Pakistan is our second home, says Taliban spokesperson

Taliban increasingly violent against protesters: UN

Ground Report | New Delhi: Pakistan is our second home; Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on Wednesday that the group, which now rules Afghanistan, considers Pakistan as its second home and will not allow any activity on Afghan soil that is against Pakistan’s interests. Speaking to Pakistan-based ARY News, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid talked about … Read more

UN document claims Taliban threatened staff, assaulted them: report

Who is Mullah Hasan Akhund?

Ground Report: UN document; After capturing Afghanistan Taliban is trying to present a different picture of himself. In two press conferences, the Taliban has said that it has ‘forgiven’ everyone and that the organization will take care of everyone’s safety. However, the news coming from Afghanistan every day is telling the opposite situation. Now in … Read more

Books on Afghanistan and the War of Terror

Books on Afghanistan and the War of Terror

Ground Report | New Delhi: Books on Afghanistan; The return of the Taliban to power has brought a flood of online information, both accurate and false, about Afghanistan, its history, the Taliban, and the role of the US, Pakistan, and many other powers in what is happening today. Here is a list of books on … Read more

Extension of withdrawal of foreign troops unacceptable: Taliban

Extension of withdrawal of foreign troops unacceptable

Ground Report | New Delhi: Extension of withdrawal; Afghan Taliban chief Zabihullah Mujahid has called on the United States and other foreign forces to focus on the withdrawal and complete it by the August 31 deadline. During a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Zabihullah Mujahid said: “No extension of this deadline will be accepted.” … Read more

What is the fear of Afghan refugees in India?

What is the fear of Afghan refugees in India

Ground Report | New Delhi: What is the fear of Afghan refugees in India; On August 17, the central government started a new visa scheme for those who left the country and came to India after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. The government says that this new visa category named ‘e-electronic ex-MISC visa’ has been introduced … Read more

Taliban capture in Afghanistan: What can India do?

Taliban increasingly violent against protesters: UN

Ground Report | New Delhi: Taliban capture in Afghanistan; Tragic chaos has been brewing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, for the past several days. Meanwhile, two-level political talks are going on in Kabul. These interconnected conversations could determine the immediate future of Afghanistan in the days to come. One of … Read more

Taliban warning: US will face consequences

Extension of withdrawal of foreign troops unacceptable

Ground Report | New Delhi: Taliban warning; Sohail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, said the US president’s August 31 deadline was a “red line” that needed to be met. The statement came as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson convened an emergency meeting of world leaders on Tuesday to ask President Biden to send … Read more

Fear of IS attack on Kabul airport, US issued warning

Fear of IS attack on Kabul airport

Ground Report | New Delhi: Fear of IS attack; The US has issued a warning to its citizens not to approach Kabul airport because they are concerned that a branch of the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan could attack. A security alert issued on Saturday called on US citizens to keep themselves away from … Read more

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar, set to form new government

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar

Ground Report | New Delhi: Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar; Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday to discuss the formation of a new Afghan government with fellow members of the group and other politicians. Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar “He (Mullah Baradar) is in Kabul to meet with jihadi leaders and politicians … Read more

150 people abducted in Kabul, mostly Indians: Reports

Another blast in Kabul

Ground Report | New Delhi: 150 people abducted in Kabul; Around 150 people, mostly Indian nationals, have been allegedly abducted by Taliban fighters to leave Afghanistan amid the humanitarian crisis following the Taliban takeover, according to local media reports. The Ministry of External Affairs has not yet made any official statement on the matter and … Read more