Yogi Adityanath warns Taliban, says air strike is ready if they target India

Pakistan and Afghanistan are ‘feeling disturbed’ by the Taliban, but if the insurgent group moves towards India, ‘an air strike is ready,’ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said. Continue Reading

Taliban rejects Putin’s claim of IS presence in Afghan

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Islamic State (IS) terror group was present in the north of the country, saying it was baseless , the media reported. Continue Reading

Editorial: From warfield to streets

One fighter after another, the Taliban are trading in their characteristic long flowing garb for stiff military uniforms. It is a symbol of the moment of transition they find themselves in: Once warriors embedded in Afghanistan’s rugged mountains, now they are an urban police force. But change is always an adjustment. Continue Reading

IMF loan to cover 46% of Afghan budget deficit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would give a payable loan of $225 million to Afghanistan which is expected to cover 46 per cent deficit in the national budget, a local news agency reported on Thursday. Continue Reading

Imran pitches for border markets with Afghan, Iran

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the authorities to set up border markets along the country’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran to boost employment opportunities and help curb smuggling. Continue Reading

India bans entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines, Malaysia with immediate effect.

The government on Tuesday banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect, according to an additional travel advisory. Continue Reading