Death toll of Afghan quakes rises to over 2,000
Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Apart from Herat, affected provinces also include Badghis and Farah.
120 dead, around 1,000 injured following earthquakes in Afghanistan
About 1,000 injured people have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital Herat city, the official said, adding that 12 villages in Zindajan and Ghorian districts of Herat were destroyed due to the earthquakes, said Mawlawi Musa Ashari, Herat's provincial director for the National Disaster Management Authority.
US, Pakistan failed to predict fall of Afghanistan to Taliban
It was not just the Kabul fall where Pakistan's assessment went wrong, Islamabad could not foresee the dangers of the Taliban’s return to power and the ensuing threats to its security, The Express Tribune reported.
Foreigners including Americans held in Afghan prisons: Report
Without revealing the exact number of imprisoned foreigners in Afghanistan, the Taliban regime's chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: "They have been held in connection with security and other issues such as violation of our laws," Xinhua news agency reported citing the TOLO News report.
Taliban burns musical instruments, claims music 'causes moral corruption'
Images on social media showed that amplifiers and speakers were also set ablaze in the bonfire. Many of these had been seized from wedding venues, the report added. Responding to the incident, an official at the Taliban's Vice and Virtue Ministry said playing music would "cause the youth to go astray".
Kabul cool to Pakistani overtures fearing revival of Islamabad-Washington nexus in the region
With the Taliban completing two years in Kabul after the messy withdrawal of American and NATO forces, global powers are still arrayed against the Taliban over non-inclusion of minorities, oppression of women and the threat of terrorism emanating from Afghan soil. The US had frozen $9.5 billion of Afghan money which the Taliban wants unfrozen.
Afghan singer who sought refuge in Pakistan, killed
The Afghanistan-based AMU TV reported that the motive behind the killing remains unknown. The sources said on Sunday that Pakistani police have initiated an investigation into the incident.
Taliban Supreme Leader appoints new Acting PM of Afghanistan
It is reported that acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund is unwell and until he recovers, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir will serve as the head of the Taliban government, TOLO News reported. Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund has served as the Prime Minister of the Taliban government since the group's return to power in 2021.
Afghan minister asks Pakistan, TTP to hold talks as violence surges
"It is requested that Pakistan and TTP sit together for dialogue," the Afghan minister said while addressing an event in Islamabad, The News reported. The Taliban-led administration's representative is currently on a four-day visit to Pakistan to attend bilateral and trilateral dialogues.