UN urges Taliban to reverse ban on female foreign aid workers

[ad_1] KABUL: A senior UN official has urged Afghanistan’s Taliban administration to reverse a ban on female humanitarian workers that charities fear will worsen winter hardships. The administration on Saturday ordered all local and foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) not to let female staff work until further notice. It said the move, which was condemned globally,Read More

U.N. official, Taliban minister meet on Afghan women NGO ban

[ad_1] Afghan men push handcarts loaded with food aid being distributed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Kabul on December 25, 2022. – Several foreign aid groups announced on December 25 they were suspending their operations in Afghanistan after the country’s Taliban rulers ordered all NGOs to stop women staff from working. | Photo Credit:Read More

Male students in Afghanistan boycott classes over suspension of higher education for women

[ad_1] KABUL (AFGHANISTAN): Following the Taliban‘s ban on university education for girls, the male students in the country have boycotted their classes condemning the suspension of higher education for women, Tolo news reported on Sunday.The male students have put forward a strong opposition to attending classes until they are open for female students as well.“WeRead More

Beheaded Would Have Been Better Afghan Women After University Ban – सिर कलम कर देते तो बेहतर होता..: यूनिवर्सिटी में पढ़ाई पर प्रतिबंध के बाद अफगानी महिलाओं ने कहा

[ad_1] उन्होंने कहा, “अगर हम इतने बदकिस्मत हैं, तो काश हम पैदा ही नहीं होते. मुझे दुनिया में अपने अस्तित्व के लिए खेद है. हमारे साथ जानवरों से भी बदतर व्यवहार किया जा रहा है. जानवर अपने आप कहीं भी जा सकते हैं, लेकिन हम लड़कियों को अपने घरों से बाहर निकलने का भी अधिकारRead More

Taliban ban women from working for domestic, foreign NGOs

[ad_1] KABUL: The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Saturday ordered all foreign and domestic non-governmental groups to suspend employing women. The order came in a letter from Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammed Hanif, which said that any NGO found not complying with the order will have their operating license revoked in Afghanistan. The contents ofRead More

‘They were dressing like they were going to a wedding’: Taliban gives reasons for banning women from universities

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has defended its recent decision to ban women from universities, stating that the institutions were allowing genders to “mix freely” and subjects were being taught that “violated the principles of Islam”. The ban was announced on December 20 by minister of higher education Nida Mohammad Nadim, whoRead More

Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah And Other Condemned Talibans Decision To Ban Women From Going To University – जावेद अख्तर, नसीरूद्दीन शाह समेत 50 से ज्यादा लोगों ने तालिबान के फैसले की निंदा की

[ad_1] तालिबान के उच्च शिक्षा मंत्री ने कहा कि फिलहाल विश्वविद्यालय महिलाओं के लिए बंद रहेंगे. (फाइल) नई दिल्ली : राज्यसभा के पूर्व सदस्य व गीतकार जावेद अख्तर और बॉलीवुड अभिनेता नसीरूद्दीन शाह समेत 50 से ज्यादा शख्सियतों ने अफगानिस्तान में महिलाओं के विश्वविद्यालय जाने पर रोक लगाने के तालिबानी सरकार के फैसले की शुक्रवारRead More

Afghan women banned from university ‘for not following dress code’

[ad_1] KABUL: Afghan universities were declared off limits to women because female students were not following instructions including a proper dress code, the Taliban‘s minister for higher education said Thursday.The ban announced earlier this week is the latest restriction on women’s rights in Afghanistan ordered by the Taliban since their return to power in AugustRead More

India expresses concern over Taliban’s decision to ban university education for women in Afghanistan

[ad_1] Image Source : ANI/AP India expresses concern over the Taliban’s decision to ban university education for women in Afghanistan India on Thursday expressed concerns and joined several other leading countries in denouncing the Taliban’s latest decision to ban university education for women in Afghanistan. Further, India also reiterated setting up an inclusive government inRead More

Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban

[ad_1] KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Taliban security forces in the Afghan capital on Wednesday enforced a higher education ban for women by blocking their access to universities, with video obtained by The Associated Press showing women weeping and consoling each other outside one campus in Kabul.The country’s Taliban rulers a day earlier ordered women nationwide to stopRead More

Taliban bans women from universities in Afghanistan

[ad_1] KABUL: Women were banned Tuesday from private and public universities in Afghanistan with immediate effect and until further notice, a Taliban government spokesman said Tuesday, the latest edict cracking down on their rights and freedoms. The decision was announced after a meeting of the Taliban government. It marked a further blow to the rightsRead More

Pakistan hostage crisis: Security forces reject demand of Talibani militants and secure CTD compound in Bannu

[ad_1] Image Source : AP Security officials guard a blocked road leading to a counter-terrorism centre after security forces starting to clear the compound seized earlier by Pakistani Taliban militants in Bannu. Pakistan hostage crisis: Nearly three days after the Talibani militants seized the Counter-Terrorism Depart­­ment (CTD) building in Pakistan’s Bannu, it has been freedRead More

‘This will have significant consequences’: US on Taliban govt’s move to ban university education for Afghan women | World News

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: The United States has strongly reacted t the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan’s latest move banning university education for Afghan women, saying “this decision will have significant consequences for the Taliban and will further alienate them from the international community.” Addressing reporters on Tuesday, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Washington stronglyRead More

Taliban regime’s decision to ban women from university education in Afghanistan will come with ‘consequences’: Antony Blinken

[ad_1] Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on December 20, 2022 banned university education for females nationwide, as the hardline Islamists continue to crush women’s right to education and freedom. | File Photo | Photo Credit: Wakil KOHSAR The U.S. has strongly condemned the Taliban’s “indefensible decision” to ban women from universities and keep secondary schools closed to girls, with Secretary ofRead More

US: Taliban release 2 Americans in ‘goodwill gesture’

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: The Taliban have released two Americans held in Afghanistan in what appeared to be a “goodwill gesture,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday.The release was not part of any larger prisoner swap, and no money changed hands, he told reporters.A senior administration official said the US government was currently assisting the two,Read More

Taliban bans university education for girls in Afghanistan with immediate effect

[ad_1] Image Source : PTI Afghan students queue at one of Kabul University’s gates in Kabul. Women are banned from private and public universities in Afghanistan with immediate effect and until further notice, a Taliban government spokesman said. Taliban authorities have banned education for girls in universities till further orders, AFP reported citing Afghanistan MinistryRead More

Taliban Bans University Education For Afghan Girls – तालिबान ने अफगान लड़कियों के लिए विश्वविद्यालय में शिक्षा पर लगाया प्रतिबंध

[ad_1] मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता ने आदेश की पुष्टि की है. काबुल: तालिबान के अधिकारियों ने मंगलवार को अफगान लड़कियों के लिए विश्वविद्यालय शिक्षा पर अनिश्चितकाल के लिए प्रतिबंध लगाने का आदेश दिया. उच्च शिक्षा मंत्रालय ने इसको लेकर सभी सरकारी और निजी विश्वविद्यालयों को पत्र जारी किया है. उच्च शिक्षा मंत्री नेदा मोहम्मद नदीम द्वाराRead More

Taliban bans university education for Afghan girls

[ad_1] KABUL: The Taliban on Tuesday ordered an indefinite ban on university education for Afghan girls, the ministry of higher education said in a letter issued to all government and private universities. “You all are informed to implement the mentioned order of suspending education of females until further notice,” said the letter signed by MinisterRead More

Jailed Pak Taliban Take Hostages After Seizing Police Station

[ad_1] Attacks are on the rise again since the Afghan Taliban seized control of Kabul last year Bannu, Pakistan: More than 30 Pakistan Taliban were holding several officers hostage on Monday after breaking free from custody and seizing a police station, officials said. Members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group — separate from the AfghanRead More

Hostage talks start after Pakistani Taliban militants seize interrogators

[ad_1] PESHAWAR: Pakistani authorities on Monday opened talks to try resolve a stand-off with Islamist militants who were holding several security personnel hostage after seizing control of a counter-terrorism facility in the country’s northwest a day earlier. Security forces have surrounded the interrogation centre near the town of Bannu, where around 20 fighters from Tehreek-e-TalibanRead More

One killed as Taliban take hostages in northwest Pakistan

[ad_1] PESHAWAR: At least one policeman was killed and many others were injured when Pakistani Taliban seized a counter-terrorism centre and took some people hostage in the Bannu district of Pakistan‘s troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. One of the attackers, who had been arrested and being interrogated at Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station inside the cantonment,Read More

Taliban militants seize counter-terrorism centre in Pakistan, take nine police personnel hostages | World News

[ad_1] New Delhi: Taliban militants on Sunday (December 18, 2022) seized a counter-terrorism centre in Pakistan’s troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and took hostages. Police confirmed that there is a “hostage situation” ongoing at the Counter-terrorism Department installation at Bannu Cantonment. “The militants infiltrated into the Cantonment and freed imprisoned wanted terrorists,” news agency PTIRead More

Taliban militants seize police station, take hostages in northwest Pakistan

[ad_1] Photo used for representational purpose only. File | Photo Credit: AFP The Taliban militants on Sunday seized a counter-terrorism centre and took hostages in Bannu district of Pakistan’s troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. There is a hostage situation ongoing at the Counter-terrorism Department installation at Bannu Cantonment, an official said. The militants infiltratedRead More

In exile and dreaming of home

[ad_1] Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London. | Photo Credit: AFP Like the cold outside, melancholy hangs thick in the air at a restaurant in Dushanbe, where leaders, politicians, thinkers, writers and journalists, all part of a conference on Afghanistan’s anti-Taliban forces, meet. Many of those in the room are in exile —Read More

China urges citizens to leave Afghanistan after Kabul attack

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: China on Tuesday advised its citizens in Afghanistan to leave the country “as soon as possible”, following a coordinated attack by Islamic State militants the previous day on a Chinese-owned hotel in the heart of Kabul. The Chinese advisory appeared to be a setback for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers who seek foreign investments inRead More

Three killed in attack on China hotel in Afghan capital

[ad_1] Image used for representational purpose only. | Photo Credit: AP At least three persons were killed when gunmen attacked a hotel popular with Chinese business people in the Afghan capital on Monday, with witnesses reporting multiple blasts and several bursts of gunfire. Smoke could be seen pouring from the multi-storey Kabul Longan Hotel asRead More

Questioning the basis of clerical shariah

[ad_1] Taliban security personnel stand guard ahead of a public flogging of women and men at a football stadium in Charikar city of Parwan province. | Photo Credit: AFP Last month, Afghanistan’s self-styled supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada decreed that cases in which shariah conditions of hudud (crimes against God) and qisas (justified retaliation) were fulfilled,Read More

India keen to engage with Taliban regime to tackle humanitarian crisis, claims Ex-Afghan Intelligence Chief

[ad_1] Image Source : ANI Rahmatullah Nabil Amid the grim situation in war-torn Afghanistan, its former Intelligence Chief believes India is willing to engage with the Taliban to restore normalcy in the debt-ridden country. In an interview with the Khaama Press, the top intelligence officer Rahmatullah Nabil said New Delhi always prioritise their interest andRead More

National Resistance Front | Battle for a lost republic

[ad_1] For years, Afghanistan has been haunted by a single question: What if Ahmad Shah Massoud had not been killed when he was, just two months before the Taliban fell in 2001? Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir was the most popular and powerful of all former Mujahideen commanders fighting the Taliban for years, and hadRead More

‘Ready to provide facilities…’: Taliban backs usage of India-built Chabahar port | India News

[ad_1] New Delhi: The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has backed for usage of India-built Chabahar in Iran and has said that it is ready to provide “facilities”. A statement issued by the Taliban’s foreign ministry “welcomed” the “proposal to include” Chabahar Port in the North-South International Transport Corridor that connects Mumbai to Moscow and passesRead More

Taliban Defends Public Execution, Says It’s Afghanistan’s “Internal Matters”

[ad_1] Following criticism over the public execution of a man, the Taliban on Thursday defended its actions. Kabul:  Following criticism over the public execution of a man, the Taliban on Thursday defended its actions. The Taliban on Thursday termed the international criticism over its public execution “reprehensible” and “interference” in Afghanistan’s internal matters, Voice ofRead More

Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: The Taliban authorities on Wednesday executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man, the first public execution since the former insurgents took over Afghanistan last year, a spokesman said. The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan’s new rulers to continue hard-line policies implemented since they took over the country in August 2021 andRead More

Taliban Publicly Execute Murder Accused First After Afghanistan Takeover – तालिबान ने हत्या के आरोपी को सरेआम फांसी पर चढ़ाया, अफगानिस्तान पर कब्जे के बाद पहला केस

[ad_1] तालिबान ने पिछले साल 15 अगस्त को अफगानिस्तान पर कब्जा कर लिया था. काबुल: अफगानिस्तान (Afghanistan)में तालिबान सरकार (Taliban administration) ने बुधवार को हत्या के एक आरोपी को सार्वजनिक तौर पर स्टेडियम में सजा-ए-मौत दी है. अगस्त 2021 में फिर से अफगानिस्तान में तालिबानी शासन के बाद यह पहली बार है, जब किसी व्यक्तिRead More

Taliban allow high school graduation exams for Afghan girls

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: Afghan girls will be allowed to take their high school graduation exams this week, an official and documents from the Taliban government indicated on Tuesday — even though they have been banned from classrooms since the former insurgents took over the country last year. According to two documents from the Taliban ministry ofRead More