Taliban male poets sing praises of new Afghan order, as female poets are silenced and women denied an education

“We all must be united, live under the same roof of the Islamic system and extend the hand of brotherhood to each other,” the 22-year-old says later. “These are the messages we convey through our poetry.” Afghan men listen to a poet during the Purple Flower Poetry Festival at Tap-e-Gul Ghundi recreational park in Charikar … Read more

Another attack in Afghanistan soon and tourism is over: tour agents react to the killing of Spanish tourists in Bamiyan

02:44 3D Bamiyan Buddha marks 20th anniversary of Taliban’s destruction in Afghanistan 3D Bamiyan Buddha marks 20th anniversary of Taliban’s destruction in Afghanistan Sheffer said a couple of customers had already cancelled their trip and the company was reviewing its operations in Afghanistan. “We will reduce group sizes … We are cancelling itineraries in remote … Read more

Omar Khadr denied appeal by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Canadian former Guantanamo Bay detainee’s bid to vacate his convictions for the 2002 murder of an American soldier in Afghanistan and other crimes he committed at age 15 to which he later pleaded guilty. The justices declined to hear an appeal by Omar Khadr, 37, of a … Read more

Taliban may face opposition in India amid dynamic geopolitics

Has India decided to deal with the Taliban? Al-Ittihad, UAE, March 22 For more stories from The Media Line go to themedialine.org During the presidencies of Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani, India forged strong ties with Afghanistan, investing over $3 billion in various projects such as schools, roads, dams, and the construction of the … Read more

Mysterious writer behind ISIS-K propaganda calls himself ‘the Canadian’

A mysterious writer making propaganda for an Afghan branch of ISIS claimed to be based somewhere in Canada which, experts say, could be cause for concern for authorities.  Voice of Khurasan, an online publication used by the Islamic State of Khorasan (ISIS-K), which is suspected of being behind the Moscow attack that killed at least 140 … Read more

Travel influencer couple on horror India gang rape and Taliban interrogation during epic 6-year motorbike trip

The victims, 28-year-old Fernanda and her Spanish husband, 63-year-old Vicente, who was hit several times in the head with a helmet, are now back in Spain. Fernanda and Vicente in Konya, Turkey. Photo: Instagram / @vueltaalmundoenmoto The attack took place while they were camping in Dumka district, an area of hills and exotic forest famed … Read more

Afghanistan fuels economic shift by extending trade connections

Amid growing trade relations between Iran and Afghanistan, the Taliban government declared a $35 million investment in Iran’s southern port of Chabahar. This project is considered a crucial step forward for war-torn Afghanistan as it will strengthen the country’s commercial capacities and grant it better access to international waterways. The declared investment, which underlines … Read more

Senior Indian diplomat holds talks with Taliban’s acting foreign minister Muttaqi

New Delhi: India’s point-person on Afghanistan J P Singh held talks with Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and discussed issues relating to security, trade and ways to counter narcotics, an Afghan statement said on Thursday. Singh said India is interested in expanding economic cooperations with Afghanistan and enhancing trade through Chabahar port, it … Read more

Afghan Youth Orchestra Welcomed to UK After Home Office U-Turn and Border War Debates

The Home Office has overturned its decision to reject touring visa applications from the Afghan Youth Orchestra after widespread criticism. The concert, which will see a group of exiled musicians between 14 and 22 perform, is set to take place in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool this month. The 47 Afghanistan nationals have now had … Read more

Taliban Holds Three Public Executions In Five Days

The Taliban has carried out three public executions in just five days with impunity. The government has again started amputating, lashing, and executing people publicly for various crimes. In a recent incident reported from the city of Shibirghan, the Taliban on February 26 held a public execution for a man convicted of murder. The executed … Read more