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Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air
Women presenters on Afghanistan’s leading TV channels went on air Saturday without covering their faces, defying a Taliban order that they conceal their appearance.Since surging back to power last ...
World News 1 days ago
Exiled Afghan warlords form resistance council to fight Taliban Exiled Afghan warlords form resistance council to fight Taliban
Former Afghan warlords and exiled politicians announced the creation of a High Council of National Resistance against the Taliban on Thursday, calling on Taliban to form a more inclusive government or ...
World News 3 days ago
UN slams Taliban closure of Afghan human rights body UN slams Taliban closure of Afghan human rights body
The United Nations on Thursday slammed the Taliban’s closure of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), calling it a “deeply retrograde step.”Since the Taliban seized power last ...
World News 3 days ago
Afghan money exchangers reopen after strike against license fees imposed by Taliban Afghan money exchangers reopen after strike against license fees imposed by Taliban
Thousands of money exchangers in Afghanistan ended their strike on Monday, the brokers commission said, a day after they shut their shops to protest a steep hike in license fees imposed by Taliban ...
World News 6 days ago
Families in Afghanistan’s Herat dine together after ban lifted: Restaurant owners Families in Afghanistan’s Herat dine together after ban lifted: Restaurant owners
Restaurants in Afghanistan’s western city of Herat began allowing families to dine out together again Saturday, days after owners said Taliban authorities had instructed them to segregate men and ...
World News 14 May ,2022
Taliban’s first annual Afghan budget foresees $501 million deficit Taliban’s first annual Afghan budget foresees $501 million deficit
Afghanistan faces a budget deficit of 44 billion Afghanis ($501 million) this financial year, the country’s Taliban authorities said on Saturday without clarifying how the gap between expected ...
World News 14 May ,2022
Taliban stop men and women dining together in Afghan city Taliban stop men and women dining together in Afghan city
Taliban authorities have banned men and women from dining out together and visiting parks at the same time in the western Afghan city of Herat, an official said Thursday.Afghanistan is a deeply ...
World News 12 May ,2022
EU says Taliban ‘not listening’ to Afghans with girls’ school ban EU says Taliban ‘not listening’ to Afghans with girls’ school ban
The Taliban shutdown of girls’ education shows the extremists are not listening to the Afghan people and poses a major hurdle to international recognition of the new regime, a top European Union ...
World News 12 May ,2022
US ‘concerned’ after Taliban orders Afghan women to cover faces: State dept US ‘concerned’ after Taliban orders Afghan women to cover faces: State dept
The United States is “concerned” by the erosion of women’s rights in Afghanistan, a State Department spokesperson said Saturday, after the Taliban ordered Afghan women to cover their faces in ...
World News 07 May ,2022
Offensive launched against Taliban rule in Panjshir: Armed group Offensive launched against Taliban rule in Panjshir: Armed group
An Afghan insurgent group led by the son of late anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud claimed Saturday to have seized three northern districts from the extremist group, after announcing a wide ...
World News 07 May ,2022
Taliban leader orders women to wear all-covering burqa in public: Decree Taliban leader orders women to wear all-covering burqa in public: Decree
Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief on Saturday ordered the country’s women to wear the all-covering burqa in public - one of the harshest controls imposed on women’s lives since the ...
World News 07 May ,2022
Afghanistan’s free fall sparks accelerating humanitarian crisis Afghanistan’s free fall sparks accelerating humanitarian crisis
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the resulting cut in international aid has led to a worsening humanitarian crisis, according to the latest report by a Pentagon watchdog that has spent more ...
World News 04 May ,2022
Afghan women defend right to drive as Taliban stops issuing licenses for women Afghan women defend right to drive as Taliban stops issuing licenses for women
Taliban officials in Afghanistan’s most progressive city have told driving instructors to stop issuing licenses to women, professionals from the sector told AFP.While Afghanistan is a deeply ...
World News 03 May ,2022
Second bombing in two days in Kabul on eve of Eid al-Fitr holiday Second bombing in two days in Kabul on eve of Eid al-Fitr holiday
A bomb blast in a passenger van in Kabul on Saturday killed at least one person, officials said, in the second explosion in the Afghan capital in two days, as security concerns rise on the eve of the ...
World News 30 April ,2022
Deadlock in talks to run Afghan airports: Officials Deadlock in talks to run Afghan airports: Officials
Negotiations between the Taliban and a Qatar-Turkey consortium for operating Afghanistan’s five airports, including in the capital, have hit a deadlock after Taliban insisted their fighters will guard ...
World News 29 April ,2022
ISIS claims bombing targeting Shias in north Afghanistan ISIS claims bombing targeting Shias in north Afghanistan
The ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan claimed responsibility on Friday for two bombings in the country’s north that targeted the country’s minority Hazara ethnic group a day earlier.The car bombings ...
World News 29 April ,2022
Afghanistan death toll in ‘Pakistan strikes’ rises to at least 47: Officials Afghanistan death toll in ‘Pakistan strikes’ rises to at least 47: Officials
The death toll from Pakistani military air strikes in the eastern Afghanistan provinces of Khost and Kunar has risen to at least 47, officials said on Sunday.“Forty-one civilians, mainly women and ...
World News 17 April ,2022
Afghanistan maternal, child health at risk if world does not step up support: ICRC Afghanistan maternal, child health at risk if world does not step up support: ICRC
Maternal and children’s health will remain at risk in Afghanistan if the international community does not step up to support the country’s “flailing public infrastructure,” the International Committee ...
World News 31 March ,2022
China’s Xi firmly backs Afghanistan at regional conference China’s Xi firmly backs Afghanistan at regional conference
Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference, while making no mention of human rights abuses by the country’s Taliban leaders. Xi pledged ...
World News 31 March ,2022
US representative to attend meeting on Afghanistan in China: Spokesperson US representative to attend meeting on Afghanistan in China: Spokesperson
A US representative will be present at a meeting of foreign ministers of neighboring countries of Afghanistan being held on Wednesday and Thursday in China, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, ...
World News 29 March ,2022
Afghanistan activists to launch nationwide protests if girls’ schools stay shut Afghanistan activists to launch nationwide protests if girls’ schools stay shut
Women’s rights activists pledged Sunday to launch a wave of protests across Afghanistan if the Taliban fail to reopen girls’ secondary schools within a week.Thousands of secondary school girls had ...
World News 27 March ,2022
Afghanistan’s Taliban blocks unaccompanied women from flights: Report Afghanistan’s Taliban blocks unaccompanied women from flights: Report
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some overseas, because they were traveling without a male guardian, two Afghan airline officials said ...
World News 26 March ,2022
US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education
“The Qatari jet that was meant to collect Muttaqi’s delegation in Kabul has not turned up,” said a diplomatic source, referring to Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
World News 25 March ,2022
Silence replaces old folk tunes in historic quarter of Kabul as Taliban tighten hold Silence replaces old folk tunes in historic quarter of Kabul as Taliban tighten hold
Nabih Bakhsh’s family has been part of Afghanistan’s musical tradition for generations. His great-grandfather was a musician in the court of the Afghan emperor 150 years ago. His father was a famous ...
Features 23 March ,2022
Parents of photographer killed in Afghanistan start legal action against Taliban Parents of photographer killed in Afghanistan start legal action against Taliban
The parents of Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan last year, have begun legal action at the International Criminal Court (ICC), a lawyer for the ...
World News 22 March ,2022