Tuesday 1 November 2022
November 01, 2022
Afghan General Says Russia's Vagner Group Recruiting His Former Troops For Ukraine War
A shadowy private Russian mercenary force with close ties to the Kremlin is attempting to boost its ranks fighting in Ukraine by recruiting Afghan commandos who were trained by and fought alongside U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
October 31, 2022
Afghan Teachers And Students Risk Safety At A Secret School For Girls In Kabul
Teachers have set up a secret education center in a poor neighborhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul, to teach female students aged 11 and above. The Taliban closed most secondary schools for girls after taking power in August 2021, and the militant group has not said when they will reopen.
October 21, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Taliban's Drug 'Ban'; TTP's Return To Swat; Afghan Women Banned From University Courses
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you insights into the Taliban turning a blind eye to the opium trade; the militant group banning women from many university courses; and the return of the Pakistani Taliban to the Swat Valley.
October 20, 2022
'Heartbroken And Disillusioned': Taliban Bans Afghan Women From Many University Courses
The Taliban has allowed girls who were in the last year of school to take university entrance exams. But the militant group has banned them from applying for many courses, including journalism, engineering, and economics.
October 16, 2022
UN Envoy Otunbaeva Meets With Taliban Officials To Discuss Aid, Girls' Education
The United Nations' new special representative for Afghanistan Roza Otunbaeva has met with high-ranked officials of the Taliban-led government to discuss a "broad range of issues, including international assistance, drug abuse, and the importance of girls' education," the UN said on October 16.
October 14, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Best Friends Killed In Kabul Bombing; The Taliban's Shari'a Pledge; Harsh Treatment For Drug Addicts
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you our reporting on the two best friends killed in the bombing of a Kabul education center and the Taliban forcing students and teachers to sign pledges to follow its interpretation of Islamic Shari'a law.
October 13, 2022
Taliban Orders Male Teachers, Students To Sign Pledge To Observe Shari'a Law
Male teachers and students in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar have been ordered by the Taliban to sign pledges that they will adhere to Islamic Shari'a law. It is the latest attempt by the militant group to police the appearances of Afghans in public.
'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
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'7
Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul8
Seven Wounded In Kabul Blast Targeting Bus Carrying Taliban Administration Employees9
'They Torture And Kill Us': Gay Afghan Men Fear For Lives Under The Taliban10
Taliban Has Plunged Afghanistan Into 'Dire' Conditions, Says UN