Friday 17 June 2022
June 17, 2022
Afghan Bodybuilders Fear Taliban Restrictions Could Kill Their Popular Sport
The Taliban has ordered Afghan bodybuilders to cover up their bodies during training and competitions, a move that has been criticized by athletes. The Taliban order is the latest attempt to control the appearances of Afghans, both men and women, in public.
June 16, 2022
One Certainty For Afghans: The Taliban And Taxes
Afghans are being hit hard by an economic crisis that has disrupted essential services and left them struggling to make ends meet. But the country's Taliban leaders, limited to domestic revenue to fund the annual budget, are finding ways to squeeze citizens even more.
June 16, 2022
UN Says Refugee Levels Hit New Record In 2021, Trend To Continue
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2021 hit its highest level since records began as the speed and scale of forced displacement outpaces solutions for refugees.
June 14, 2022
Afghans Say Black Market For Pakistani Visas Thriving
Afghans seeking medical treatment or escaping threats in their country say their efforts to enter Pakistan are complicated by a thriving black market for visas. Amid reports that visas are being sold for exorbitant prices, the Pakistani embassy has fired 12 staff members over bribery accusations.
June 10, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: TTP Peace Deal, Afghan YouTuber's 'Confession,' Forced Evictions
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you our reporting on the growing opposition to Pakistan’s impending deal with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan extremist group, anger over the seemingly coerced confession of an Afghan YouTuber, and forced evictions by the Taliban.
June 09, 2022
Watchdog Urges Harsher International Measures Against Taliban For Rights Violations
Human Rights Watch has called on the international community to impose tougher restrictions on Afghanistan's Taliban rulers in response to what the watchdog called a "grave human rights crisis" that has been especially affecting women and girls after the group's return to power in August.
June 08, 2022
'Rubbing Salt Into Our Wounds': In Pakistan, Opposition Grows To Impending Deal With Tehrik-e Taliban
As Pakistan moves closer to a peace deal with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, many in the country are questioning the concessions Islamabad is offering the group -- which they blame for killing tens of thousands of civilians and soldiers.
'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