In a latest development in Afghanistan, Kabul's famous Bush market has been renamed Mujaidden Bazaar by Islamic Emirate rules under the regime of the Taliban. Following the order, shopkeepers also started using the name to attract more consumers. Earlier, the market was named 14 years ago after the former US President George W. Bush. It was famous for selling goods to US soldiers who were deployed in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the G20 leaders' summit under the chairmanship of Italy, on October 12. Reportedly, the agenda of the meeting will be war-torn Afghanistan and terror risks from the country to the world. The meeting will also be attended by the IMF, the World Bank, and United Nations. Following the meet, G20 is expected to issue a joint statement.
After Taliban took over Kabul on August 15, the streets can be seen occupied by soldiers wearing machine guns across their shoulders. For some of them, Kabul is a "dream come true". Armed Taliban fighters were seen having a good time in the Amusement parks of Kabul. They were seen riding horses, drinking tea and eating food from the stalls.
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A bomb exploded in a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz region, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 90 others on October 8, as per Taliban authorities. The big explosion occurred during the weekly Friday prayer service at a Shiite mosque. The reason was not entirely evident. The Taliban leadership has been dealing with increasing danger from a Daesh group in the region.
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DGCA Chief Arun Kumar informed the media about a letter from Afghanistan's Taliban government requesting India to resume normal flights to and from India. The Civil Aviation Ministry is yet to take a decision on this policy. The official letter was addressed by the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority. The flights between the two countries was stopped immediately after the Afghanistani Air Space was declared 'uncontrolled on August 16.
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After taking full control over Afghanistan, the Taliban has issued a warning against the United States for operating drones over its airspace for the first time. The new government also called the US' move a ''breach of national security'', said media reports. Besides, the Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said, ''We call on all countries especially the US, to act in accordance with mutual obligations.''
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Brutally, the Taliban publicly hanged four bodies, accused of kidnapping in a city square in Afghanistan's Herat from a crane on September 25, reminiscing the late 1990s. This action aims to alert all criminals that "they aren't safe", said a Taliban commander. Reportedly, the Taliban has brought four bodies, and the rest were moved to hang in other parts of the city. Biden administration expressed displeasure over Taliban actions.
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A bomb-filled vehicle blasted at Jalalabad, which is situated at Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, on September 25 at 8 AM. Reportedly, the explosion took place near the Siraj-ul-Emarat garden. It is believed that eight people including, officials, soldiers and civilians could have been killed in the blast. As per an update from Ariana News, the survivors were rushed to a hospital. Further investigation on the matter is underway.
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In an interview with Associated Press, Taliban leader Mullah Nooruddin Turabi confirmed that Executions and Amputations will soon return as laws in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Mullah stated, "we will follow Islam and we will make our laws from the Quran" and justified punishments like cutting off hands as well. Fearing the return of harsh Taliban rules, many Afghans still continue to try and flee Afghanistan.
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The Taliban has sought to speak to global leaders at United Nations in New York and nominated its Doha spokesperson Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's UN ambassador on September 21. Acceptance of Taliban envoy by UN will be a significant milestone in the group's worldwide recognition campaign, which may help release much-needed funds for Afghanistan's ailing economy. The request was made by Taliban Foreign-Minister in a letter to U.N. Secretary-… read-more