Wednesday 26 January 2022
January 26, 2022
UN Head Says Urgent Action Needed As Afghanistan 'Hanging By A Thread'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told the Security Council that Afghanistan is "hanging by a thread" and urged the body to "suspend the rules and operations" that are preventing the international community from providing urgent assistance.
January 26, 2022
In Sign Of Deepening Ties, Taliban Increases Afghanistan's Water Flow To Iran
The Taliban recently released water from a dam in southwestern Afghanistan into Iran, which is suffering from a severe drought. Many observers have seen the move as a sign of deepening cooperation between the Sunni militant group and Iran's Shi'ite clerical regime.
January 25, 2022
Cash-Strapped Taliban Uses Foreign Aid Intended For Starving Afghans To Pay State Employees
The Taliban is forcing Afghans to do manual labor in exchange for food aid donated by other countries. Now the regime is expanding its "work-for-food" program by using international humanitarian aid to pay public sector workers.
January 24, 2022
Pakistan Sends Secret Delegation To Afghanistan In Bid To Revive Peace Talks With TTP
Pakistan is attempting to revive peace talks with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan militant group, which has intensified its attacks since negotiations broke down in December. Islamabad recently sent a secret delegation to neighboring Afghanistan, where most of the TTP leadership resides.
January 24, 2022
Western Diplomats In Humanitarian Talks With Taliban In Oslo
Taliban representatives held talks with Western diplomats in Norway on January 24 on Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis and human rights -- their first official meeting in Europe since the hard-line Islamist group took over control of the war-torn country in August 2021.
January 22, 2022
Taliban Claims Right To Jail Protesters Following Disappearance Of Afghan Women Activists
The Taliban has said it has a right to crack down on dissent and to jail protesters amid international concerns about the whereabouts of two women activists who were reportedly detained earlier this week in Kabul.
January 21, 2022
Mysterious Attacks On Afghan Activists, Journalists Raise Fears Over Free Speech Under Taliban
The Taliban has intensified efforts to suppress peaceful protests and free speech in Afghanistan. Last week, a journalist was brutally assaulted at his home in Kabul, an attack blamed on the militants. This week, two female protesters were reportedly arrested by the Taliban.
Returning Pakistani Taliban Employs Extortion As Control Grows2
'Better To Die': Afghan Woman Accuses Taliban Official Of Rape, Forced Marriage3
Amnesty Confirms Fresh Videos Show Taliban Executing Resistance Fighters4
'No One To Protect Us': Afghan Journalists Who Fled To Pakistan Say Western Nations Have Abandoned Them5
IMF Approves Latest Tranches Of Loan Program For Pakistan6
Fleeing Afghans Who Reach Turkey Get No Respite From Violence, Persecution7
Under The Taliban, Public Employees Must Pass Test Of Faith8
Women's Rights: A Year After The Taliban Takeover9
'We Are Left With Nothing': Deadly Floods Aggravate Afghanistan's Economic, Humanitarian Crisis10
Monsoon Flooding In Pakistan Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead