New Delhi, Aug 17: Amid escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, India has evacuated its embassy staff in Kabul in a special Air Force flight. "In view of the prevailing circumstances, it has been decided that our Ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately (sic)," Arindam Bagchi, Spokesperson, Ministry Of External Affairs, tweeted this morning. Afghanistan is

Taliban have assured Sikh and Hindu communities of Kabul complete safety, according to media reports. Hours after entering Kabul, the representatives of Taliban met the leaders of minority communities and asked them not to fear them or leave the country. Instead, they have shared their mobile numbers with them and asked to contact in case they face any difficulty, according to a report by Times of

Kabul, Aug 16: Afghanistan woke up to the Taliban's complete takeover of Afghanistan as the US and other world leaders asked the insurgent group leaders to allow people and foreigners to leave the country. Thousands of Afghans flooded the Kabul airport, rushing the runway, in hope of an exit from the country. Stay tuned for more updates. At least five people have been killed in Kabul airport as

Kabul, Aug 16: The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Panic and fear gripped Kabul on Monday as heavily armed Taliban fighters took control of the abandoned presidential palace and Western nations scrambled to evacuate their citizens. Hundreds of Afghans desperate to leave the country also

President Ashraf Ghani has left Afghanistan for Tajikistan as Taliban closes in on Kabul, according to the country’s top peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah. “The former Afghan president has left the nation,” Abdullah, the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said in a video on his Facebook page. Ghani’s departure comes amid negotiations for a peaceful transfer of power after

Kabul, Aug 15: The Taliban and Afghan government officials are in negotiations for a peaceful transfer of power after fighters encircled the capital Kabul. Taliban troops surrounded Afghanistan’s seat of power on Sunday but promised not to attack as handover talks were under way. The group said it has instructed its fighters to refrain from violence and offer safe passage to anyone wishing to

Kabul, Aug 14: The Taliban seized a province just south of Afghanistan's capital and launched a multi-pronged assault early Saturday on Mazar-e-Sharif, a major city in the north defended by powerful former warlords, Afghan officials said. Homa Ahmadi, a lawmaker from Logar, says the Taliban control the entire province, including its capital, and reached a district in the neighbouring Kabul

Qatar, Aug 13: Twelve nations, including the US, India, Pakistan and China, along with representatives of the UN and EU have decided that they would not recognise any government in Afghanistan that seeks to take control through the barrel of a gun, the State Department has said, amid the continued Taliban offensive across the war-torn country. Representatives from the United States and Qatar, the

Kabul, Aug 13: The Taliban have captured the key southern city of Lashkar Gah, a senior Afghan security source told media on Friday, confirming a claim by the insurgents. Military and government officials had evacuated the city after striking a deal with the Taliban, the security source told media. The Taliban claimed Friday to have captured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, which would

Kabul, Aug 12: The Taliban have taken the strategic Afghan city of Ghazni just 150 kilometres (95 miles) from Kabul, a senior lawmaker and the insurgents said Thursday. The city -- the 10th provincial capital to fall to the insurgents in a week -- lies along the major Kabul-Kandahar highway, effectively serving as a gateway between the capital and militant strongholds in the south. "The Taliban