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Explosion Inside Afghanistan Mosque During Friday Congregation Prayers Leaves 37 Dead

Oct 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.

Several Feared Dead As Powerful Explosion Takes Place Inside Afghanistan Mosque

Oct 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The explosion has taken place inisde Shiite mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.


Taliban Claim Arrest Of 4 IS Members

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the operation was carried out Tuesday night by special unit forces in the Pashai area of Pagham district in Kabul province.

'No Shave': Taliban's Diktat To Barbers In Afghanistan Province

Sep 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The order in Helmand province was issued by the provincial Taliban government's vice and virtue department to barbers in Lashkar Gah.


Taliban Returns To Its Gruesome Past; Hangs Dead Body In Herat City Square

Taliban announced in the square that the four persons were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.

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21 September, 2021

US Orders Investigation Into Kabul Drone Strike Which Mistakenly Killed Civilians

Associated Press (AP)

Discrepancies between the military's initial claims about the strike and findings on the ground led to the skepticism around it.


19 September, 2021

Taliban Warns Female Workers Of Kabul City To Stay Home

Associated Press (AP)

Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work. He says this includes skilled workers in the design and engineering departments as well as female attendants of public toilets for women.


19 September, 2021

Wary Of Taliban US Citizens Live In Hiding In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

The US citizens live furtive existence of hiding in houses for weeks, keeping the lights off at night, moving from place to place, and donning baggy clothing and burqas to avoid detection if they absolutely must venture out.


18 September, 2021

Taliban Replaces Women's Ministry With All Male 'Vice And Virtue Ministry'

Associated Press (AP)

The move is the latest to harken back to the Taliban's harsh 1990's rule that imposed strict restrictions on women.


12 September, 2021

Women Can Study In Afghanistan In Segregated Classrooms With Islamic Dress: Taliban

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan's new rulers formed an all-male government.


09 September, 2021

First Commercial Flight From Kabul To Fly Out Americans

Associated Press (AP)

The departure of a large group of Americans would also signal that U.S. officials have come to an arrangement with the new Taliban rulers.


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09 September, 2021

Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

Associated Press (AP)

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.


08 September, 2021

Taliban Fired At Me But I Survived: A Young Protestor In Kabul

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook spoke to a young protestor in Kabul who narrated how the Taliban opened fire at the protestors and arrested thousands of men and women who were marching towards the Pakistani embassy at Karte Parwan


07 September, 2021

Afghan Protestors Including Women Throng Kabul Streets Chanting ‘Death To Pakistan’

Outlook Web Bureau

The protestors claimed that Pakistani jets conducted airstrikes in Panjshir province.


07 September, 2021

US-Built Databases A Potential Tool Of Taliban Repression

Associated Press (AP)

The Afghan Personnel and Pay System has data on more than 700,000 security forces members dating back 40 years, said a senior security official from the fallen government.


06 September, 2021

Could The Taliban Form An Alliance With Mexico's Drug Cartels?

Deutsche Welle

As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, they will further tighten their grip on opium poppy cultivation. This in turn will have an impact on the global drugs trade and in particular Mexico's powerful cartels.


06 September, 2021

Return To Cricket For Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan Won’t Be Easy As Women Players Remain In Peril

Outlook Web Bureau

Hobart, which is supposed to host Test between Australia and Afghanistan is having second thoughts due to persecution of Hazara Community


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06 September, 2021

The 'Oprah Of Afghanistan': Mozhdah Jamalzadah

Deutsche Welle

The Afghan-Canadian singer talks about the feminist songs her father wrote for her, and tells DW about her heartbreak following the current occupation of Afghanistan by the Taliban.


Photo Gallery

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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