Taliban call for help after devastating earthquake in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Taliban government called for more international aid on Saturday after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed more than 1,000 people in the country. Authorities have called off the search for survivors in the mountainous southeastern region near the Pakistani border following Wednesday’s 6.1 magnitude quake, which also injured about 2,000 people and damaged or destroyed … Read more

At least 2 dead in explosions, gunfire at Afghan Sikh temple

At least two people were killed and seven others wounded after a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul was bombed and attacked with gunfire on Saturday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Abdul Nafi Takor, a spokesperson for the Taliban’s interior ministry, said gunmen attacked the Sikh house of worship, known … Read more

UN human rights chief decries suppression of women in Afghanistan

The United Nations human rights chief warned that women and girls in Afghanistan face a critical situation due to the Taliban’s “institutionalized systematic oppression.” Since the Taliban returned to power last August, Afghans have been “experiencing some of the darkest moments of a generation,” Michelle Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. She … Read more

2 airport employees killed in northern Afghanistan bus ambush

A bus shuttling airport staff in northern Afghanistan was targeted by unidentified gunmen on Sunday, a senior police official said, announcing that at least two people have died and six others have been injured. The bus was ambushed by two gunmen on its way to the Mazar-e-Sharif airport, Balkh provincial police spokesman Mohammad Asif Waziri … Read more

Talks with Turkey, Qatar on Kabul Airport ongoing: Taliban

A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said that negotiations between the Afghan interim government along with Turkey and Qatar have not stopped after it was announced the Taliban reached a deal allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan. Mohammed Naim Wardak from the group’s political office told Anadolu Agency (AA) an agreement signed … Read more

Four blasts kill at least 14 in Afghanistan’s Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif

At least 14 people died after four bombs rocked minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Five deaths were reported when an explosion targeted worshipers inside Prophet Zechariah Mosque in Kabul, said police spokesperson Khalid Zadran on social media. And at least nine people were killed and 15 wounded in three separate similar attacks … Read more