Ramazan is very special for Muslims for more than one reason

Even as the world battles a virus that has gripped the human race in its tentacles, Muslims observe the month of fasting with fervour and hope. Covid-19, in fact, should be taken as an opportunity for those who pray, because they can now do so in isolation and away from temptations of social gatherings.

If India’s talks with Taliban help in the peace process, it should talk to them: Pak

India should speak to Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan’s Ambassador in Washington said on Saturday.

Rumours spread on Facebook led to Muslim killings in Sri Lanka in 2018

At a time when the world is feeling sorry for itself, amid a pandemic that is laying bare all that is wrong and unjust about it, an apology from Facebook made headlines in Sri Lanka.

Religious congregations led to spread of coronavirus

In the last week of February 2020, the border post of the Balochistan province, Taftan, allowed 6,500 pilgrims to leave their confinement as suspected victims of COVID-19 and return home to their provinces in Pakistan as long as they were free of the virus. 

Afghanistan: Return of Taliban to effect mostly to women, children

The US-Taliban talks have bogged down because the latter is not willing to negotiate with the Ashraf Ghani government in Kabul. Washington is keen to leave Afghanistan and save the $45 billion it spends there annually but is troubled over what the Taliban will do to Afghanistan after it leaves.

Nepal PM for re-activation of defunct SAARC

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday said he had asked to Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi about reviving Saarc. In his view the Bimstec could not be an alternative to the grouping of Bay of Bengal states.

15 Sikhs killed in a suicidal blast in Afghanistan

Up to 15 people were killed and 20 injured as a motor bomb rocked Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday

Sushma flags off 1st wheat shipment to Afghanistan from Kandla port via Chabahar port in Iran

India on Sunday sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in Iran, seen as a "landmark" move to operationalise the new strategic transit route, bypassing Pakista

Afghan, FM Minister Khwaja Asif makes plea for swapping Kulbhusan with Pak terrorist

Pakistan received a proposal to swap Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack and is now jailed in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has claimed.

Afghan films made digital away from Taliban’s eyes

When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan's state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying all the movies, Habibullah Ali risked everything to save them.

PM condemns Kabul terror attack

Kabul: At least 25 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul on Monday, officials said, in the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.

First all-female orchestra group launched in Afghanistan

Following years of civil unrest, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) was opened in 2010 to offer kids of all social backgrounds an opportunity to learn music. Today, the Zohra Orchestra at the ANIM is the first all-female group of its kind to launch in Afghanistan.

First Afghan-India air corridor inaugurated, bypassing Pakistan

Afghanistan is a mountainous landlocked country and all imports and exports depend on neighbouring countries. Even before relations between Kabul and Islamabad became strained over accusations of harbouring militants, Pakistan has stymied Afghanistan’s efforts to trade with India.

Urban Afghan women re-entering the public life in Kabul

During the Taliban rule, like all other working women in Afghanistan, Suraya Raisada had to quit her job. “I began giving tuitions to schoolchildren at home,” said Ms. Raisada in broken Urdu, a reporter with a leading daily in Afghanistan who began working in the early 1990s during the mujahideen period. 

Truck bomb Blast hits Kabul’s diplomatic area killing 90 persons, injuring 365

The massive truck bomb attack in Kabul on Wednesday that killed at least 90 people and injured 365, has also damaged several embassies in the city’s highly-fortified diplomatic quarter. Indian Embassy staffs are safe after the massive Kabul blast, tweets Sushma Swaraj, India’ External Affairs Minister.