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Over 90% of Afghanistan families experiencing food crisis

Kabul, Afghanistan: International human rights groups have warned that 90 percent of Afghanistan's households do not have access to adequate food. The situation in the country has been deteriorating since the Taliban seized power in mid-August last year.

Taliban's top sniper becomes 'Afghan Mayor'

Kabul: A young man is walking on the streets of Maymana town, people are greeting him. Damullah Mohibullah Mowaffaq, the new mayor of the city. This is his present identity, but his past identity — he was a formidable sniper of the Taliban, whose rifle shots had killed many people.

Starving Afghanistan drug addicts locked in Taliban-run detox clinics 'resort to cannibalism'

Kabul: Starving Afghan drug addicts have resorted to cannibalism and they are eating human flesh in Taliban-run drug rehab centres in the country! Danish journalists have recently made such a claim.

Taliban taking away all the rights of women in Afghanistan

Kabul, February 5: The Taliban's seizure of power in Afghanistan has proved to be a real threat to human rights, especially for women in Afghanistan. Although the Taliban wanted to allay such fears for strategic reasons, people who did not forget about their first term were not at all convinced.

Trade between Afghanistan, Central Asian nations increases amid decline in business with Pakistan: Reports

Kabul, January 18: Data provided by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) has shown trade volume between Afghanistan and three Central Asian republics – Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – has increased in the current year, amid decline in business with Pakistan, media reports said.

Taliban burns down musical instruments of local musicians in Afghanistan, video goes viral

Kabul: A video has gone viral which showed Taliban insurgents burning down the musical instruments of local musicians in Afghanistan's Paktia province.

Taliban bans long-distance road trips for solo women in Afghanistan

Kabul, December 28: The Taliban government in Afghanistan has introduced yet another stricter rule for women as they have been barred from travelling long distances by road alone and should only be offered transport if accompanied by a male relative.

Afghanistan: Taliban kill, ‘disappear’ ex-officials, claims HRW report

Kabul, December 3: Taliban forces in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four provinces since taking over the country on August 15, 2021, despite a proclaimed amnesty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday.

Economic crisis may provoke extremism in Afghanistan: UN

Kabul, November 25: Afghanistan, which has had a cut off in foreign aid since the Taliban seized power in the country in August, is now facing a humanitarian crisis.

Taliban bans shows with women actors, issues new religious guidelines

Kabul, November 22: In a fresh jolt to women's rights in Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban government has asked the country's networks to stop airing shows with female actors in it.

Afghanistan: Taliban govt to form military court

Kabul, November 12: The Afghanistan government, which is now ruled by Taliban, has said they would form a military court within the structure of the current government.

Afghanistan soil should not be used to finance terrorist acts, say leaders participating in Delhi Declaration

New Delhi, November 11: Top leaders participating in the Third Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in New Delhi on Wednesday said the country, which is now ruled by Taliban forces, should not be used for sheltering, training, planning or financing any terrorist acts.

Afghan women take to the streets to protest against the Taliban

Kabul, November 10: At a time when almost the entire world is silent on the Taliban's occupation of Afghanistan and its seizure of power, some women's rights activists in the country have recently staged public protests, risking their lives and dignity. During a rally in the Afghan capital, Kabul, banners read, "Why is the world silently watching us die?"

Taliban blocking female aid workers in Afghanistan: HRW

Kabul, November 6: Taliban rules prohibiting most women from operating as aid workers are worsening the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Countrywide restrictions mean that aid will reach fewer families in need, particularly women-headed households, says Human Rights Watch.

Afghanistan: Taliban officials send diplomatic envoys to Pakistan

Kabul, October 30: The Afghanistan government sent four diplomatic envoys to run the Islamabad-based embassy and three consulates in Peshawar, Karachi, and Quetta, media reports said.