Afghanistan: Eight people injured in grenade attack on religious school in Nangarhar

Unidentified assailants tossed a hand grenade into a religious school in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Saturday. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic State terrorists are widespread and active across the nation, mainly in the east, and frequently attack Taliban forces and religious minorities.
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Yesterday

Gunmen attack anti-polio team in Pakistan; injures one worker

Gunmen open fire at a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. Unidentified assailants opened fire at the team in Mir Ali tehsil in North Waziristan tribal district. It is the latest attack on vaccination teams in recent years by militants in the restive region.
#Pakistan #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #Health


2 days ago

Taliban leader hails Afghan victory at gathering to forge national unity

Haibatullah Akhundzada hailed the Islamists’ 2021 takeover of Afghanistan. The reclusive supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban praised the Islamists' victory last August. The meeting was called to forge national unity and attended by religious leaders from around the country. He received pledges of allegiance from participants raising their hands.
#HaibatullahAkhundzada #Taliban #Islam #Afghan #Afghanistan #SensitiveSubjects


2 days ago

Afghanistan: 8 injured after Grenade attack on religious school

Unidentified elements threw a hand grenade into a religious school in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. The attack came amid a three-day gathering of religious scholars and elders in the capital Kabul. The participants of the jirga, or grand assembly, are expected to announce their decisions on a series of issues.
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2 days ago

NATO has returned to its cold war-era military security schemes, claims...

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushkos said NATO has returned to Cold War-era military security schemes. NATO’s alleged U-turn commenced somewhere between 2012 and 2013 when NATO passed a principled decision to end its mission in Afghanistan. NATO was formed in 1949 with an aim to counter the erstwhile Soviet Union.
#AlexanderGrushkos #NATO #Russian #ColdWar #Afghanistan #LawGovernment #Government #News


2 days ago

There has been an increasing attempt towards removing women from public life...

India voiced concern over the increasing attempt towards removing women from public life in Afghanistan. Called for ensuring protection of rights of women and girls and that long-fought gains of last two decades are not reversed. The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in mid-August 2021 after seizing the capital Kabul.
#Taliban #Afghanistan #PeopleSociety


2 days ago

UNHRC urges Taliban to allow Afghan women participation in civil, political,...

Afghanistan women are reeling under the most signifcant and rapid roll-back of their rights ever since the Taliban overhaul took place in August last year, said UN Human Rights iCommissioner Michelle Bachelet. UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, called on the interim government to create a meaningful dialogue with Afghan women.
#MichelleBachelet #UNHRC #Afghan #Afghanistan #SensitiveSubjects #News


2 days ago

India at UNHRC highlights rising efforts to 'remove' women from public life...

India at the UNHCR stressed that there were rising efforts to ‘remove’ women from public life in Afghanistan. Called for protection of the rights of Afghan women and girls, including their right to education. Also called for unhindered access to international assistance to Afghanistan as the nation is struggling for aid post the deadly earthquake that claimed lives of over 1,000 people.
#UNHCR #Afghan #India #SensitiveSubjects


2 days ago

India Capable of Competing Against Any Team Outside Top Eight in Asia: Igor Stimac

India qualified for the AFC Asian Cup with three wins out of three in the third round of qualifiers. Head coach Igor Stimac is confident that his team can compete against teams outside the top eight in Asia. India beat Cambodia, Afghanistan and Hong Kong scoring eight goals and shipping just one in return.
#IgorStimac #AFCAsianCup #India #Sports #TeamSports #Soccer


2 days ago

‘Best foreign secretary that India never had’, led back-channel talks with Pak

Satinder Lambah led the back-channel process between India and Pakistan from 2005 till 2014. Lambah also served as special envoy to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2004. He was born in pre-Partition Peshawar, as was his wife Nilima, and during his two tours of duty in that country, he built a formidable range of contacts among Pakistan's political and social elites.
#SatinderLambah #Partition #India #LawGovernment #Government #SensitiveSubjects


2 days ago

‘Best foreign secretary that India never had’, led back-channel talks with Pak

Satinder Lambah led the back-channel process between India and Pakistan from 2005 till 2014. Lambah also served as special envoy to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2004. He was born in pre-Partition Peshawar, as was his wife Nilima, and during his two tours of duty in that country, he built a formidable range of contacts among Pakistan's political and social elites.
#SatinderLambah #Partition #India #LawGovernment #Government #SensitiveSubjects


2 days ago

'Who are you to lecture Afghanistan?': Taliban supreme leader appears in Kabul

Hibatullah Akhundzada insists sharia law is the only model for a successful Islamic state. The reclusive leader has not been filmed or photographed in public since the Taliban returned to power in August. He was addressing a major gathering of religious scholars in the Afghan capital.
#HibatullahAkhundzada #Taliban #Islamic #Afghan #Afghanistan #SensitiveSubjects


3 days ago

At UNHRC meet, India pushes to save dwindling women's rights in Afghanistan

India has called for the protection of rights of women and girls, including their right to education. Ambassador Puneet Agrawal expressed his condolences to those impacted by the recent earthquake in Afghanistan and also stated that as a true friend of Afghanistan, India has dispatched 27 tons of emergency relief assistance in two flights.
#PuneetAgrawal #UNHRC #India #PeopleSociety #SocialIssuesAdvocacy


3 days ago

At UN meet, India red flags erosion of rights of women, girls in Afghanistan

India expresses deep concern at the erosion of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan. Puneet Agrawal, India’s deputy permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, said India is ‘deeply concerned’ about the recent developments in Afghanistan, which directly impact the well-being of women.
#PuneetAgrawal #India #PeopleSociety


3 days ago

'Stop Interfering in Afghanistan', Says Taliban Leader in Rare Appearance

Hibatullah Akhundzada has not been filmed or photographed in public since the Taliban returned to power in August. He was addressing a major gathering of religious scholars in Kabul called to rubber-stamp the hardline Islamist group’s rule. Over 3,000 clerics have gathered in Kabul since Thursday for the three-day men-only meeting.
#HibatullahAkhundzada #Taliban #Islam #Afghanistan #SensitiveSubjects


3 days ago

Dealing with Taliban: Why India must tread with caution in Afghanistan

Taliban may at the moment want to project their distance from Islamabad, but their umbilical cord is attached to Rawalpindi, and it would be foolhardy to overlook this fact. India has sent a ‘technical team’ which is going to be based at Kabul. Development follows the visit of an Indian delegation in early June.
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3 days ago

Afghan Sikhs arrive in Delhi with ashes of man killed in Kabul gurdwara attack

A special flight ferrying a group of 11 Afghan Sikhs arrived at New Delhi from Kabul on Thursday. The group was taken to Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev Ji at Tilak Nagar in New Delhi. The Indian government had on June 19 granted emergency e-visas to 111 Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan.
#AfghanSikh #Indian #Delhi #SensitiveSubjects #Travel


4 days ago

India Delivers Another Consignment of Medical Aid to Afghanistan

India has supplied 20 tons of medical assistance in seven batches to Afghanistan in the last few months. The medicines were handed over to the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital in Kabul. India has been pitching for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country following the capture of power by the Taliban.
#India #Health


4 days ago

SGPC & GoI to commence resettlement of 11 Sikhs in Delhi days after Kabul...

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in coordination with Puneet Singh Chandhok's Indian World Forum and the Government of India has commenced bringing back distressed Sikhs from Afghanistan. 11 Afghan Sikhs are scheduled to arrive in Delhi today (June 30) at around 11:30 AM on a special flight from Afghanistan's Kabul.
#PuneetSinghChandhok #SGPC&GoI #Sikh #AfghanSikh #Delhi #PeopleSociety #ReligionBelief


4 days ago

Days after Kabul Gurudwara attack, 11 Afghan Sikhs to arrive in Delhi today

A special flight from Kabul is scheduled to arrive at the Terminal 3 airport in Delhi at 11.30 am. The ashes of Sawinder Singh, who was killed during the attack, will also arrive with the group. Unidentified gunmen opened fire at one of the main gurdwaras in Afghanistan’s Kabul killing two persons.
#SawinderSingh #AfghanSikh #KabulGurudwara #SensitiveSubjects


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