Militancy

Militancy

Failed 'lone wolf' militant attack in Gulshan

The young man who hurled a petrol bomb at a car belonging to the American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) was a ‘lone wolf’ militant. He learned how to make petrol bombs and also attack ...

Militant

Gun-toting Taliban mingle with families and kids at Kabul Zoo

Taliban soldiers cradling AK-47s and M16 assault rifles mingle among families at Kabul Zoo, a novelty experience for many of the young fighters from rural Afghanistan

A boy poses for a picture with the rifle of a Taliban fighter near the camel enclosure at the Kabul zoo on 17 September, 2021

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom

Afghan girls attend a class at the Ishkashim high school for girls in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, near the border with Tajikistan, Afghanistan on 23 April 2008

Women in Afghanistan won't be allowed to play any sports: Taliban

The Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that women in Afghanistan will not be allowed to play any sports, including cricket

Women in Afghanistan won't be allowed to play any sports: Taliban

UN concerned about Afghan women's rights under Taliban

The Taliban is already neglecting its promise to respect Afghan women's rights, a United Nations official based in Kabul said Wednesday

Two burqa-clad Afghan women walk along an under-construction road in Kabul on 8 September, 2021

Bangladesh army chief pays tributes at war memorial in New Delhi

Visiting chief of Bangladesh Army general SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Tuesday laid a wreath and paid tributes to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial in New Delhi, capital of India.

Bangladesh army chief pays tributes at war memorial in New Delhi

Afghanistan

Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

The Taliban have ordered that the women attending private Afghan universities must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face and classes must be segregated by sex -- or at least divided ...

A woman wearing a niqab

IS-inspired attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket knife rampage

An Islamic State-inspired attacker injured six people in a New Zealand supermarket knife rampage Friday, before being shot dead by undercover police officers who had him under round-the-clock ...

IS-inspired attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket knife rampage

In 'pain and anger', Pentagon looks to lessons of 20-year war

US defence chiefs said they felt pain and anger Wednesday and would humbly study the lessons of the Afghan war after leaving the country under control of the Taliban, whom they fought for 20 years

In this file photo taken on 6 June 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan general Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province.

Britain in talks with Taliban over safe passage of remaining nationals

Britain has opened talks with the Taliban over the "safe passage" of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan after the hardline Islamist group's quickfire takeover of the country last ...

UK military personnel board an A400M aircraft departing Kabul, Afghanistan 28 August, 2021
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