Afghanistan

Afghan Parliament, other public institutions dissloved

Afghan Parliament, other public institutions dissloved

The Taliban (the group banned in Russia) have dissolved a number of public institutions in Afghanistan, including both houses of parliament and the National Security Council, according to a decree disseminated in Afghan media. The …

Iran demands water from Afghanistan

Iran demands water from Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has expressed concern over the Afghan government's position on the rights that Iran has to the Helmand river

Afghan women ordered to wear hijabs

Afghan women ordered to wear hijabs

The new Afghan authorities officially announced the mandatory wearing of hijabs for women throughout the country. "The ordinance on wearing the hijab is obligatory and necessary for Muslim noble, adult women. In accordance with the …

Nine killed by bomb blasts on minibuses in Afghanistan

Nine killed by bomb blasts on minibuses in Afghanistan

Two bomb blasts aboard separate minibuses killed at least nine people Thursday in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif, police said, a week after a deadly explosion rocked a Shiite mosque in the northern city. Thursday's blasts occurred …

Kyrgyzstan and US may conclude bilateral agreement

Kyrgyzstan and US may conclude bilateral agreement

In a mid-April trip through Central Asia, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civil Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya suggested that Bishkek and Washington were nearing a new Bilateral Cooperation Agreement

Explosion at Afghan mosque kills 30 people

Explosion at Afghan mosque kills 30 people

An explosion in a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan killed 30 and injured 80 people, the local news agency Khaama Press reports.  "Health officials at the Abu Ali Sina hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif in the northern province …

Taliban bans TikTok and PUBG game

Taliban bans TikTok and PUBG game

ByteDance Ltd’s TikTok video app will be banned in Afghanistan as part of a moral policing drive by the ruling Taliban (the movement banned in Russia), a spokesman for the group said.  The widely-used social media application …

Iran falls out with Taliban*

Iran falls out with Taliban*

The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the Taliban* government's charge d'affaires in Tehran, following anti-Iran rallies in Afghanistan

Explosion hits major Kabul mosque - report

Explosion hits major Kabul mosque - report

Kabul's largest mosque, Pul-e-Khishti, became the scene of the most recent violent attack in Afghanistan, Kabul news reported. At least six people were left injured after someone threw a hand grenade into the largest mosque in …

Taliban bans opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan

Taliban bans opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan

The Taliban (the terrorist movement banned in Russia) announced a ban on the cultivation of narcotics in Afghanistan. "As per the decree of the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, all Afghans are …

UN predicts famine and malnutrition crisis in Afghanistan

UN predicts famine and malnutrition crisis in Afghanistan

According to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, 9 million Afghans are at risk of starvation. If immediate action is not taken, the country will face famine and a malnutrition crisis in …

Afghan girls stage protest, demand Taliban* reopen schools

Afghan girls stage protest, demand Taliban* reopen schools

More than two dozen girls and women have staged protests in front of the Ministry of Education in the capital, Kabul, days after the Taliban, which is prohibited in Russia, shut secondary schools for girls, following which the Afghan group …