New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghans lodged more than 17,000 asylum applications in the EU in September, up from 10,000 in August and nearly twice as many as Syrians. This made Afghanistan by far the main country of origin, which Syria had been for seven years until July, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Taliban have been accused of killing an Afghan over a critical Facebook post three days after he was taken into custody, RFE/RL reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans are escaping the country each week and many of them are paying smugglers to take them westward to neighbouring Iran, from where some hope to reach Europe, RFE/RL reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The 287,000 people who live in Barbados are just the latest pawns in the sights of the Beijing regime as part of its unwavering policy of world domination, the Daily Mail reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) If the US loses Chinese companies, Wall Street will gradually alienate itself from the world's most prosperous market and the US will no longer be the true global financial centre, Chinese state media claimed.
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) A bomb blast rocked Police District 4 of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday with no casualties confirmed, Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti said.
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghan security forces have discovered and seized a variety of weapons from eastern Panjshir province, the state-run news agency Bakhtar reported Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The US and the European Union have expressed "strong concern" over what they said were Chinas "problematic and unilateral actions" in the disputed seas in the Asia Pacific, saying they would work together to manage their rivalry with Beijing, Al Jazeera reported.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A mob in Sialkot in Pakistan on Friday tortured a Sri Lankan national man to death before burning his body, Dawn reported.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has mounted multifaceted and multiplatform information campaigns to deny accusations of forced labour, mass detention, surveillance, sterilisation, cultural erasure and alleged genocide in the Xinjiang region.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global has announced plans to take its shares off the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and move its listing to Hong Kong, BBC reported.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Israel's Mossad recruited a team of Iranian nuclear scientists to carry out a covert operation which blew up one of the regime's most secure nuclear facilities earlier this year, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
United Nations, Dec 3 (IANS) The UN and partners are conducting needs assessments while distributing aid across Afghanistan, one of the world's greatest emergencies, UN humanitarians has said.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has announced immediate suspension of all women's tournaments in China amid concern over Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, the BBC reported.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A lawmaker from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) believes that increasing divorce rate in Pakistan could also be blamed on smoking, provided smokers are women, Samaa TV reported.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Taliban have issued a new diktat in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan, wherein people have been urged to stop their work for attending congregational prayers, Raha Press reported.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Facebook owner Meta Platforms has removed more than 500 accounts linked to an online disinformation network, primarily based in China, BBC reported.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Balochistan police have issued orders to send 5,500 police personnel to Gwadar from various other districts for maintenance of law and order and on anti-riot duties amid the weeks long protests there, the Dawn reported.
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed a clash between the border forces of Iran and Afghanistan and described the incident as a "misunderstanding."
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) A blast was heard in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Thursday but no casualties have been confirmed.
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) In a diplomatic setback to the Taliban, the permanent representative of the democratically-elected government of Afghanistan Ghulam Isaczai has received a temporary reprieve after the deadlocked credentials committee failed to act on the Islamic group's request to recognise its representative.