanistan

Kumar M Tiku

When the dust settles down, the image that will come back to haunt us is that of a soaring young bird, having its wings clipped in mid-flight, hurtling down on terra firma with a thud, bloodied, bruised and battered.


16 August, 2021

‘Want Afghans To Thrive, Not Simply Survive’: Pakistan FM

Outlook Web Desk

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the political settlement in Afghanistan is the only way forward.


16 August, 2021

Pakistan's National Carrier Halts Flights To Kabul Amid Taliban Crisis

Associated Press (AP)

Spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said Monday that Pakistan International Airlines decided to protect passengers, the crew and the planes after consulting the Afghan civil aviation authorities.


16 August, 2021

UN Security Council Meet On Afghanistan Following Taliban Takeover

Outlook Web Desk

This is the second time UNSC has convened a meeting within a week.


16 August, 2021

Why Afghan Citizens Will Find It Hard To Forgive Ashraf Ghani

Seema Guha

Ghani will justify his decision to go by saying that this was the only way out for him to ensure the safety of Kabul residents.


16 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Kabul Airspace Closed, Flights Stalled, Says Air India

Outlook Web Bureau

The Afghanistan airspace on Monday was declared 'uncontrolled' by the Kabul airport and transit flights have been asked to avoid it.


16 August, 2021

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani Leaves Kabul 'To Prevent Bloodshed'

Deutsche Welle

Ashraf Ghani's departure comes after the Islamist militants captured most of Afghanistan in a lightning offensive that lasted less than two weeks.


16 August, 2021

US Troops Fire As Desperate Afghans Crowd To Catch A Flight At Kabul Airport

Outlook Web Desk

The US has said it would deploy 6,000 troops at the airport to ensure safe departure of its citizens and friends and allies from Afghanistan.


16 August, 2021

Afghan Embassy In India Berates President Ghani For Ceding Power To Taliban, Official Says Account Hacked

Outlook Web Desk

The embassy’s Press Secretary announced the hacking, following a tweet berating Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appeared on the official handle.


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Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

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Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

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People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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