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Afghan News Readers
Afghan male newsreaders wear masks to protest Taliban order for women counterparts

Earlier this month, Afghanistan's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a diktat for women to cover up fully in public, including their faces, ideally with the traditional burqa.

Taliban orders UN female staff in Afghanistan to wear hijab
Taliban orders UN female staff in Afghanistan to wear hijab

The statement also notes that the personnel of the Ministry will stand outside the UN office to "monitor if hijab is used or not".

Afghan resistance attack Taliban in Panjshir
Afghan resistance attack Taliban in Panjshir

The fighting is localised and at this stage does not represent a challenge to the Taliban's control of the country, but it is the most significant sustained armed opposition the group has faced since coming to power, BBC reported.

Taliban enforce gender segregation for restaurants
Taliban enforce gender segregation for restaurants

The statement detailed the procedures taken by the Ministry authorities to supervise the process of mandatory hijab. The initial stage in this procedure is to locate the residences of unveiled ladies and to counsel and warn the women's parents.

63 IS terrorists surrender in Afghanistan
63 IS terrorists surrender in Afghanistan

The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan said that it will speak to American officials about the fate of the Mi-17 choppers which were designated for Kabul but were given to Ukraine instead.

Taliban supreme leader orders women to wear burqa in public
Taliban supreme leader orders women to wear burqa in public

The all-encompassing blue burqa, 'Chadari', which became a global symbol of the Taliban's previous extremist rule from 1996 to 2001, was proposed as a suitable covering, according to the statement.

UNSC condemns continued attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan
UNSC condemns continued attacks targeting civilians in Afghanistan

The attacks followed several other recent attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, including in religious minority communities, across Afghanistan during the month of Ramadan.

Taliban separates weekday classes for male, female varsity students
Taliban separates weekday classes for male, female varsity students

Based on a new timetable issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, three days of the week have been allocated for female students during which no boy will be attend classes, while the remaining three days will be given to boys without the presence of girls, Khaama News reported.

Deadliest week in Afghanistan since Taliban came to power
Deadliest week in Afghanistan since Taliban came to power

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also expressed concern over Pakistan's attacks on Afghanistan and civilian casualties caused by them, saying that civilians should not be targeted in any fight.

At least 11 killed in blast at Shia mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif
At least 11 killed in blast at Shia mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which came during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and two days after explosions tore through a high school in a predominantly Shi'ite Hazara area in western Kabul, killing at least six.

Blasts hit Afghan cities of Kabul, Balkh and Kunduz
Blasts hit Afghan cities of Kabul, Balkh and Kunduz

Security forces said an investigation into the blast is underway. According to an eyewitness in Mazar-e-Sharif, the number of casualties is high.

Pakistan's relationship with Taliban now on the edge
Pakistan's relationship with Taliban now on the edge

The statement came against the backdrop of a recent incident at the border that left seven Pakistani soldiers dead. The attacks were carried out from across the border, according to officials.

Taliban Say Their Government 'Impoverished', Seek People's Help
Taliban Say Their Government 'Impoverished', Seek People's Help

"The meeting was concentrated on rules in government bodies, their activities, interaction with people, seeking a solution for ongoing economic difficulties, and absorbing all Taliban affiliates in security bodies," the statement said.

Outrage After Taliban Removes Afghan National Flag Colours From NRT Logo
Outrage After Taliban Removes Afghan National Flag Colours From NRT Logo

After the IEA letter, the national flag's three brand colours were removed from the NRT logo and replaced with white colour, sparking public outrage and anger.

Taliban Welcomes Extension Of UN Afghan Mission
Taliban Welcomes Extension Of UN Afghan Mission

On Thursday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) till March 17, 2023.

Hijab/Burqa Clad Women In Afghanistan
Taliban Says Healthcare Should Be Denied To Female Patients Who Do Not Observe Hijab

Since regaining power in August, the Taliban has gradually resurrected its discriminatory policies, enforcing strict segregation in universities, government offices, and on public transportation, RFE/RL reported.

Afghanistan Receives $32mn In Humanitarian Cash Aid
Afghanistan Receives $32mn In Humanitarian Cash Aid

The DAB, while appreciating the humanitarian assistance from the international community, calls for more cooperation in this field, according to the statement.

Taliban Official Urges Afghan Investors To Return
Taliban Official Urges Afghan Investors To Return

On Tuesday, the World Bank board of directors decided to unfreeze $1 billion of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund which was frozen after the Taliban's takeover on August 15, 2021, according to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central bank.

Taliban's Rise Can Revive Terrorism In Asia And Africa, India Tells UN
Taliban's Rise Can Revive Terrorism In Asia And Africa, India Tells UN

India's statement was delivered by Rajesh Parihar, Counsellor at India's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, who, at the very outset, reminded the attendees about the 40 brave men of Indian security forces who were martyred in a dastardly terrorist attack carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama, exactly three years ago on February 14, 2019.

Afghan War Victims
Taliban Approves Aid Plan For Afghan War Victims

Under the Islamic Emirate, aid will be provided to martyrs' families, disabled people, orphans and also orphans of the previous governments' security forces

Taliban Threatening To Rip Out Journalists' Tongues
Taliban Threatening To Rip Out Journalists' Tongues

The International Federation of Journalists also raised concerns on the status of media in Afghanistan, saying at least 318 media outlets have closed since the fall of the Western-backed government in 33 of 34 provinces in Afghanistan.

Over A Million Afghans Flee To Iran As Economy Collapses
Over A Million Afghans Flee To Iran As Economy Collapses

Many fear that this spring as temperatures rise and the snow-covered routes become easier to traverse, a deluge of Afghans could arrive at the European Union's borders.

Afghan Women Demand Govt Jobs, Representation
European Parliament To Host 'Afghan Women Days'

"The conference will feature interventions by Parliament President Roberta Metsola; former Afghan Minister of Women's Affairs Sima Samar; Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen; and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. It will be concluded with an address and musical appearance by Afghan singer and songwriter Aryana Sayeed, with her song 'Lady of the Land of Fire'," the statement added.

TS Tirumurti
Terrorist Entities Shouldn't Get Any Support From Afghan Soil Or Terror Sanctuaries Based In Region: India

India called for an inclusive dispensation in Afghanistan which represents all sections of Afghan society.

Afghan Women Demand Govt Jobs, Representation
Afghan Women Demand Govt Jobs, Representation

Meanwhile, the Taliban-led government will soon reopen universities across the country for both male and female students, but classes will be separate for boys and girls, a Minister said here.

Taliban
79% Afghan Journalists Gave Up Profession To Survive

The Journalists Foundation of Afghanistan said that mediapersons in the country are going through the worst economic situation as 79 per cent of them have lost their jobs and resorted to other professions to make money and survive, Khaama Press reported.

Posters Across Kabul Reminding Women To Wear Hijab
Posters Across Kabul Reminding Women To Wear Hijab

According to a Taliban official in the province, coffee shops serve as a convenient place for most of the moral corruption something has misled the youths in Herat.

Taliban Bans Women From Coffee Shops
Taliban Bans Women From Coffee Shops

This comes as recently after all mannequins were beheaded as they resembled idols, an instruction from the Taliban government that caused lot of public opposition.

Afghanistan's Taliban Regime Not To Allow Any Fencing Along Durand Line By Pakistan
Afghanistan's Taliban Regime Not To Allow Any Fencing Along Durand Line By Pakistan

The Durand Line, the 2,670-km international border between Afghanistan and Pakistan has witnessed periodic skirmishes between forces of these two countries.

Taliban
Suicide Bombers' Battalion To Be Part Of Taliban Army

Deputy Minister of Information and Culture and spokesperson of the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the battalion will be part of their special forces and will be active under the Defence Ministry.

40% Of Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover
40% Of Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover

Of the 543 media outlets operating since the beginning of this year, only 312 were still functions by the end of November.

Taliban Signal Early Islamic Era Of Saudi Arabia With Diktat To Stop Work For Congregational Prayers
Taliban Signal Early Islamic Era Of Saudi Arabia With Diktat To Stop Work For Congregational Prayers

This new commands by the Taliban signal an early Islam era where people in Saudi Arabia left their work and shops to attend congregational prayers, the report said.

Taliban Executed Or 'Disappeared' More Than 100 Military Personnel
Taliban Executed Or 'Disappeared' More Than 100 Military Personnel

Taliban forces have used these screenings to detain and summarily execute or forcibly disappear people within days after they register, leaving their bodies for their relatives or communities to find.

Taliban Members
Key Taliban Members Got Scholarships To India

Ahmad Wali Haqmal, who is now the spokesperson for Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance was a key Taliban member in the Kandahar University was later sent to study Human rights in Aligarh Muslim Univesity of India

257 Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover
257 Afghan Media Outlets Shut Since Taliban Takeover

Reports have also revealed that during the 100 days of Taliban rule, six reporters have lost their lives in various incidents including attacks by unknown armed men, explosions, suicide and traffic incidents.

Taliban Bans Women From Appearing In TV Dramas
Taliban Bans Women From Appearing In TV Dramas

Comedy and entertainment shows that insult religion or may be considered offensive to Afghans are also forbidden.

Taliban Signs Agreements With Aid Groups To Assist Displaced Families
Taliban Signs Agreements With Aid Groups To Assist Displaced Families

According to the UN OCHA, a total of 667,903 Afghan individuals have fled their homes due to conflict in the period between January 1 to October 18 of this year.

Afghan FM Confirms Kabul Mediating Between Pak, TTP
Afghan FM Confirms Kabul Mediating Between Pak, TTP

The Afghan Foreign Minister told a gathering that the Taliban government had not dismissed a single woman and invited all of them back to work. He claimed that all anti-Pakistan elements had left Afghanistan, and expressed hope that the Pakistan-TTP peace process would be extended.

Taliban Welcome Meet On Afghanistan Hosted By India
Taliban Welcome Meet On Afghanistan Hosted By India

"World countries are trying to bring their wishes via negotiations to the Taliban and these meetings have a positive result for Afghanistan," said Sayed Haroon Hashimi, a political analyst, the report added.

Former Afghan Army Was Full Of Ghost Soldiers, Actual Numbers Inflated Over Six Times
Former Afghan Army Was Full Of Ghost Soldiers, Actual Numbers Inflated Over Six Times

A 2016 report by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) claimed that "neither the United States nor its Afghan allies know how many Afghan soldiers and police actually exist, how many are in fact available for duty, or, by extension, the true nature of their operational capabilities".

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