Monday 17 January 2022
January 17, 2022
Taliban Setting Out To Exclude Women, Girls From Public Life, UN Experts Warn
Taliban leaders are attempting to institutionalize large-scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against Afghan women and girls, a group of 36 UN human rights experts warned in a statement on January 17.
January 17, 2022
Afghan Street-Food Vendor Faces Hunger Amid Economic Meltdown
A Kabul street-food vendor tells RFE/RL's Radio Azadi that he is struggling to feed his large family after the income he used to earn selling chickpea snacks sharply declined during the past two months. "People say Afghans are getting aid, but where is the aid?" asked the man.
January 17, 2022
Afghanistan's Embassies Remain In Limbo As Most Staff Still Loyal To Toppled Government
Many of Afghanistan's embassies still represent the previous Western-backed Afghan government, which was toppled by the Taliban in August. Many exiled diplomats are defying the Taliban and frustrating its efforts to take over their missions.
January 16, 2022
Painful Passport Problems In Afghanistan
People living in Afghanistan's Khost Province are facing long waits to get new passports since the Taliban took over the country in August. For migrant laborers who work abroad in Gulf states like Saudi Arabia, the delay is hurting them financially.
January 15, 2022
Afghan Refugees Stranded In Indonesia Make Last-Ditch Plea For Resettlement
With no say in their fate, no government to represent them, and in the wrong place to exercise their international rights as refugees, thousands of Afghans stranded in Indonesia for up to a decade are making a last-ditch plea on social media to change their situation.
January 14, 2022
Taliban Threats Underline Tension Between Militant Group And Central Asian Neighbors
There has been an uneasy sort of truce along the Central Asia-Afghan border during the months since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. But Taliban threats to two of its neighbors highlight how complicated and fragile relations are.
January 13, 2022
UN Chief Calls For Release Of Frozen Afghan Bank Reserves, More Aid To Fight Starvation
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the conditional release of frozen Afghan foreign currency reserves and urgent international funding as millions of people in the country face starvation in a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.
'Afghanistan Is Hell': Supporters Of Late Afghan General Claim Taliban Killings, Persecution2
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead3
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown4
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom5
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests6
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On7
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'8
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province9
Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul10
'They Torture And Kill Us': Gay Afghan Men Fear For Lives Under The Taliban