Death toll from rain-induced disasters in Nepal climbed to 88, while 30 are still missing. On Thursday, 11 people have been confirmed to have died following the conditions invited by bad weather, reported The Himalayan Times. The disasters have also caused widespread damage to property as well as ready-to-harvest crops.
AFGHANISTAN-CONFLICT/Putin says Afghanistan’s financial assets should be unfrozen
The ‘Moscow Format’ talks on Wednesday, which will see the participation of the Taliban and 10 countries including India, will underline the need for an inclusive government in Afghanistan and seek consolidated international efforts to fend off a humanitarian crisis in the country.
Mahjubin Hakimi, a member of the Afghan women’s national volleyball team who played in the youth age group, was beheaded by the Taliban in Kabul.
In a rare public mention of engagement with India, the Taliban on Wednesday said India had offered humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan at the Moscow Format talks. The talks saw participation by the Taliban and 10 countries, including India, and emphasised the need for Afghanistan to have an inclusive government that reflected, as Russian foreign minister …
Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US envoy whose months of hotel-ballroom diplomacy helped end the US war in Afghanistan but failed at preventing a Taliban takeover, resigned on Monday.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban as a schoolgirl, has urged Afghanistan’s new rulers to let girls return to school.”To the Taliban authorities…reverse the de facto ban on girls’ education and re-open girls’ secondary schools immediately,” Yousafzai and a number of Afghan women’s rights activists said in an …
With Afghanistan’s food crisis driving millions to the brink of starvation, India is considering options to transport 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat, and medical aid to the country.