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  • April 6, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girl students in Bamyan tore down banners of Taliban in protest
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: Local sources in Bamyan province say female students tore down Taliban banners in response to a “staged” support program. This happened three days ago in Bamyan. According to sources, Bamyan University officials had asked female students to participate in a women’s rights program at the Bamyan Sports Stadium, but when the girls attended the program, they realized that the program was not in support of women’s rights, but in support of the Taliban.      Full news...

  • April 4, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suffering Reaches Unprecedented Levels in Afghanistan
    GALLUP: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Taliban’s recent decision to renege on its promise to allow girls to attend school past sixth grade is a stark reminder of how much life has changed for Afghans since the group returned to power last year -- and Gallup's surveys in the country show it hasn’t been for the better. As the Taliban completed its takeover of Afghanistan last year, nearly all Afghans (94%) rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering. This was not only a record high for Afghanistan, but also the highest level of suffering that Gallup has measured for any country since 2005.      Full news...


  • April 2, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban tortured and killed midwife in Mazar-e-Sharif
    Subh-e-Kabul: “Nafisa worked at the Ali Chopan Clinic”, said the source. Yesterday evening, she was on her way home from work with her sister’s child and a colleague. “The Taliban said why did you get in a car with a non-mahram?”. According to the latest information received by Sobh-e-Kabul newspaper, a young girl who was killed in Balkh province was first tortured by the Taliban and then shot dead.      Full news...

  • March 31, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The burnt body of a former government soldier was found in Herat
    Etlaat-e-Rooz: Relatives of a former government soldier in Herat say he was mysteriously killed and his body burned. He was named Hassan Qanuni and his body was discovered today (Thursday, March 31). Mr. Qanuni’s brother, Said Baqir Sajadi, said his brother had a background in the police force. He also studied pharmacology.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rights watchdog condemns Taliban for detaining journalists
    Arab News: LONDON: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the Taliban on Monday for detaining at least seven journalists, warning that the group “must cease detaining journalists for their work and lift all bans on news outlets’ operations.”Since Saturday, the Taliban detained and subsequently released at least seven journalists and media workers, and have ordered local outlets to stop airing content from three international broadcasters.      Full news...

  • March 29, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban’s latest rules: Parks segregated by sex, media access cut, men’s grooming policed
    Global News: The Taliban have issued even more restrictive edicts in Afghanistan, after recent news that the all-male government would prevent girls from attending school after Grade 6, and that women would be disallowed from boarding flights without male chaperones. After the U.S. and NATO evacuated their troops from Afghanistan in mid-August and the country slipped back under Taliban control, the international community has waited to see if this new government would revert back to how the Taliban ruled in the late 1990s.      Full news...

  • March 26, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women protest against girls’ schools’ closure in Kabul
    Khaama Press: A small group of women took to the streets of Kabul on Saturday, March 26, 2022, to protest against the Taliban’s announcement banning teenage girls from going to schools. The female protestors said access to education is an alienable right of humans and girls likewise the rest of the boys in Afghanistan have the right to get educated.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesting students in Kabul: Closing persecution schools is the right of a generation
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: A number of students have rallied in Kabul to protest the Taliban’s decision to block girls’ schools. Those who gathered in a house today chanted slogans such as “No religion restricts education and the ban on educating girls is blatant gender discrimination.” The students urged the Taliban not to be hypocritical about male and female students. They say closing schools is persecution for a generation.      Full news...

  • March 18, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The media spotlight on Afghanistan is fading fast – but the agony of its people is far from over
    The Guardian: In January, some Taliban members in northern Mazār-e-Sharīf city allegedly gang-raped eight women in custody. These women were part of the group of people arrested while trying to flee the country following the Taliban takeover in the wake of the withdrawal of foreign troops. My friends in Kabul told me that the women who survived the gang rape were later killed by their families in the name of “honour” after they were handed over by the Taliban. The rest of the women, they said, were still “missing”.      Full news...

  • March 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poverty and unemployment: a man in Faryab sells his 10-years-old daughter
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: A man in Faryab says unemployment, poverty and misery have forced him to sell his 10-years-old daughter. Assadullah, a resident of Faryab’s Belcheragh district, now lives in Maimana, the provincial capital, with a 10-years-old girl and two younger children. He says, he lost his wife eight months ago and now has a lot of problems with his underage children.      Full news...


  • March 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Continuation of mysterious murders: the body of a young girl with her hands tied was found in Kabul
    Afghanistan International: Local sources in Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul, confirm that the body of a young girl with her hands tied was found in the rubbish in the middle of an alley. The victim has not been identified and Taliban officials have not commented. Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, cases such as killings and kidnappings of civilians have increased, and in recent months the bodies of a number of women have been found around the city of Mazar-e-Sharif.      Full news...

  • March 4, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Discovery of the bodies of two young girls in Balkh; the victims were shot dead
    8am newspaper: Local sources in Balkh province say that two young girls have been mysteriously killed in the province, and their bodies have been found in the Shadian area of Mazar-e-Sharif. According to sources, the bodies of the two girls were found by locals on Thursday, May 12.Local sources told the 8am Newspaper that the girls had been shot dead. The bodies of the two victims were taken to the hospital for autopsy.      Full news...


  • March 2, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Story of a war and poverty-stricken Afghan widow
    RAWA News: The woman (name protected) shown in the photo is in her 40s and belongs to Chahrdara village of Kunduz province in the northern Afghanistan. Four years ago (2017) when heavy infighting was going on between Ghani government and Taliban rebels in Kunduz, the family escaped the area hoping to build a safer and better life for their children in the capital. Like thousands of other miserable Afghans who became victims of insecurity in Kabul, this family also faced a deep tragedy: she lost her husband in a suicide attack and due to nervous breakdown and a stroke, she became paralyzed in both legs.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    8 polio-vaccination team members in Afghanistan slain: UN
    Xinhua: The United Nations is appalled by the slaying on Thursday of eight workers on polio-vaccination teams in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz and Takhar provinces, a UN spokesman said. "We are appalled by the brutality of these killings, across four separate locations," said Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.      Full news...

  • February 23, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Field court: An Afghan officer educated in Turkey was shot dead
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: On Monday night, Feb.21,2022, Taliban forces opened fire on a vehicles carrying three people in the Bakrabad area in central Herat city. Mahboob Shah, a former Herat police officer, was killed by Taliban insurgents along with two civilians. The Taliban displayed their bodies in several parts of Herat city. Photographs of the incident on social media show that the Taliban have dealt harshly with them.      Full news...

  • February 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban banned establishment of literacy classes in homes
    Etilaat-e-Rooz: The Taliban’s Ministry of Guidance, Hajj and Endowments has banned “establishment of educational circles in residential houses" by literacy institutes and banned adult women from teaching in "religious schools located in mosques.” The Taliban Ministry of Guidance, Hajj and Endowments recently announced this in a letter to a number of literacy institutes in Kabul and the provinces. The letter also emphasizes that girls and boys can not study in a mixed class.      Full news...

  • February 12, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban have detained 29 women and their families in Kabul
    The Guardian: The Taliban have detained 29 women and their families in Kabul, a senior US diplomat said on Saturday, adding to concerns about rising numbers of people seized and held indefinitely in Afghanistan. Rina Amiri, US special envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights, said that women were among 40 people seized on Friday. “These unjust detentions must stop,” she said in a tweet.      Full news...


  • February 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Alleged killing of a civilian by the Taliban in Kabul sparks protest
    Etlat-Rooz: Residents have staged a protest following the killing of a civilian in Kabul’s Mirbacheh Kot district. The incident took place this evening (Monday, February 7) in the “Sarai Khaja” area of Mirbacheh Kot district of Kabul and the victim was a shopkeeper. Protesters carried the body on the Parwan-Kabul highway, chanting “Death to the Taliban!” slogan as the road closed to traffic.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban have hired 15,000 mullahs for propaganda
    Afghanistan International TV: A spokesman for the Taliban’s Ministry of Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Virtue said 15,000 mullahs had been recruited across Afghanistan. Mohammad Sadegh Akef said that among their missionaries, there are currently no Shiite mullahs, but the process of hiring mullahs from other religions continues. In an interview with Entekhab Media, he said that the fight against Western ideology in Afghanistan is one of the main plans of the Taliban in the coming years.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Female activist latest to be “arrested” by Taliban after protests
    BBC: An Afghan female activist has been forcibly taken from her home, the latest in a string of alleged arrests by the Taliban. A source told the BBC that authorities had arrested Mursal Ayar at her home in the capital Kabul on Wednesday. Ms Ayar is the sixth woman to have been taken by the Taliban in the past weeks, the BBC understands. The Taliban has denied detaining the women. A spokesman said they were looking into Ms Ayar’s case.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six women’s rights activists still missing in Afghanistan
    UN News: “We are gravely concerned for their well-being and safety”, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, told journalists at a regular press briefing in Geneva. Despite the de facto authorities’ announcement on Saturday of an investigation into the disappearance two weeks ago of these individuals, “there is still no confirmed information on their whereabouts”, she added.      Full news...

  • January 28, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women living under Taliban fighting for their rights six months after insurgent takeover
    BBC World Service: Sheila Dost holds back tears as she tells me about the day she brought her two young children to demonstrate against Taliban restrictions on girls’ education. “I asked my children to put on burial shrouds and told them we may get killed today but we have to accept that because if it means it’ll bring some kind of change, then it’ll be worth it.”Before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August, the mother of three was a teacher at a secondary school.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban launch raids on homes of Afghan women’s rights activists
    The Guardian: Taliban gunmen have raided the homes of women’s rights activists in Kabul, beating and arresting female campaigners in a string of actions apparently triggered by recent demonstrations.Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and Parawana Ibrahimkhel, who participated in a series of protests held in Kabul over the last few months, were seized on Wednesday night by armed men claiming to be from the Taliban intelligence department.      Full news...

  • January 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Musician Weeps as Taliban Fighters Burn His Instruments in Public
    VICE: The Taliban forced a local musician to watch as they burned his instruments and mocked him before a large crowd. The video shows the musician shedding tears while watching his harmonium and drum burn as Taliban soldiers preach to a crowd. He appears to have been mauled by the Taliban soldiers as the arms and back of his coat have been badly torn. The footage was recorded in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, and went viral after being posted on social media on Saturday.      Full news...

  • January 13, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban killed a young woman at a checkpoint in west of Kabul
    Etlat-e-Rooz: Taliban forces shot and killed a young woman at a checkpoint in the Dasht-e Barchi area. The incident took place yesterday evening (Thursday, Jan.13) in the Gulai area of the 13th district of Kabul. The victim of this incident is named Zeinab Abdullahi. Fatemeh, the victim's sister, told the daily Al-Inta'a that she and her sister and son-in-law were confronted by a Taliban checkpoint on their way back from a wedding in Gulai and were stopped at the checkpoint; But Taliban forces opened fire on their vehicles a few meters away.      Full news...

  • January 6, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young girl committed suicide in Paktia
    Subh-e-Kabul: A Paktia police spokesman said the girl was initially injured; But she died due to heavy bleeding after being taken to the hospital.Taliban security officials in Paktia province say a young girl has been shot dead in the province. Omar Badri, a spokesman for the Taliban police command for Paktia province, said the incident took place in the Ahmadabad district of the province after noon on Wednesday (Jan.5)      Full news...



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