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Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation
  • Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation(15:32)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) More than half of the population of Afghanistan, or a record 22.8 million people, will face acute food insecurity from November, according to the latest report issued on Monday by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster of Afghanistan, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (UNFP).

IS-K flags hoisted in Afghan province
  • IS-K flags hoisted in Afghan province(13:52)

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Khorasan branch of the Islamic State terror group known as IS-K, has hoisted its black flags in remote areas of Deh Rawood district in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province and are convincing new recruits to join with a payment of 30,000 Afghanis ($350), Raha Press reported citing sources.

Afghan refugees dismayed by increased rents in Pak province
50 IS militants surrender in Afghan province: Taliban
Afghan girls learn tailoring after school ban
  • Afghan girls learn tailoring after school ban(21:18)

    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Dozens of female high school and university students in Afghanistan have joined vocational centers to learn tailoring and cosmetology as the women and girls have been banned from school and university since the Taliban took over the country, Tolo News reported.

Af pilots who fled to Tajikistan say families being threatened by Taliban
Khalilzad says US should have pressed former Af Prez Ashraf Ghani harder
IS-K message to China and Pakistan through suicide bombers
  • IS-K message to China and Pakistan through suicide bombers(17:16)

    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The purported use of ethnic Baloch and Uyghur suicide bombers in the Kandahar and Kunduz attacks claimed by IS-K suggests a message is being sent to two other neighbours of Afghanistan -- China and Pakistan, TRT World reported.

Will not let Afghan soil be used against others: Taliban
  • Will not let Afghan soil be used against others: Taliban(16:52)

    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting Minister of Defence Muhammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that the national army of Afghanistan will be delivering the message of peace to the people in Afghanistan and the world, Khaama Press reported.

Afghanistan unveils plan to boost employment, combat food crisis
  • Afghanistan unveils plan to boost employment, combat food crisis(14:42)

    Kabul, Oct 24 (IANS) The Taliban-led Afghan government's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock on Sunday launched a plan to create jobs and fight a potential food crisis amid the continuous rise of poverty and unemployment in the war-torn country.

Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters
Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border
  • Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border(21:20)

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans made a beeline for Torkham border crossing early on Friday morning when the news about resumption of cross-border pedestrian movement spread in most parts of the neighbouring country, Dawn reported.

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Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement
  • Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement(15:18)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham, which was only allowed to open for trade activities, has now opened its gates, permitting the entry of desperate Afghan men and women into Pakistan.

Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM
  • Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM(11:14)

    Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has been providing essential health services to people on the move and hard-to-reach Afghans in an effort to prevent the war-torn country' healthcare system from collapsing.