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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

‘IS bride’ Shamima says prepared to face terror charges in UK

Lawyers for Begum have accused Britain of racism in its treatment of her, accusing the government of making her a scapegoat

Shamima Begum

Don't boycott men's cricket, former Afghan women's chief pleads

International cricketers should support Afghanistan's men's team, not punish them by boycotting matches if the Taliban bars women from playing, the former director of the women's side said

In this file photo taken on 21 August, 2021 Afghanistan's national cricket team players attend a training session at the Kabul International Cricket Ground in Kabul, ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan, scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in two weeks

Man killed in 'gunfight' with BGB

The yet to be identified deceased person was a yaba trader, claimed BGB

Man killed in 'gunfight' with BGB

Afghan cricket board signals women could still play

Azizullah Fazli said the governing body would outline how this would happen “very soon”

Afghan cricket board signals women could still play

Don’t isolate us, Afghan board pleads after Australia warning

Cricket was first played in Afghanistan by British troops in the 19th century, but it only took root in the 1990s after Afghans who had learnt the game in refugee camps in Pakistan returned home

In this file photo taken on 21 August, 2021 Afghanistan's national cricket team players attend a training session at the Kabul International Cricket Ground in Kabul, ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan, scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in two weeks

Afghanistan needs money to prevent total breakdown: UN

The International Monetary Fund has also blocked the Taliban from accessing some $440 million in new emergency reserves

A general view during a special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 August 2021

Teams may refuse to play Afghanistan at T20 World Cup: Paine

Paine said he could not see how Afghanistan can be allowed to play in an ICC event under the current circumstances

Australia Test skipper Tim Paine

Afghanistan

Taliban legitimacy will have to be ‘earned’: Blinken

Blinken and Maas both criticised the caretaker government announced in Afghanistan on Tuesday, which has no women or non-Taliban members

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets with a hand gesture prior to boarding an aircraft as he departs Ramstein Air Base in Germany on 8 September 2021

UN concerned about Afghan women's rights under Taliban

The Taliban is already neglecting its promise to respect Afghan women's rights, a United Nations official based in Kabul said Wednesday

Two burqa-clad Afghan women walk along an under-construction road in Kabul on 8 September, 2021
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