Monday, 27 Sep, 2021


Panjshir bombed by Pakistani Air Force drones: Reports

Panjshir province, the last bastion of resistance forces in Afghanistan, was bombed by Pakistani Air Force drones, reports said on Sunday. Former Samangan MP Zia Arianjad was quoted as saying by Aamaj News that Pakistani drones have bombed Panjshir using smart bombs. Earlier on Sunday

Top US General says 'civil war' likely to break out in Afghanistan

Top US General Mark Milley on Saturday (local time) said he believed it was likely that conditions for a future "civil war" could develop in Afghanistan following the US troops' withdrawal. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley told Fox News during an interview

Taiwan says 19 Chinese warplanes entered air defence zone

Taiwan has said a large incursion of Chinese military jets flew into its air defence zone on Sunday. The defence ministry said 19 aircraft including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers entered its so-called air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Taipei has been complaining for

Taliban claim Panjshir but resistance denies 

The Taliban claim they are in complete control of the Afghan province of Panjshir, the final pocket of territory which remains outside their rule. There's been heavy fighting in the valley, which is north of the capital Kabul, with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF)

New contender in Japan ruling party race seeks to be first female PM

A new contender poised to join the race to succeed Japanese leader Yoshihide Suga could become the country's first female prime minister, as former communications minister Sanae Takaichi intends to declare her candidacy for the top post in the ruling party, Nikkei has learned.

Attacks on Pak security posts on Afghan border have increased: Reports

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, attacks on Pakistan's security posts along the Afghan border have increased in the past few days, a media report said. Despite claims by Pakistani authorities that the Pak-Afghan border was fully secure, instability on the Afghan side

In a first, J-K weavers process raw wool into yarn locally

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: In a first, raw wool is being turned into yarn locally in Jammu and Kashmir to boost the woollen carpet industry. Over the years, raw wool was being sent to other states to process it into yarn which increased its cost. With Jammu and Kashmir

Afghan businesses face serious problems in operations due to banking problems

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Businesses in Afghanistan have been hampered due to the recent disruption in the country's banking system.   A number of industry officials and factory owners said they are unable to withdraw money from their accounts and therefore cannot pay their daily

Taliban break up women's rights protest in Kabul

Taliban officials have broken up a demonstration by dozens of women in Kabul demanding rights following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. The group say the Taliban targeted them with tear gas and pepper spray as they tried to walk from a bridge to the presidential palace. But the

Japan-India drills to feature Sukhoi Su-30 fighters like those flown by China, Russia over disputed waters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to dispatch six Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft to Japan for joint exercises in the coming months as the two nations seek to strengthen their security and diplomatic ties under the four-nation Quad pact. Analysts suggest it is no coincidence that Tokyo was

SPECIAL: The Game China Plays With Taliban

China which has been criticising the US for abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan without bringing stability to the war-torn country had publicly endorsed America’s plan in which the US will see 2,500 of 4,500 troops withdrawn by mid-January and all soldiers by mid-year. China which

Why China is struggling to wean itself from coal

US climate envoy John Kerry is in Beijing this week to urge the world's biggest polluter to reduce its reliance on coal. But China is building more coal-fired power plants than the rest of the world combined, a plan that is threatening to derail its decarbonisation plans and global

New Zealand to toughen anti-terror laws after knife attack

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has vowed to toughen anti-terror laws following Friday's knife attack in Auckland by a man who was under police surveillance. "We must be willing to make the changes that we know may not necessarily have changed history, but could change the

Fleeing the Taliban into Pakistan and leaving dreams behind

With the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan, thousands have fled their homes in fear. While much of the attention has focused on the crowds thronging Kabul airport, thousands of others have fled to neighbouring Pakistan over the Chaman border. Shumaila Jaffery speaks to some of them.

Party's Mistake To Not Participate In Panchayat Polls: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leader Dr Farooq Abdullah said that it was his party's mistake to not participate in the Panchayat elections and that he regretted it. He was attending the Parliamentary Outreach Program for the Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions of Jammu and

Humanitarian catastrophe looms in Afghanistan, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday (local time) warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan as the last US troops left the country. According to CNN, Guterres expressed grave concern at what he said was the "deepening humanitarian and

Storm Ida: New York declares state of emergency over 'brutal flooding'

A state of emergency has been declared in New York City after it was hit by record rainfall and flash flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was "enduring an historic weather event" with "brutal flooding" and "dangerous

Why China Is Cracking Down on Video Games

China Restricts Video Game Time China’s new regulations on how much time minors can spend playing online video games took effect today, restricting young people to just three specific hours per week: between 8 and 9 p.m. on Fridays, weekends. Companies are expected to enforce

China sees skilled labour shortages worsening amid tech push

China expects shortages of skilled workers will worsen over time as the government develops its high tech industries, focusing attention on the need for better training and education. The mismatch between jobs and skills will become the main problem in the labor market, Gao Gao, deputy

Indian PM discusses Afghanistan situation with President of European Council

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke on the telephone with President of the European Council Charles Michel about the evolving situation in Afghanistan and reiterated India's commitment to further strengthening India-EU relations.   "Spoke with