The World Food Program (WFP)

International organisations start providing food, cash to desperate Afghans

The World Food Program (WFP), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun providing cash aid to dozens of vulnerable families in west of Kabul. WFP’s zone manager, Daoud Ghaznawi said that each family would receive 7,000 Afs in cash

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Russia warns of catastrophe if Taliban and world community fail to normalize situation

Afghanistan will face a new civil war, a top Russian security official has warned, if the Taliban and the world community fail to normalize the situation in the war-ravaged,  food-starved country soon

Explosion in mosque kills two in eastern Afghanistan, injured dozens amid rising ISKP threat

At least two people were killed and over two dozen were wounded on Friday when a bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan amid the fear of growing ISKP threat following the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government in August this year

Over 20 terror groups with 23,000 militants in Afghanistan, says Russian security chief; 18 million people starving in country

More than a score of terrorist organizations having a total strength of 23,000 militants are operating in Afghanistan at the moment, according to different estimates, Nikolay Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told Russian media in New Delhi following multilateral consultations on Afghanistan on Wednesday

Taliban allows girls’ school to open in Herat city ahead of UN credential committee meet

The Taliban, the new rulers of Afghanistan, has allowed the girls’ schools of higher secondary level to open in the western city of Herat, almost after three months after the group captured power

Nationwide polio vaccination drive starts in Afghanistan - with Taliban's support

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNICEF, a UN agency for children and women, began on Monday a nationwide polio vaccination drive-- the first in the last three years--in Afghanistan, the country now under the complete control of the hardline Islamist group, the Taliban

About 20 dead, dozens injured in Kabul hospital attack

About 20 people were killed and over 50 injured in an attack on a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, the latest assault to rock Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power

Afghan resistance front announces they will soon resume fight against Taliban

The anti-Taliban resistance front led by Ahmad Massoud and former Afghan first vice president Amrullah Saleh has announced they would resume their fighting soon against the Taliban, reported Russian news agency TASS, as the group’s leaders, believed to be based in neighboring Tajikistan, are trying to lobby support from key international players and regional powers

Russia sending mixed signals on Taliban

Russia, which became an important player after the US exit from Afghanistan, has been walking a thin line on the Taliban, staying away from outrightly recognizing the hardline Islamist regime while, at the same time, stressing the importance of continuing engagement with the Taliban

Taliban plans image makeover, announces formation of new national army; assures territory will not be used for attacks against others

The Taliban plans to create a new national army, said Taliban’s Defense Minister Mullah Yaqoob, adding the new force would be capable of defending the country’s territorial integrity

EU explores re-opening its mission in Kabul; Taliban says it will benefit Afghan people

The European Union (EU) is considering restoring its diplomatic mission in Afghanistan in the coming months as the bloc moves to explore ways to deal with the Taliban, the new rulers of Afghanistan

Collapse of former Afghan government harmed people’s interest, says Taliban now

The collapse of the former government was not in the interest of the Afghan people, Taliban Spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said, adding the situation would have been much better if they had reached a meaningful peace deal

Killings, bombings continue as clashes intensify between ISKP and Taliban in Afghanistan

On 16th August 2021, a day after the Taliban captured Kabul, the group’s leader Haibatullah Akhundzada issued a statement, claiming the war was over in Afghanistan

Taliban hails suicide bombers, offers cash and land to relatives

The Taliban, the new rulers of Afghanistan, praised its suicide bombers who died during the war in the last twenty years, fighting against the former government and its Western allies, and has offered their families and relatives sums of cash and promise of land

Recognition of Taliban not under discussion: Russia

Russia is not ready to recognize the Taliban for now, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding Moscow will work with other countries to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, US special envoy, resigns as America enters new phase in Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, who negotiated the 2020 Doha Deal with the Taliban, resigned on Tuesday--almost two months after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan--as the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, the US State Department confirmed