PhD, Master’s degrees not valuable, mullahs greatest without them: Taliban Education Minister

The Taliban’s Minister of Education, Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir, has said that PhD and master’s degrees are not valuable as mullahs don’t have them, and yet they are ‘the greatest of all’. “No PhD degree, Master’s degree is valuable today. You see that the mullahs and Taliban…

Taliban Say Resistance Holdout Panjshir Valley “Completely Captured”

Kabul:  The Taliban said Monday they had captured the last pocket of resistance in Afghanistan, the Panjshir Valley, as the top US diplomat flies to Qatar to try and handle the aftermath of the chaotic American withdrawal. Soon after, the National Resistance Front said the fight against Taliban in Panjshir…

Taliban govt formation hoardings come up in Kabul, Mullah Baradar to lead

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture has started putting up hoardings, writing slogans on walls and hoisting flags in Kabul ahead of announcing the new cabinet. Ahmadullah Muttaqi, who claims to be the chief of the multimedia branch cultural commission of Afghanistan, took to Twitter to share some…

China is our most important partner, says Taliban

Describing China as its “most important partner”, the Afghan Taliban has said it looks to Beijing to rebuild Afghanistan and exploit its rich copper deposits as the war-ravaged country faces widespread hunger and fears of an economic collapse. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the group supports…

Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

HIGHLIGHTS Fanoos Basir fled the country and reached France after Taliban takover Fanoos joined the Afghanistan women’s football team in 2010 She blamed the United State of America for Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan Former Afghanistan women’s football team player, Fanoos Basir fled her nation…

Taliban Didn’t Want India To Evacuate Kabul Embassy Staff: Sources

New Delhi:  The Taliban did not want India to evacuate diplomats from its Kabul embassy, sources told NDTV today, indicating that the government had received messages from the group’s Qatar office assuring them of the safety of Indian staff and security personnel. These messages – sent from the office…

Exclusive: ‘Taliban Was Watching Embassy’ – How India Evacuated Its Staff

New Delhi:  Two Indian Air Force C-17 transports flew into Kabul on August 15 to evacuate Indian embassy personnel, including Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel who defend the mission. More details of the challenging and difficult circumstances under which the Indian mission staff were evacuated have emerged…

Taliban Could Isolate Kabul In 30 Days, May Take It Over In 90: Report

Washington/Kabul:  Taliban fighters could isolate Afghanistan’s capital in 30 days and possibly take it over in 90, a US defence official cited US intelligence as saying, as the resurgent militants made more advances across the country. The official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity on…

Taliban Are “Normal Civilians”, Not Military Outfits, Says Imran Khan: Report

Washington:  The Taliban are not some military outfits but normal civilians, said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, asking how the country is supposed to hunt them down when it has three million Afghan refugees at the border. In an interview with PBS NewsHour aired Tuesday night, Khan stressed that Pakistan…