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  • May 19, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban say female Afghan TV presenters must cover faces on air
    Al Jazeera: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have told television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters working in local stations cover their faces when on air, a government official said.The order follows a recent directive from Taliban authorities that Afghan women must cover their faces in public and is seen as the latest sign of a possible return to the Taliban’s ultraconservative rule of the past and an escalation of restrictions on women that are causing anger at home and abroad.      Full news...


  • May 10, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women protest Taliban decree to cover faces
    CNA: KABUL: About a dozen women protested in the Afghan capital on Tuesday (May 10) against the Taliban’s new edict that females must fully cover their faces and bodies when in public. Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a mandate over the weekend ordering women to cover up fully, ideally with the traditional all-covering burqa.      Full news...


  • May 9, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A poll by a research organization shows that 71% of people oppose the Taliban’s
    Pixstory: A poll by an Afghan research organization shows that the majority of Afghans disagree with the Taliban’s values ​​and way of governing. The popularity of the Taliban among the people is 7% in total. In this survey, 81% of people in Afghanistan’s cities and villages support women’s education and work. In this study, the Afghanistan Research and Analysis Organization interviewed nearly 10,000 Afghans in 2020 and 2021, according to which more than 77 percent of the population rejected the Taliban’s way of governing, especially its religious extremism.      Full news...

  • May 7, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Taliban order Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public
    Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation of restrictions that are causing anger at home and abroad. A decree from the group’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, said that if a woman did not cover her face outside home, her father or closest male relative would be visited and face potential prison or firing from state jobs.      Full news...

  • May 5, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The strangled body of a female teacher was found in Nimroz
    Afghan Women News Agency: Popular sources in Nimroz province reported finding the strangled body of a woman, which was found on Wednesday afternoon (May 4, 2022) in the Nad Ali area north of Zaranj, the capital of the province. Sources say the woman was a teacher and was abducted by unknown individuals at 2pm and then her strangled body was found at 5pm that day.      Full news...

  • May 4, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    97 percent of the Afghan population now facing food shortages: UN
    CNN: Millions of Afghans are now experiencing intense food shortages following the Taliban’s takeover in August. As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid, experts say that for most Afghans, it was simply another day of struggle to put food on the table. According to the United Nations, 97 per cent of Afghans are experiencing food shortages. Following the Taliban’s takeover in August, most Western aid was stopped. Hospitals and schools are unable to pay their employees, and many people are unable to purchase food, exacerbating an already dire crisis.      Full news...

  • May 4, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Poverty Bears More Child Brides
    VOA: For several months Pashtana kept rejecting marriage proposals made for her 14-year-old daughter, Zarghona, until she had to make a final decision. “I had to choose between the survival of my four little children and giving Zarghona to marriage,” Pashtana told VOA over the phone from the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, where last year her husband, an army soldier, was killed in clashes with then Taliban insurgents.The young widow made every effort to provide for her children, but there was no job for her under a Taliban regime that has banned work for women.      Full news...

  • April 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan women athletes: prisoners in their own homes
    Deutsche Welle: It’s eight months since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and the country has slipped down the news agenda. ’The world forgets about us,’ says Friba Rezayee, the first Afghan woman to compete at the Olympics. “I wish I didn’t exist," Afghan athlete Amira (name changed) writes. "I didn't do anything wrong. The only crime I have committed is to play sports.” Before the Taliban took power in Kabul in August 2021, Amira was one of the best judo fighters in the country. A few weeks ago, the Taliban raided her home for documents that would prove the young woman had been a member of the Afghan national team.      Full news...

  • April 24, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill teenager in Nangarhar
    Etlaat-e-Rooz: A family in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, claims that Taliban forces killed a teenage boy and wounded two others. Salahuddin, a member of the family, said that the incident took place last night (Saturday, April 24) in the seventh district of Jalalabad. According to him, a 15-year-old boy, his name was Adel, was killed in a Taliban shooting.      Full news...

  • April 21, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Explosion at Afghan Mosque Kills at Least 10
    The New York Times: The blast in Mazar-i-Sharif, one of Afghanistan’s economic hubs, was the latest in a series of attacks on one of its religious minorities and was claimed by an ISIS affiliate. KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan on Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than two dozen others, local officials said, adding to the toll of a bloody week for one of the country’s religious minorities.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Regains Its Crown as Terror Central
    Foreign Policy: Violence is intensifying in Afghanistan eight months after the United States’ retreat allowed the Taliban to return to power, fueling concerns that the country may again become a hub of instability and terrorism across South and Central Asia and beyond. Afghanistan has long been a base for militants with ambitions for global jihad. Dozens of groups that have been present since the Taliban’s last turn in power from 1996 to 2001 are again operational, looking for opportunities to expand their reach, said security, diplomatic, and military sources.      Full news...

  • April 17, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pakistan Air Strikes Continue to Face Strong Reactions
    Tolo TV: On Friday night, the Pakistani air strikes targeted civilians in Esperai district in Khost, killing dozens of people. Strong reactions continue at national level against Pakistani military’s air strikes and rocket attacks on Afghan provinces with many blaming Pakistan for violation of Afghanistan’s sovereignty.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women and Journalists are Targets of Violence in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan, Report Says
    The Intercept: EIGHT MONTHS AFTER a U.S.-supported government in Afghanistan was defeated by the Taliban, violence against civilians and politically motivated violence persist in the country even as incidents have become harder to report and verify amid an intensifying information blackout, a report published today reveals. Journalists and women, particularly those participating in or covering demonstrations in opposition to Taliban rule, have been increasingly targeted, as have members of the former government and security forces.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill and kidnap 500 former military and government personnel for helping the United States
    The Bharat Express News: Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last year, they have hunted down government officials aided by the United States. Contrary to their promise, they have been investigating these officials for months and, despite their promise of clemency, have finally punished them. According to a report, 500 government officers have been killed or disappeared so far. The Taliban, however, call these allegations baseless. According to media reports, the Taliban used numerous tactics to track the whereabouts of Afghan soldiers and government officials who aided the United States.      Full news...

  • April 14, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Through child marriage or paid adoption, Afghan girls bear brunt of crisis
    The Washington Post: HERAT, Afghanistan — Without work, Khangul Sadiqi found himself heavily in debt. His children often went to bed hungry, shivering in their unheated home. And so, six months into Taliban rule, he began to see his three girls through the prism of survival. “Rather than all of my family members die, I decided it’s better to sell one of my girls to save the rest,” Sadiqi said. The daughter he sold is Zahra. She is 3 years old. Her buyer is a wealthy man in search of another wife. He is 50. The cost of the sale: roughly $500.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2022 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban arrested 11 protesting women in Bamyan
    8am: Sources in Bamyan province confirm that the Taliban have arrested 11 women in the province on charges of disrupting the group’s support program.The sources told the 8am newspaper on Thursday that 11 women have been detained by the Taliban since Saturday. According to these sources, first three people who had lowered the Taliban banners were arrested and then eight others were arrested on charges of disrupting the program.      Full news...

  • 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 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...


  • 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...



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