Afghanistan

Afghan groups step up as foreign earthquake relief faces delays | Earthquakes News

As international aid agencies struggle to provide rapid relief aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan, civil society groups in the country are mobilising to step in and support the survivors. More than 24 hours after being hit by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Wednesday, residents in remote areas of Paktika and Khost provinces in eastern Afghanistan continued …

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India, Pakistan send help to Afghanistan after deadly earthquake | Earthquakes News

The two South Asian nations offer humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, where a powerful earthquake has killed more than 1,000 people. India and Pakistan have sent humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan where a powerful earthquake has killed more than 1,000 people. India said it has sent a technical team to the Afghan capital, Kabul, to coordinate the …

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Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 155 people

KABUL, Afghanistan — An earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 155 people, authorities said. Information remained scarce on the magnitude 6 temblor that struck Paktika province. The state-run Bakhtar news agency reported the detall and said rescuers were arriving by helicopter. “A severe earthquake shook four districts of Paktika province, killing and …

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Afghanistan: Blast hits Sikh temple in Kabul | Religion News

About 30 people were inside the building when the explosion occurred, according to a temple official. A blast has hit a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a temple official said, but it was unclear if there were casualties. “There were around 30 people inside the temple. We don’t know how many of them …

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Watchdog says Afghan Taliban detaining, torturing civilians

ISLAMABAD — Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with an opposition armed group, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday. Since mid-May 2022, fighting has escalated in Panjshir province as National Resistance Front (NRF) forces have attacked Taliban units and checkpoints, HRW said. …

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