Pakistan caught in Imran and floods maelstrom

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Five months ago, with the tacit approval of the army, nearly all Opposition parties in Pakistan had unseated Prime Minister Imran Khan…

England cricketers arrive for first Pakistan tour since 2005

A 19-man England squad captained by Jos Buttler will play seven Twenty20 games against Pakistan in Karachi and Lahore from 20 September to 2 October as…

Taliban, Pak military trade barbs over clash along Durand Line

Islamabad/Kabul, Sep 15 (IANS) The Taliban government in Afghanistan and the Pakistani military have traded barbs over a clash along the Durand Line, the countries’ international…

Maulana Masood Azhar not in Afghanistan, but in Pakistan: Taliban

Kabul, Sep 14 (IANS) Following Pakistans letter to Kabul seeking to locate, report and arrest Maulana Masood Azhar — the head of banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed –…

Tight-lipped Taliban Leaders Gather After U.S. Says Zawahiri Killed

Tight-lipped Taliban Leaders Gather After U.S. Says Zawahiri Killed..  Top leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban were holding discussions on Wednesday about how to respond to a U.S. drone strike in Kabul…

Taliban kidnap nine Westerners including former BBC journalist

Taliban kidnap nine Westerners including former BBC journalist..  Two journalists working for the United Nations have been detained in Kabul, Afghanistan, the global agency said in a tweet Friday February…

Afghanistan’s top porn star slams Taliban after her father’s alleged plot to have her killed

Afghanistan’s top porn star slams Taliban after her father’s alleged plot to have her killed.. 28-year-old Yasmeena Ali, a top porn star from Afghanistan has opened up about the risks she’s taken…

Biden says U.S. won’t consider Taliban’s ‘aspirations for legitimacy’ until hostage is released

Biden says U.S. won’t consider Taliban’s ‘aspirations for legitimacy’ until hostage is released..   President Joe Biden on Sunday called for the release of U.S. Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, who was…

A baby handed to a US soldier during the chaotic Kabul airport pullout has been reunited with his family

A baby handed to a US soldier during the chaotic Kabul airport pullout has been reunited with his family..  A baby who was separated from his parents during the chaotic…

Prominent Afghan Professor arrested for criticising Taliban on social media

Prominent Afghan Professor arrested for criticising Taliban on social media…  The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments, including the new rulers in…

Afghanistan’s ex-President Ashraf Ghani reveals why he fled the country as the Taliban approached Kabul

Afghanistan’s ex-President Ashraf Ghani reveals why he fled the country as the Taliban approached Kabul.. Afghanistan’s former president , Ashraf Ghani has given an insight into his final days in…

Vice President Harris expressed concern that the Taliban is not providing ‘appropriate treatment’ to Afghan women and girls

Vice President Harris expressed concern that the Taliban is not providing ‘appropriate treatment’ to Afghan women and girls..  Vice President Kamala Harris said on Sunday that she is concerned about…

The international community has no choice than to work with the Taliban – Exiled former Afghanistan president says

The international community has no choice than to work with the Taliban – Exiled former Afghanistan president says..  Former Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai, now living in exile in the UAE, …

Hundreds of former Afghan forces have disappeared or were killed by Taliban – Human Rights Watch

Hundreds of former Afghan forces have disappeared or were killed by Taliban – Human Rights Watch..  More than 100 former Afghan security forces have been killed by the Taliban or…

Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women from appearing in TV dramas

Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women from appearing in TV dramas.. Female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen, although the guidelines do not…

An Afghan family handed their baby to US soldiers during the chaotic Kabul airport pullout. Months later, their child is still missing.

An Afghan family handed their baby to US soldiers during the chaotic Kabul airport pullout. Months later, their child is still missing…  It’s been nearly three months since Mirza Ali…

Taliban beheads rising female volleyball player and posts photo online, coach says

Taliban beheads rising female volleyball player and posts photo online, coach says..  Mahjabin Hakimi, a member of the Afghanistan women’s youth volleyball team, has reportedly been beheaded by the Taliban…

Destitute Afghan families ‘are selling their children to make ends meet’ with the country’s economy on brink of collapse

Destitute Afghan families ‘are selling their children to make ends meet’ with the country’s economy on brink of collapse…  Destitute Families in Afghanistan are reportedly being forced to sell their children to pay…

The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan…  The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an…

Taliban fighters frolic on amusement park rides and eat sweet while over 50 were killed in mosque bombing

Taliban fighters frolic on amusement park rides and eat sweet while over 50 were killed in mosque bombing.. Taliban fighters were seen enjoying themselves at an amusement park in Kabul, Afghanistan, while Muslims…