Flash Floods In Western Afghanistan Leave 50 Dead, Dozens Missing

Flash floods resulting from heavy seasonal rains have wreaked havoc in western Afghanistan, claiming at least 50 lives and leaving dozens missing, according to a Taliban official on Saturday. The death toll is based on preliminary reports and may rise, news agency AP reported. Afghanistan has been experiencing unusually heavy seasonal rains. Abdul Wahid Hamas, … Read more

‘Potential Risk Of…’: US State Dept Warns Of Sanctions After India, Iran Ink Chabahar Port Deal

Last Updated: May 14, 2024, 00:35 IST Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal oversees the signing of a landmark contract for the operation of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar, fost India signs 10-year contract to develop Chabahar port, enhancing trade with Central Asia, despite US sanctions risks. Boosts regional connectivity … Read more

Flash floods in Afghanistan sweep away livelihoods, leaving hundreds dead, missing

Shopkeeper Nazer Mohammad ran home as soon as he heard about flash floods crashing into the outskirts of a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. By the time he got there, there was nothing left, including his family of five. “Everything happened just all of a sudden. I came home, but there was no home there, … Read more

Over 300 Killed, 1000 Homes Destroyed By Flash Floods In Afghanistan, UN Says | World News

More than 300 people reportedly died on Saturday due to flash floods in Afghanistan that destroyed over 1000 houses, according to AP, citing the U.N. Food Agency. The floods primarily struck the northern province of Baghlan; the region has suffered the most damage. The World Food Programme announced that it is distributing fortified biscuits to … Read more

‘Woman Safe In Afghanistan:’ Taliban Message To India After Jharkhand Horror? Selfie Goes Viral

Published on Mar 07, 2024 12:59 PM IST Taliban social media accounts posted this selfie with foreign tourists. The selfie was posted shortly after a Spanish tourist was gangraped in Jharkhand. One of the captions read, ‘no one can dare to harm women in Afghanistan’. As per Taliban accounts on Twitter, now X, the tourists … Read more

Taliban Free Austrian National, 84, Held in Afghanistan; Qatari Government Helps Secure Their Release

Last Updated: February 26, 2024, 11:59 IST Released taliban hostage and Austrian national Herbert Fritz speaks with the media after disembarking from a plane, in Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2024. (Reuters) The Taliban releases 84-year-old Austrian Herbert Fritz after his arrest in Afghanistan last May. Qatar mediated his release The Taliban have released an 84-year-old … Read more

China Defends President Xi Accepting Afghan Taliban Envoy’s Diplomatic Credentials

China on Wednesday defended its President Xi Jinping receiving the credentials from the official of the Taliban-headed interim government in Afghanistan, saying that it is a normal diplomatic arrangement and urged the international community not to exclude the Afghan militant group even though it is yet to respond to global concerns. Xi on Tuesday received … Read more

Passenger Plane Crashes In Afghanistan’s Northern Badakhshan, Casualties Feared

A Russian-registered charter plane carrying six individuals mysteriously disappeared from radar screens over Afghanistan, leaving authorities puzzled about its fate. The incident unfolded on Saturday, with Afghan police subsequently receiving reports of a potential crash, news agency Reuters reported. The aircraft, identified as a charter ambulance flight, commenced its journey from Thailand’s Utapao Airport in Pattaya … Read more

Taliban Arrest, Lash Girls For Violating ‘Hijab Rules’ In Afghanistan: Report

New Delhi: The Taliban have been coming on stronger and arresting young girls for violating the ‘hijab rules’, across the Afghan capital, Kabul. The girls, who were detained in shopping centres, classes and street markets – were accused of “spreading and encouraging others to wear a bad hijab” and wearing makeup, reported The Guardian. The … Read more