Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: Kabul

International flights from Afghanistan to resume shortly, Taliban say

Addressing a press conference, Taliban spokesman Mujahe said Qatar and Turkey are helping to resume operations at Kabul airport where the radar system was destroyed by US troops.

Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada set to head the new Taliban govt in Afghanistan

Taliban is expected to announce the formation of the new government in Kabul in the next three days, which will follow the pattern of the Iranian leadership.

Pakistan NSA ‘warns’ of second 9/11 if West doesn’t recognise Taliban, then says ‘misquoted’

Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf says interview in UK’s Sunday Times is 'gross mischaracterisation' of his conversation with journalist Christina Lamb. She says ‘interviews recorded’.

With Taliban return, question for India — will infrastructure investments amount to anything

New Delhi kept its military out of the war-torn Afghanistan, preferring instead to invest in key infrastructure projects. Its approach may have backfired.

Rockets hit neighbourhood near Kabul airport, gunfire follows amid US troops withdrawal

The explosions come a day after a US drone struck a vehicle carrying multiple suicide bombers affiliated to IS-K. Tensions are high with barely a day left for final withdrawal of US troops.

ThePrint in Afghanistan and the value of putting boots on the ground each time

It's common practice now for most Indian media houses to not do stories datelined from other countries, partly due to financial constraints but also because of domestic upheavals.

Terror attack ‘highly likely’ at Kabul airport within 24-36 hours, Biden warns

US President Biden said the situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous and the threat of terrorist attacks at the Kabul airport remains high.

US retaliates after Kabul airport bombing, targets IS-K ‘planner’ in drone strike

It wasn't immediately known if the ISIS-K planner was involved in Thursday's Kabul airport attack. Earlier in the day, US President Biden vowed to make terrorists 'pay' for the attack.

The US may be relying on Taliban to fight Islamic State. It’s a dangerous move

The assumptions underpinning Biden administration’s decision-making in Afghanistan are questionable. It is delusional to rely on the Taliban to keep IS-K & other terrorist groups at bay.

Kabul bombings a dark day for Afghanistan and Joe Biden — and a harbinger of worse to come

Questions around Biden’s judgement and those of his advisers risk eating into his presidency in a way that will erode his authority.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.