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Afghanistan violence: Pakistan defends Taliban, blames ISIS instead | World News

As the Taliban resumes attacks on Afghan security forces and civilians, Pakistan extended support to the terrorist group, saying it would be an “exaggeration” to hold them responsible for violence in Afghanistan. Islamabad has been accused of aiding the Taliban and using them as proxies for its own benefit. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi defended the Taliban for an ...

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‘Crying and begging’: Afghanistan running out of oxygen as Covid surge worsens | World News

Afghanistan’s is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of Covid-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where up to 65% of those tested in some areas are Covid positive, health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dastigir Nazari said. By ...

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US embassy in Afghanistan goes into lockdown amid Covid-19 spike | World News

The US Embassy in Afghanistan ordered a near-complete lockdown Thursday because of a massive spike in coronavirus cases among employees. Already on uncertain footing due to the imminent withdrawal of American forces from the country, the embassy in Kabul ordered remaining staffers into virtual isolation to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which has already killed at least one person, sent ...

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Afghanistan at ‘crisis point’ as Covid-19 cases up 2,400% in a month | World News

The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday said that Afghanistan is at a “crisis point” as the country has reported a 2,400% surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the past month. Afghanistan is witnessing its worst Covid-19 wave since the start of the pandemic, with the curve of total active infection cases and related deaths showing an ...

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US out, Taliban ride on violence, situation critical in Afghanistan | World News

May 2021 was a bloody month in Afghanistan with the strife torn country getting more volatile and politically unstable. Taking advantage of the commencement of the final drawdown of the US-led international forces, the ultra-conservative Sunni Taliban have intensified its efforts to capture more areas with its ties with Al-Qaeda intact and the so-called Islamic State Khorasan Province acting in ...

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Afghanistan hospitals close doors to new patients as Covid-19 surges | World News

The two main hospitals treating people with Covid-19 in Afghanistan have had to close their doors to new patients because of a lack of beds, a senior health official and doctors said on Monday. Afghanistan is grappling with a third wave of the pandemic, with a record number of infections and deaths being reported amid a surge in violence as ...

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India in touch with ‘various stakeholders’ in Afghanistan: MEA | Latest News India

India on Thursday said it is in touch with “various stakeholders” in Afghanistan in order to work for the long-term goal of development and reconstruction of the war-torn country. External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi was responding to questions at a weekly news briefing on Hindustan Times’ report on India opening channels of communication with Taliban factions and leaders for ...

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US mulls authorising airstrikes in Afghanistan if country falls into crisis: Report | World News

The Pentagon is mulling to authorise airstrikes in Afghanistan if country falls into crisis due to rise in violence by Taliban in the country following US troops pull-out. Citing The New York Times, The Hill reported that US senior administration officials said that military officials are actively discussing how to respond to potential consequences following the withdrawal of US troops, ...

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11 killed in roadside bombing in northwest Afghanistan, says official

A minivan carrying civilian passengers in northwest Afghanistan was hit by a roadside bomb, leaving at least 11 passengers dead, including three children, an Afghan official said Sunday. The minivan fell into a valley with the shock of the explosion Saturday, said Badghis provincial Gov. Hesamuddin Shams, adding that rescuers were still searching for bodies in the valley. No one ...

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US announces more than $266 million in new humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

With the US troop withdrawal well underway, the United States on Friday announced more than $266 million in new humanitarian aid for Afghanistan as part of what it called an enduring US commitment to the war-torn country. The announcement comes amid unrelenting violence and a stalled peace process that are fueling fears that the departure of US-led international forces is ...

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