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Afghanistan Flag Will Be Part of Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony Despite Taliban's Takeover, Says IPC Chief

Aug 23, 2021 PTI

The country's athletes were forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Paralympics after Taliban's took over Afghanistan

Kabul Airlift Is Accelerating But Still Hampered By Chaos

Aug 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

'The evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful, no matter when it started, when we began,' Joe Biden said.


Over 260 Afghan Sikhs In Kabul Gurdwara Need Help In Evacuation: US Sikh body

So far, only India has helped evacuation of Afghan Sikhs after the takeover of the country by the Taliban.

Why Kamala Harris’ Asia Visit Amid Afghan Crisis Is Important

Aug 23, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Kamala Harris will become the first US vice president to travel to Vietnam. Her visit, however, comes at a time of a humiliating withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.


Under Taliban Shadow, Afghanistan Cricket Board Names Azizullah Fazli As Acting Chairman

Fazli has earlier served as Afghanistan Cricket chairman from September 2018 to July 2019

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20 August, 2021

Taliban Kill Deutsche Welle Reporter's Relative While Hunting For Him

Associated Press (AP)

The broadcaster said in a statement on Thursday that Taliban fighters were looking for the Deutsche Welle reporter and searching homes in western Afghanistan.


20 August, 2021

Taliban Hunting Down Afghans On Blacklist: Report

Deutsche Welle

The Taliban have been conducting 'targeted door-to-door visits' to find people on the list, according to an intelligence report. It appears to contradict the more moderate image that the group has been trying to portray.


20 August, 2021

Twelve People Died In Kabul Airport Due To Stampedes Not Gunshots: An Eyewitness

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Mubariz spoke to Outlook over a call at 3:00 am from the Kabul airport on August 20 and narrated the chaotic situation which led to the death of around 12 people.


20 August, 2021

Shamsia Hassani: The Afghan Female Graffiti Artist Capturing Women's Voices

Deutsche Welle

Afghanistan's first female street artist depicts Afghan women as they face renewed Taliban threats. Despite the danger, she pursues her work of resistance.


19 August, 2021

Afghanistan: What Taliban Takeover Means For The Region

Deutsche Welle

China, India, Iran and Pakistan have disparate interests in Afghanistan, and they are all now looking to forge good ties with the country's new rulers.


19 August, 2021

Calls For Britain's Foreign Secretary To Resign For Not Interrupting Holiday During Afghan Crisis

Associated Press (AP)

Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who was on a holiday on the Greek island of Crete, did not call his Afghan counterpart on Friday after officials suggested he 'urgently' do so in order to arrange help for those who supported British troops.


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19 August, 2021

Uttarakhand Govt Asks People To Submit Details Of Stranded Kin In Afghanistan

Outlook Web Bureau

The state government is making all efforts with the help from the Centre to ensure safe return of people from Uttarakhand stranded in Afghanistan


19 August, 2021

Was Joe Biden Handcuffed By Donald Trump's Taliban Deal In Doha?

Associated Press (AP)

Chris Miller, acting defence secretary in the final months of the Trump administration, chafed at the idea that Biden was handcuffed by the agreement.


19 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: Taliban Triumph Means More Worries In Africa

Deutsche Welle

The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has taken the world by surprise. In Africa, it compounds the worry and fear in countries struggling to crush Islamist insurgencies.


19 August, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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


19 August, 2021

India Should Have Publicly Engaged With Taliban Earlier: Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

Though the situation is not 'adversarial', even a semblance of friendship has disappeared and that is why the Indian government is 'very careful', Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh said.


19 August, 2021

In Kabul, Terrified Afghans Wait For The Call To Safety

Deutsche Welle

As the Taliban swept into Kabul, Germany scrambled to evacuate its citizens. But Afghans who had long worked for its forces had to wait for a call to safety, then brave the dangerous route to the airport.


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19 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: 3 Dead, 12 Injured As Taliban Open Fire At Protesting Crowd In Jalalabad; Watch Video

Outlook Web Bureau

The clash took place at Pashtunistan Square in Jalalabad, which is about 115 km from the capital city of Kabul.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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