Afghanistan
Are Western wealthy countries determined to starve the people of Afghanistan?

The UN has issued an urgent appeal to countries across the world to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan amid an impending humanitarian catastrophe

Protest in Afghanistan Civil society and rights groups in Afghanistan demand release of professor Faizullah Jalal 

Dr. Jalal, who teaches political science and law at Kabul University, has been critical of the Taliban and the previous administrations in Afghanistan. He has publicly criticized the Taliban government’s sole focus on security and demanded action to alleviate people’s economic problems

Humanitarian crisis worsens in Afghanistan after five months of economic sanctions

The global economic sanctions that were imposed on the interim government of Taliban in August have led the country on the path of an economic collapse and deepened a nationwide humanitarian crisis with shortages of cash, food and electricity.

Afghan women protest continued denial of rights, extrajudicial killings 

Contrary to its promises, the Taliban government has failed to reopen most of the girls’ schools that were shut following its takeover and end restrictions on women working outside their homes. The government has also announced fresh curbs on the movement of women

Afghan citizens march Afghanistan on the brink

Protestors marched to the shuttered US Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday to demand immediate release of frozen Afghan assets. On Wednesday, after much international lobbying, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2615 to ease restrictions under the current sanctions

After repeated appeals, UNSC approves resolution for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

22.8 million people in Afghanistan are facing potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. The World Food Programme has warned that 8.7 million people are nearing famine-like conditions.

Despite repeated appeals, US denies possibility of unfreezing Afghan assets

The UN and several other countries including China have asked the US to release nearly USD 10 billion worth of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to help the Taliban government deal with the humanitarian situation

US drone strike in Afghanistan No action against personnel responsible for killing Afghan civilians in August drone strike, says US defense department

Several human rights groups have questioned the internal investigation by the Pentagon which called the drone strike inside a residential building in Kabul an “honest mistake”. 10 Afghan civilians including seven children, were killed in the US drone strike in August

Two months after Taliban’s takeover, Afghanistan teeters on the brink

Growing threats of violence, concerns about the future of women, price rise and lack of a concrete economic recovery plan haunt the people of Afghanistan two months after the Taliban’s takeover

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development

Taliban-US talks US and Taliban delegations meet in Doha

The bilateral talks took place for the first time after the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide “humanitarian assistance” to Afghanistan

Why the world’s eyes are on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border

The Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan has greatly impacted regional relations. Understand why tensions have been rising between Afghanistan and its northern neighbor Tajikistan

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