Afghanistan conflict
Afghanistan food crisis 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC

“With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people – representing half the country’s population – is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity,” IPC’s findings note

Afghanistan women Afghan activists raise concern over burqa edict, call it gender apartheid

While in the past the Taliban maintained that women would be accorded their rights, in work, education and society at large, the latest decision to enforce a dress code in public and allow them to leave their homes only in cases of necessity has raised alarms internationally

Health crises in fragile states need urgent attention

While the world remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, a pandemic of conflict continues to undermine the health of billions of people around the globe

Mapping Faultlines: Afghanistan is abandoned, NATO faces identity crisis

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the developments of 2021 in Afghanistan, and how the country has suffered due to the policies of the US and NATO

Dispatches from India: 75 Years of Independence

We take a look at the plight of Afghan refugees in India, protests by disability rights organizations in Tamil Nadu, the present and future of India on the anniversary of independence, and the people’s assembly organized on the anniversary of an iconic environmental movement in the country

Number of casualties in Afghanistan rose by 47% this year, says report

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said at least 5,183 civilian casualties were documented in the Afghanistan Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Midyear Update 2021

US forces leave largest military base in Afghanistan

Bagram base, about 60km north of Kabul, has been the centre for US operations since the invasion in 2001.

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Afghanistan bomb blasts Rights organizations condemn deadly attacks in Afghanistan

The blasts took place in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area and the Shahr-e-Safa district in southern Zabul province. The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that 573 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2021

US orders its staff to leave embassy in Kabul fearing rise in violence

The Joe Biden administration has decided to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. However, reports indicate a number of US personnel could remain in different capacities, along with mercenaries

Delay in Afghan peace process and the human cost of protracted conflict

The stalemate in the intra-Afghan peace talks has resulted in unabated violence between insurgents and government forces. In the latest round of violence, at least 19 individuals across eight provinces of Afghanistan lost their lives

NATO troops in Afghanistan NATO extends its deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

After the Joe Biden-led US administration announced that it is considering a review of last year’s peace deal with the Taliban, NATO officials said on January 31 that the deadline for its troops withdrawal from Afghanistan may be extended 

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