Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian West.
KABUL, Oct 31: The Taliban called on the United States and other countries on Saturday to recognize their government in Afghanistan, saying that a failure to do so and the continued freezing of Afghan funds abroad would lead to problems not only for the country but for the world.
A small number of Nepali nationals deployed for the security of the UN agencies that are providing essential services to the Afghan people are still at work in Kabul. According to the MoFA, the UN has assured Nepal that it would take care of them and evacuate them safely in the case of any emergency situation.
PESHAWAR/KABUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Taliban government has sent an envoy to run the Afghan embassy in the Pakistani capital, senior Taliban sources said, as the new administration starts to take over Afghanistan's network of foreign delegations.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28: No representative from Afghanistan will address the annual high-level U.N. General Assembly in New York after the ambassador for the government ousted by the Taliban - who was due to speak on Monday - withdrew his name.
KABUL, Sept 26: The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled the hard-line movement’s return to some of its brutal tactics of the past.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22: The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Sept 14: The Taliban have denied that one of their top leaders has been killed in a shootout with rivals, following rumours about internal splits in the movement nearly a month after its lightning victory over the Western-backed government in Kabul.
Sept 10: Kabul on Thursday saw the departure of its first international commercial flight since last month's chaotic Western airlift, but hopes for a return to order were offset by U.N. reports of rising restrictions on women and a looming humanitarian disaster.
KABUL, Sept 9: Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government agreed to their evacuation, a U.S. official said.
WASHINGTON, Sept 8: Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's first female ambassador to the United States who left her post in July, is clearly horrified by the Taliban takeover of her country. But she is not surprised.
GENEVA, Sept 6: Hundreds of medical facilities in Afghanistan are at risk of imminent closure because the Western donors who finance them are barred from dealing with the new Taliban government, a World Health Organization official said on Monday.
Sept 6: The Taliban claimed victory on Monday over opposition forces in the Panjshir valley northeast of Kabul, completing their takeover of the country following the stunning capture of Kabul last month and the chaotic withdrawal of foreign troops.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 6: At least four planes chartered to evacuate several hundred people seeking to escape the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan have been unable to leave the country for days, officials said Sunday, with conflicting accounts emerging about why the flights weren’t able to take off as pressure ramps up on the United States to help those left behind to flee.
The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban carries enormous consequences for South Asia and beyond. Destabilization could start from there with Afghanistan once again becoming a safe haven for extremists working with their counterparts across the border in Pakistan. Developments in Afghanistan could significantly shift the balance of power and deepen the rivalry between the US and China.
WASHINGTON, August 31: For the first time since 2001 there are no American troops in Afghanistan after the United States completed the evacuation of most of its citizens and thousands of at-risk Afghans.
KABUL, AUGUST 30: A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said. An Afghan official said three children were killed in the strike.
KABUL, August 29: Taliban forces sealed off Kabul’s airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation, as the U.S. and its allies were ending a chaotic airlift that will end their troops’ two decades in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON, August 28: The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport.
KABUL, Afghanistan, August 27: Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.
August 25: Ashraf Haidari, an economist at the Aghan finance ministry, was waiting anxiously at home when a call came from the Taliban: a commander ordered him back to work so he could help run the country once the "crazy foreigners" had left.
KATHMANDU, August 24: Five former Nepali ambassadors have urged the Government of Nepal (GoN) to immediately take initiatives in its capacity as the current chair of the SAARC to start a dialogue with relevant countries in the region to address the emerging challenges due to the Afghanistan situation.
KABUL, August 22: A panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport killed seven Afghan civilians in the crowds, the British military said Sunday, showing the danger still posed to those trying to flee the Taliban’s takeover of the country.
DUBAI, Aug 22: The United Arab Emirates has agreed to host 5,000 Afghan nationals to be evacuated from their country for 10 days on their way to a third country at the request of the United States, the Gulf Arab state's foreign ministry said on Friday.
KATHMANDU, August 21: Thirty-six more Nepali nationals, who were stranded in Afghanistan, have been rescued and brought back home on Saturday. Similarly, some other Nepali nationals rescued are scheduled to land in Kathmandu on Saturday night.
KATHMANDU, August 21: In a bid to bring back Nepalis willing to leave Afghanistan, 165 people arrived in Kathmandu on Friday. They were brought to Nepal in a regular Jazeera Airways flight from Kuwait.
KABUL, August 19: Armed members of the Taliban kept people desperate to flee Afghanistan from reaching Kabul's airport on Wednesday, witnesses said, while President Joe Biden vowed to keep U.S. troops in the country until all Americans are evacuated.
August 18: Armed Taliban members knocked on doors in cities across Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, telling fearful residents to return to their jobs a day after the militants announced they wanted to revive the country's battered economy.
KATHMANDU, August 18: Over 400 Nepalis were rescued by the British Army from Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Along with Afghan refugees, Nepalis working in Kabul were rescued through an initiative of the British Army. They were taken to the UK and later sent to Nepal.
KATHMANDU, August 17: Chairperson of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Rabindra Mishra has tweeted an old photograph, reflecting the social status of women in Afghanistan some six decades ago. The photo which was apparently taken in the year 1960 has fuelled a debate over social media, with people comparing the war-torn country’s past and present.
KATHMANDU, August 16: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand, has directed the authorities concerned to prepare for repatriation of Nepali nationals living in Afghanistan. Home Minister Khand on Monday invited officials of Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation as well as chiefs of four security bodies at the Home Ministry and issued directive to them in this regard.
POKHARA, August 16: Many Nepali nationals working in Afghanistan are worried for their safety after Taliban insurgents take control of Kabul-- the capital city of the war-torn Afghanistan-- on Sunday. The fear of potential attacks by the Taliban has led thousands of people to leave the country in a haste.
KABUL, August 16: The Taliban declared the war in Afghanistan was over after insurgents took control of the presidential palace in Kabul as U.S.-led forces departed and Western nations scrambled on Monday to evacuate their citizens.
KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday and an official said President Ashraf Ghani had left the city for Tajikistan, capping the militants' lightning push for power.