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Respect for Human Rights key to expanding engagement with Taliban: UN Special Rapporteur

3 months 2 weeks ago

The UN special rapporteur for Afghanistan on Thursday emphasized prioritizing human rights, particularly women’s rights, in engagement with the Taliban. Richard Bennett painted a grim picture of human rights in Afghanistan, criticizing widespread torture and discrimination against women and minorities. Presenting his six-month report at the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, Bennett labeled […]

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Gaza officials accuse Israel of killing over 100 Palestinians during aid distribution

3 months 2 weeks ago

Gaza health officials claim that 112 Palestinians awaiting food aid were killed in a shooting by Israeli forces. Israel denies this claim, stating that the victims were killed in the chaos of a rush for aid packages trampled underfoot. An Israeli official stated that the incident consisted of two separate events that occurred hundreds of […]

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Gaza death toll surpasses 30,000

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Gaza Ministry of Health has declared that since the war between Hamas and Israel on October 7th, over 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza. Palestinian officials stated that a significant number of children have also lost their lives in the Shifa Hospital due to malnutrition, water scarcity, and famine. According to reports from […]

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Afghan Futsal player joins Al Tai FC in Saudi Arabia

3 months 2 weeks ago

Afghanistan’s renowned futsal talent, Hamid Reza Hossaini, is embarking on a new chapter in his career, as he officially signs with Saudi Arabia’s Al Tai FC team. Hossaini’s journey to Al Tai FC marks a significant milestone in his career, having previously showcased his skills both at the national level and in various club competitions. […]

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Doha agreement empowered Taliban, says US State Dept

3 months 2 weeks ago

The agreement signed between the United States and the de facto administration of Afghanistan in Doha four years ago empowered the group while undermining the Afghan government, the US State Department said on Thursday. According to the spokesperson of the US State Department, Mathew Miller, the agreement paved the way for the empowerment of the […]

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Prince Harry Raises Security Concerns After Al-Qaeda Threats for Killing 25 in Afghanistan

3 months 2 weeks ago

In a striking development that has garnered attention worldwide, Prince Harry has been embroiled in controversy and legal battles over security concerns, as reported by the British online news outlet, The Sun. This controversy stems from his candid revelations in his memoir, “Spare,” where he disclosed having killed 25 Taliban fighters during his service with […]

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Newlywed commits suicide in Central Afghanistan

3 months 2 weeks ago

Written By: Hakim Bigzaad Security officials in Ghazni province have reported that a newlywed woman has hanged herself in this province, putting an end to her life. Khalid Sarhadi, the spokesperson for the Ghazni security department, stated to the media on Thursday, February 29th, that this incident occurred in the “Qarabagh” district of this province. […]

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Biden must make Iran pay for proxy attacks: Ex-Trump Aide

3 months 2 weeks ago

Former U.S. Special Representative for Iran Affairs said Washington must compel Iran to directly pay the price for its proxy attacks on American forces. Brian Hook stated that as long as the Islamic Republic feels no pain, it will continue these attacks with impunity. The former special envoy of the Trump administration’s State Department told […]

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Women’s media work may be banned if faces are not covered: AFJC

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Afghanistan Journalists Center reports that the Minister of Virtue and Vice for the Taliban has issued a warning that if female reporters do not cover their faces on television, women’s work in the media may be prohibited. Expressing concern, the center has called for the cancellation of this Taliban decree. The Afghanistan Journalists Center […]

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Detention of Americans hinders Washington’s engagement with Taliban: US State Dept

3 months 2 weeks ago

The spokesperson for the US State Department stated that the detention of American citizens in Afghanistan has hindered positive engagement between Washington and the Taliban. Matthew Miller emphasized on Wednesday that US officials have underscored the immediate and unconditional release of these citizens in meetings with Taliban representatives. Regarding the fate of Ryan Corbett, an […]

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Pakistan and Denmark special envoys discuss Afghan migrants

3 months 2 weeks ago

Asif Ali Durrani and Lars Bo Møller, special representatives of Pakistan and Denmark respectively on Afghan affairs, met to discuss the issues concerning Afghan migrants, according to reports. Asif Ali Durrani, Pakistan’s special representative, announced on Thursday, February 29th, via his social media platform X, about his meeting with Lars Bo Møller, Denmark’s special representative […]

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Gaza residents on brink of famine; humanitarian aid airdropped

3 months 2 weeks ago

The United Nations has warned that a quarter of Gaza’s residents are on the brink of famine. Nonetheless, humanitarian aid from several countries has been air-dropped into Gaza for the people in need. Planes dropped thousands of food aid packages two days ago towards the shores of Rafah and Khan Yunis, where Palestinian voices had […]

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EU reports 18% increase in Asylum applications

3 months 2 weeks ago

The European Union’s migration agency has announced an 18% increase in asylum applications across its member countries in 2023. The agency, on Wednesday, February 28, stated in a report that Syrians and Afghans have the highest numbers of applicants. According to the report, in 2023, 1.4 million asylum requests were registered in EU member countries. […]

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Ex-White House official calls for revisiting Doha Accord with Taliban

3 months 2 weeks ago

Lisa Curtis, a former White House official, says Washington should set aside the Doha agreement and pursue new avenues of “conditional engagement” with the Taliban. Curtis, who was a senior policy advisor in the Trump administration at the time of the Doha agreement signing in February 2020, played a role in U.S. policy towards Afghanistan. […]

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Expert says North Korea’s first spy satellite ‘alive’ and manoeuvrable

3 months 2 weeks ago

According to Reuters, North Korea’s first spy satellite is “alive”, space experts said on Tuesday, after detecting changes in its orbit that suggested Pyongyang was successfully controlling the spacecraft – although its capabilities remain unknown. The Malligyong-1 satellite, following two previous unsuccessful attempts, was triumphantly launched into orbit in November. Although North Korean state media […]

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No part of Afghanistan’s soil is beyond control: Mujahid Responds to Russian Defense Minister

3 months 2 weeks ago

The de facto administration has dismissed concerns about threats emanating from Afghan soil against regional countries and has urged Russia and other nations to adopt a realistic approach towards Afghanistan. The spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, stated that no foreign groups exist in Afghanistan and no part of country’s territory is beyond the control of the Taliban. […]

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MacCaul threatens to hold Blinken in contempt over Afghanistan withdrawal Documents

3 months 2 weeks ago

Michael McCaul, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has renewed his threat to hold Secretary of State Antony Blinken in contempt of Congress if the department persists in withholding subpoenaed documents regarding the U.S.’s exit from Afghanistan in 2021. In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, McCaul stated, “The State Department’s After-Action […]

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3,500 tons of Soybeans and Wheat stranded at Afghanistan-Pakistan border: WFP

3 months 2 weeks ago

Around 3,500 tons of soybean-wheat mixture is currently stranded at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, according to the World Food Program (WFP). This delay is hindering the distribution of crucial food supplies to those in need. The WFP said, “Further delay in transit [soybean wheat mix] is a significant risk for about 378,000 pregnant women who will […]

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Girls vie for public health leadership positions in Central Afghanistan

3 months 2 weeks ago

Written By: Hakim Bigzaad The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan has announced the recruitment of girls for the leadership of public health in Logar province through an open competition. The ministry recently stated on its official page that more than 20 vacant positions were filled through an open competition in Logar province, with approximately […]

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Iran to block border with Afghanistan with concrete wall

3 months 2 weeks ago

The ambassador and special representative of Iran for Afghanistan stated that it is planned for the border blockade of that country with Afghanistan to be in the form of a concrete wall. Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan, in an interview with the Iranian news agency ISNA regarding the issue of physical blockade of […]

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