Posts Tagged Taliban

Philippines to accept Afghan refugees only via gov’t-to-gov’t arrangement

Marje Pelayo   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippines will accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan only under a government-to-government agreement. He stressed, the Philippines will not entertain...

78 Filipinos in Afghanistan awaiting repatriation

UNTV News   •   August 17, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — A total of 78 overseas Filipinos in Afghanistan who availed of mandatory repatriation are still waiting for a chartered flight home to the Philippines, the president of...

Philippines ready to accept refugees from Afghanistan — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   August 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is willing to receive refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “The...

Afghanistan president flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 16, 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday (August 15) as Taliban fighters entered the presidential palace. Ghani, in his Facebook page, said he left the country to avoid...

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul, six killed

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2019

A blast in the center of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least six people and wounded another 14 on Tuesday (September 17), police officials said. Most of the wounded were...

Death toll from Taliban blast in Afghan capital reaches 16, with 119 wounded says official

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 3, 2019

A Taliban vehicle bomb exploded late on Monday (September 2) close to a housing compound used by international organizations in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 16 people and...

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

admin   •   December 10, 2015

Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighboring...

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

admin   •   September 8, 2014

(Reuters) – Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the...

Panicked refugees pour out of Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan

admin   •   June 20, 2014

(Reuters) – Their belongings piled high on buses, rickety donkey carts and tractors, thousands of refugees poured out of Pakistan’s North Waziristan on Thursday, terrified by both state troops and...

Pakistan army in for long haul in offensive against Taliban

admin   •   June 18, 2014

(Reuters) – After months of dithering, Pakistan’s army has launched an offensive against Taliban insurgents near the border with Afghanistan but the tough terrain, a potentially hostile local population, and...

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