Tag Archives: Taliban

  • India shuts last consulate in Afghanistan and evacuates citizens

    India sent a military plane to northern Afghanistan on Tuesday to pull out its citizens, officials said, as fighting raged between Afghan security forces and the advancing Taliban. The Indian government shut its consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif. ...

  • China-Taliban ties warming ahead of US withdrawal

    China’s foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the US pullout from Afghanistan. ...

  • Taliban say they now control 85% of Afghanistan’s territory

    The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85% of Afghanistan's territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and as American troops complete their pullout from the war-battered country. ...

  • Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

    A young Afghan woman was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, officials said Tuesday, a medieval punishment apparently recorded in a video that harks back to the dark days of Taliban rule. ...

  • Taliban attack on Pakistan school kills 141 people

    Taliban insurgents killed at least 141 people, almost all of them children, after storming an army-run school on Tuesday in Pakistan's bloodiest ever terror attack. ...

  • Pakistan’s Malala wins EU’s Sakharov rights prize

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist nominated for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize by the European Parliament on Thursday. ...