Live tv
search
Breaking
  • Supreme Court transfers Gyanvapi mosque case to Varanasi District Judge
  • Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court day after Supreme Court sentenced him to 1-year jail term in 1988 road rage case
X
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. World
  4. UN to hold emergency meeting on Afghanistan crisis

UN to hold emergency meeting on Afghanistan crisis

The UN chief on Friday had urged the Taliban to immediately halt their offensive in Afghanistan and negotiate “in good faith” to avert a prolonged civil war.

AP Edited by: AP
United Nations Published on: August 16, 2021 11:16 IST
Afghanistan Taliban crisis
Image Source : PTI

Afghans wait in long lines for hours to withdraw money, near Kabul Bank, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Afghanistan on Monday morning at the request of Estonia and Norway. Council diplomats said Sunday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief council members on the latest situation following the Taliban takeover of the capital, Kabul.

The UN chief on Friday had urged the Taliban to immediately halt their offensive in Afghanistan and negotiate “in good faith” to avert a prolonged civil war.

He also said he is “deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions in the areas under their control, particularly targeting women and journalists.

Also Read: Govt keeps two Air India aircraft on standby for emergency evacuation from Kabul

Also Read: Indian Afghan Embassy Twitter handle hacked, claims Press Secretary Abdulhaq Azad

Latest World News