Qatar FM visits Kabul, meets Taleban PM

KABUL: Qatar's foreign minister, who is also the country's deputy premier, was briefly in Afghanistan yesterday, becoming the most senior diplomat to visit the...

Taleban take over Dostum’s mansion

KABUL: Taleban fighters have taken over the glitzy Kabul mansion of one of their fiercest enemies - the warlord and fugitive ex-vice president Abdul...

Police raid shuttered Tiananmen museum

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police yesterday raided a museum that houses exhibits commemorating Beijing's deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, a day after...

Fire at overcrowded Indonesia jail kills 41

TANGERANG: A fire tore through an overcrowded Indonesian prison in the early hours of yesterday when most inmates were asleep, killing 41 people and...

Taleban cement power with announcement of new govt

KABUL: The Taleban announced the top members of their government yesterday, in a move that will cement their power over Afghanistan and set the...

Afghan universities deserted amid new rules

KABUL: Universities in Kabul were almost empty on the first day of the Afghan school year, as professors and students wrestled with the Taleban's...

S Korea launches a ballistic missile

SEOUL: South Korea has test-fired a homegrown submarine-launched ballistic missile, a report said yesterday, as it seeks to build up its forces to defend...

Taleban claim full control of Afghanistan

KABUL: The Taleban yesterday claimed total control over Afghanistan, saying they had won the key battle for the Panjshir Valley, the last remaining holdout...

Philippines lifts lockdown in capital as COVID surges

MANILA: The Philippines will lift a stay-at-home order in the capital Manila this week as it trials "granular lockdowns", an official said yesterday, in...

Boom time for Afghan arms dealers

PANJWAI, Afghanistan: The Taleban takeover may have plunged Afghanistan into uncertainty and economic pain, but arms dealer Khan Mohammad is making the most of...

Taleban push deep into Panjshir Valley holdout

KABUL: Taleban fighters have advanced deep into Afghanistan's holdout Panjshir Valley, with resistance fighters saying they are keeping the Islamists at bay, but analysts...

Taleban order university women to wear niqab

KABUL: Women attending private Afghan universities must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face, the Taleban have ordered, and classes...

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