Devastating Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan As Taliban Calls For International Help

Hundreds were killed in an earthquake in the southeastern region of Afghanistan early Wednesday, adding to the country’s already-serious economic and humanitarian crisis. Search and rescue operations are underground. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake caused the most damage in the mountainous areas of Khost and Paktika provinces, which are located in Afghanistan’s southeast and border Pakistan. Afghan … Read more

Quake-hit Afghan village struggles back to life as aid trickles in

WUCHKAI, AFGHANISTAN: A ruined village in eastern Afghanistan, just 10 kilometers (six miles) from the epicenter of this week’s deadly earthquake, is struggling back to life as aid trickles into the isolated region. Wuchkai, three hours away from the nearest town of any substance, can only be reached by a narrow, rutted dirt road — … Read more

US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

ISLAMABAD — An Afghan prisoner held in US custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the US Department of Defense said Friday. Asadullah Haroon Gul’s release was first announced earlier in the day by the Taliban in Afghanistan … Read more

Afghanistan ends search for survivors of devastating earthquake

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 10:05Modified: 06/24/2022 – 10:23 Authorities in Afghanistan have ended the search for survivors of an earthquake that struck on Wednesday, a senior official said on Friday, adding that supplies of medicine and other critical aid were inadequate. Some 2,000 people were injured and 10,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed by … Read more

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

DELHI– India sent family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes to rubble. State media reported that close to 3,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and the death toll rose to 1,150 people with scores … Read more

India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake

DELHI– India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. India’s External Affairs Ministry said the team has been deployed to its embassy in the Afghan capital. The embassy has been vacant since the … Read more

Taliban appeal for help after Afghanistan quake kills more than 1,000

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 09:13 Afghan authorities struggled on Thursday to reach a remote area hit by an earthquake that killed some 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads hampered their efforts, officials said, as the country’s supreme leader pleaded with the international community for help. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck … Read more

1,000 dead in worst quake in 2 decades in Afghanistan

KABUL: A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in the country’s deadliest quake in two decades. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise. Admitting it was “difficult” for the government to mount rescue and rehabilitation efforts, the … Read more

Russia’s economic forum to be far smaller but moves forward

MOSCOW — Organizers of Russia’s showpiece investment gathering are telling foreign participants to be sure to bring cash — not necessarily for making investments, but for spending money. With Russia under wide sanctions after sending troops into Ukraine, most foreign bank cards don’t work in the country. The advice for those at the St. Petersburg … Read more

taliban: Taliban targets civilians in Panjshir, reports HRW

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s Taliban regime has been targeting civilians in the northern Panjshir province to get access to suspects it believes to be part of the National Resistance Force (NRF), the anti-Taliban military alliance comprising former Northern Alliance members, troops, and top civilian -military officials of the previous American-sponsored regime. The Panjshir-based NRF is led by … Read more