Q&A: Anas Haqqani on one year of Taliban rule | Taliban News

Q&A: Anas Haqqani on one year of Taliban rule |  Taliban News

Kabul, Afghanistan – Taliban took control of Afghanistan last August, promising to bring peace to the country racked by decades of conflict and US occupation. As the group is set to mark its first anniversary in power, concerns have been raised about the security situation in the country, with ISIL (ISIS) managing to carry out … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are “special targets” G7 nations call on Moscow to withdraw troops from the plant Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless fighting stops Russia warns it may cut bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe’s largest … Read more

Displaced by partition, she visited Pakistan home after 75 years India-Pakistan Partition News

Lucknow, India – Last month, 90-year-old Reena Chhibber Varma, undeterred by her age and ailments, embarked on a journey that many thought was impossible. She traveled to Pakistan to see her former home for the first time in 75 years. As the colonial British left the Indian subcontinent, they divided it into two nations on … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

75 years of India partition: How technology is opening window into past | India-Pakistan Partition News

Growing up, Guneeta Singh Bhalla heard her grandmother describe how she crossed into newly-independent India from Pakistan in 1947 with her young children, witnessing horrific scenes of carnage and violence that haunted her for the rest of her life. Those stories were not in Singh Bhalla’s school textbooks, so she decided to create an online … Read more

A year after Taliban, Afghans who chose to stay fear grim future Taliban News

Mina Alimi never left Kabul – not during the wars she was born in, not during the first Taliban government when she was just a little girl, and not even last year when the Afghan government collapsed and the Taliban seized her hometown. Even as her friends and colleagues fled fearing the new regime, Alimi, … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

A year of Taliban takeover: The missing women in Afghan workforce | Taliban News

It has been a year since 43-year-old Masuda Samar, a senior official at an Afghanistan ministry, stepped into her office. On August 15 last year, she rushed home early from work to be with her family after hearing that the then Afghan president had fled the country, paving the way for the Taliban to seize … Read more

South Asian diaspora brings 1947 partition to Western pop culture | India-Pakistan Partition News

Toronto, Canada – Shirin Shamsi, a Chicago-based children’s book author distinctly remembers when the fifth episode of Ms. Marvel television series aired on Disney+, a video streaming platform. Just like in Shamsi’s forthcoming book, the episode Time and Again featured the last train journey from independent India to the newly-formed state of Pakistan. “I was … Read more

The high price of a Sri Lankan family’s bid to flee crisis

KUDAMADUWELLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 10 (Reuters) – As anarchy gripped the Sri Lankan city of Colombo in May, Meenu Mekala and Nirosh Ravindra gambled their family’s life savings on a two-week, 4,700-km voyage aboard a rusting trawler with their two young sons. The decision ended in ruin. Meenu, a Buddhist, and Nirosh, a Christian, met … Read more