Indian-origin Singh replaces McBrine in Irish squad for final T20 games against Afghanistan

Indian-origin spinner Simi Singh has been selected in place of Andy McBrine for Ireland’s final two T20 matches against Afghanistan at Stormont next week. The only change to the squad from the first three games is the inclusion of Singh. Afghanistan lost to Ireland by 22 runs at the Belfast venue on Friday, giving Ireland … Read more

Afghan woman volleyball player beheaded by Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan beheaded a woman volleyball player earlier this month, her coach said. Mahjabin Hakimi was a member of Afghan junior women’s national volleyball team. She was also a star player for Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club before the collapse of the Ashraf Ghani government. According to the coach, Hakimi was beheaded by the … Read more

Taliban to Announce New Government; Hebatullah Akhundzada to be Supreme Leader

The Taliban is likely to announce new government for Afghanistan following the US army’s withdrawal from the country. The announcement of a new administration, earlier expected to be made after Friday afternoon prayers, would now not happen until Saturday at the earliest, a Taliban spokesman said. The Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada will be the Supreme … Read more

Rescue mission in Kabul will continue after the deadline as the Taliban give reassurance; Ireland looks forward to bring back its people safely

Foreign citizens including those of Irish will be able to leave even after the deadline on August 31 from Afghanistan, the government officials confirmed. 90 countries including US and UK have issued a joint statement which reads, the Taliban regime in Afghan have assured them about allowing continuing rescue missions even after the deadline proposed … Read more

US warns of more possible terrorist attacks in Kabul; Biden pays tribute to US troop killed

US warns the allies and people of Afghan about possible terrorist attacks. The US President Joe Biden today warned more attacks from the so-called ISIS-K terrorists is expected in Kabul in the next 24-36 hours. Biden’s statement comes in light of Thursday’s suicide bomber attacks near the airport in Kabul, which left at least 85 … Read more

Unmanned drones killed ISIS-K planners in counter-terrorism attack, states US Central Command

The US has conducted an unmanned drone strike targeting the Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan in response to the suicide bomber attacks near Kabul Airport. The terrorists used two suicide bombers near the airport on Thursday which remained 85 people killed including 13 US troops. The President Joe Biden had warned the terrorists that the … Read more

“We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden warns terrorists as death toll rises to 85 in Kabul airport explosions

At least 72 Afghan nationals, including 28 Taliban members, and another 13 US service members have been killed in the explosions took place near Kabul Hamid Karzai airport on Thursday. The two explosions by suicide bombers happened at Abbey Gate of the airport and a nearby hotel yesterday afternoon, reported AP. At least 158 people … Read more

At least five people killed in explosions near Kabul airport

At least five people killed following two explosions near Hamid Karzai airport in Kabul today afternoon. Meanwhile the Taliban and Russian Foreign Ministry reported 13 deaths and 15 injuries. There were fears that terrorist attack would take place near airport in the wake of Taliban’s deadline to complete evacuations by August 31. The warning was … Read more

No extension of evacuation deadline beyond August 31, says Biden; More Afghan nationals rush to Kabul airport; European countries in contradiction with US decision

Afghanistan shows a rise in number of people reaching to flee from the country after the US President Joe Biden’s confirmation that the US-led evacuations will end next week. The Taliban had already warned the US to leave the country by August 31. But many countries including those of Europe had appealed Mr Biden to … Read more

Ireland to send special forces as part of rescue mission to Afghanistan including Army Rangers

As the situation worsens, Ireland will send special forces to Afghanistan to bring back remaining 36 Irish citizens safely. The team will include nine Irish Army Rangers and two members from the Department of Foreign Affairs, it was confirmed. They will reach Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan as part of the mission. The mission … Read more

The Taliban show real face; 3 protestors shot dead, women beaten up in Afghanistan

The Taliban are showing their real face just after their hopeful statement that the women will be given freedom and no vengeance will be taken against former government supporters. On Wednesday, the Taliban terrorists shot fires at protestors in Jalalabad, a city nearer to Pakistan border and about 150km away from the capital city of … Read more

No Afghan national will be deported from Ireland, confirms Minister of State for Immigration

No deportation orders are currently being enforced in Ireland, Minister of State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration James Browne TD confirmed with reference to the proposed deportation of Afghan nationals from the country. The Minister took the issue to his Twitter handle and made it clear that no one will be returned to … Read more

Call on Ireland to take in at least 1,000 refugees from Afghanistan; Situation worsen as women models’ photos on walls white washed in Kabul

International human rights organisations including The Irish Refugee Council, Amnesty International and the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (Masi) requested Ireland to take in more refugees from the Taliban caught Afghanistan. The Irish government had confirmed that 195 humanitarian visas would be issued for Afghan refugees. But as the situation worsens in Afghanistan, this … Read more

Ireland to receive 195 refugees from the Taliban captured Afghanistan

Ireland will issue 195 humanitarian visas to refugees from Afghanistan, the Irish government confirmed. The government had already announced 45 visas to refugees amid the Taliban attacks and ravaging power in Afghanistan but yesterday the officials said that 150 additional visas will be issued along with them under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP). The … Read more