Thursday 2 June 2022
June 02, 2022
‘Unprecedented Differences’: Rifts Within The Taliban Come Out In The Open
Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, there have been mounting reports of infighting within the militant group. Last week, a senior Taliban official became the first to openly criticize the leadership for its repressive policies in Afghanistan.
June 01, 2022
Afghan Protester 'Ready To Give Life' To Defend Women's Rights
An Afghan protester told RFE/RL's Radio Azadi on May 26 that she's not afraid to give her life to defend the rights of women and young girls in the country. Her comments came after female protesters took to the streets of Kabul to demand the Taliban allow education and jobs for women.
May 27, 2022
Escaping Afghanistan: People-Smuggling Thrives On Bribes To Taliban
While Afghanistan's Taliban leadership has banned the transit of undocumented migrants across the border to Pakistan and Iran, it's nothing smugglers cannot overcome by greasing the palms of Taliban border guards and others along the way.
May 27, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Burqa Decree, Iranian Dissidents, Tajik Drones
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you insights on the rising domestic abuse against Afghan women, Iran’s accelerated defense cooperation with Tajikistan, and why Afghan tourists are shunning the stunning Panjshir valley.
May 26, 2022
Taliban's Burqa Decree Exposes Afghan Women To Increasing Domestic Abuse
The Taliban recently ordered Afghan women to cover their faces in public and has said it would punish the male relatives of any woman who fails to do so. Women who spoke to RFE/RL's Radio Azadi said their male relatives have stopped them from leaving home, where they are exposed to increasing abuse.
May 26, 2022
'Invisible' Afghan Women Protest Continued School Closure
A group of women have staged a protest in Kabul against the continued closure of schools for girls above the sixth grade as a senior UN official has warned the Taliban's restrictions on women's rights are aimed at making women "invisible."
'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