Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Tough road ahead for Taliban

Taliban have achieved victory through military means and they have a firm grip over the power but the path ahead is full of big challenges

Taliban forces patrol in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2 September 2021

Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work

The Taliban's effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education

Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3 September 2021

IS claims attacks against Taliban in Jalalabad

Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) on Sunday claimed weekend attacks against the Taliban in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, in two statements carried by IS's propaganda arm Amaq

Taliban members and people gather at the site of a bomb explosion which targeted a pickup truck carrying Taliban fighters in Jalalabad on 19 September, 2021, a day after at least two people were killed in a series of blasts in the area

Three killed in blasts in Afghan city of Jalalabad, sources say

The fatalities occurred during a series of five blasts, the sources, who said they had received information from hospitals and eyewitnesses

Three killed in blasts in Afghan city of Jalalabad, sources say

Gun-toting Taliban mingle with families and kids at Kabul Zoo

Taliban soldiers cradling AK-47s and M16 assault rifles mingle among families at Kabul Zoo, a novelty experience for many of the young fighters from rural Afghanistan

A boy poses for a picture with the rifle of a Taliban fighter near the camel enclosure at the Kabul zoo on 17 September, 2021

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom

Afghan girls attend a class at the Ishkashim high school for girls in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, near the border with Tajikistan, Afghanistan on 23 April 2008

Afghanistan

Taliban replace women’s ministry with promotion of virtue and prevention of vice ministry

Although still marginalised, Afghan women have fought for and gained basic rights in the past 20 years, becoming lawmakers, judges, pilots and police officers

Afghan women walk down a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 16 September 2021

Afghanistan

Drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants: US general

The strike was a tragic mistake, says US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie

US drone strike destroys a vehicle in Kabul on 29 August 2021

Virtual dialogue

'Taliban issue calls for cautious decision'

Bangladesh must ensure its own interests while taking the geopolitical situation into consideration, observed experts regarding recognition of the Taliban government and furthering relations

Taliban forces patrol in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2 September 2021.

‘A fantasy’ to think UN can fix Afghanistan: Guterres

Guterres said he supports efforts to convince the Taliban to form a more inclusive government than when it ruled 20 years ago

‘A fantasy’ to think UN can fix Afghanistan: Guterres
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