India calls for humanitarian aid to Afghan people without politicization

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that Russia, India and China (RIC) need to work together to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the Afghan people without any hindrance and politicization. In a virtual address at the foreign ministerial meeting of the trilateral, he said it is necessary for the RIC countries to coordinate … Read more

India has to see how to better protect its interests in Afghanistan: FS

India will have to see how to defend its interests in Afghanistan and make the “best” of a difficult situation, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Wednesday, describing New Delhi’s talks with the grouping as “reassuring”. In an interaction session at an industry body, he said the Taliban recognize that India has contributed greatly … Read more

Pakistan informs India to allow shipment of humanitarian wheat to its territory to Afghanistan

Pakistan on Wednesday said it has formally agreed to allow India to transport an Indian humanitarian shipment of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and life-saving medicines through its territory on “extraordinary grounds for humanitarian purposes”. be informed of your decision. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that his government will allow India to send … Read more

India advocates for an inclusive political solution to the Afghan crisis

India on Wednesday reaffirmed the need for an inclusive negotiated political solution to the Afghan crisis and said the territory of Afghanistan should not be used to the detriment of any other country. In a virtual interaction session at an industry chamber, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said New Delhi is in touch with all … Read more

UAE in talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport – foreign diplomat

According to four sources with knowledge of the matter, the United Arab Emirates is in talks with the Taliban to run the Kabul airport. Foreign diplomats based in the Gulf region told Reuters that UAE officials have held several discussions with the group in recent weeks to discuss the operation of the airport, which serves … Read more

Taliban’s 100 Days in Afghanistan: Islamic Emirate Still Seeks International Recognition

The Taliban has learned an important lesson that it is easier to change a regime than to rule it over because even 100 days after the establishment of the Islamic Emirate, the group is still seeking international recognition. The Islamic Emirate marked 100 days in power on Tuesday, after repeated diplomatic efforts led by Amir … Read more

Taliban to appoint new envoys, officials to Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions abroad

The Taliban said on Monday that new envoys and officials would be appointed to Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions abroad. Islamic Emirate’s deputy spokesman Inamullah Samangnai said currently most of Afghanistan’s diplomatic missions abroad are run by former government-appointed envoys. He added that the Islamic Emirate is in touch with Afghan embassies abroad. “Soon the activities will … Read more

Afghans ‘marry’ girls for dowry, as hunger looms

Fazl, a jobless and indebted Afghan brick kiln worker, said the country’s creaking economy left him a huge choice – to marry off his young daughters, or risk starving the family. Last month, she received a $3,000 dowry payment after handing over her 13- and 15-year-old daughters to men more than twice their age. He … Read more

Pakistan will allow India to send wheat to Afghanistan from its territory: PM Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that his government will allow India to send a humanitarian shipment of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to neighboring Afghanistan through its territory after finalizing the transit modalities. Khan, who chaired the first Apex Committee meeting of the newly established Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC) in Islamabad, … Read more

‘Communal politics’ has started on CAA; Law not to take away citizenship: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said “communal politics” has resumed over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and some called for its repeal and asserted that the law is not about taking away citizenship. Rather it is about providing for Hindus, Sikhs and others. Persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Naqvi said that … Read more