Saturday 2 July 2022
July 02, 2022
Tightly Controlled Afghan Assembly Closes With Call For Nations To Recognize Taliban Government
The grand meeting in Kabul of more than 4,000 male clerics and tribal leaders ended on July 2 with a declaration of support for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and calls on the international community to recognize the country's as-of-yet unrecognized government.
July 01, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: The Taliban's Grand Gathering, More Madrasahs, And Mehdi Mujahid
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you insights into the Taliban's grand assembly, atrocities during the Taliban offensive against rebel Hazara commander Mehdi Mujahid, and the Taliban's efforts to convert secular schools into religious seminaries.
June 30, 2022
Taliban's Handpicked 'Grand Gathering' No Place For Diverse Opinions -- Or Women
Thousands of influential Afghans have assembled in Kabul to discuss pressing national issues. But the "grand gathering of Islamic scholars” leaves out women and ethnic and religious minorities, falling far short of the inclusivity Afghans have been promised by the Taliban.
June 30, 2022
EU Envoy For Afghanistan Says Taliban Has Still Not Explained Decision On Girls' Education
The European Union's special envoy for Afghanistan says girls’ access to secondary education has been on the agenda in recent talks he's had with members of the Taliban-led government, but they have not explained why girls have been excluded or indicated when schools might reopen for girls.
June 29, 2022
Following The Trail Of Smuggled Medicine From Iran To Afghanistan
It's been estimated that 95 percent of the medicine in Afghanistan enters the country illegally. According to an investigation by RFE/RL's Radio Farda, a significant portion of the pharmaceuticals come from Iran and are smuggled into Afghanistan on trucks and buses.
June 27, 2022
Afghan Female Student: 'I've Been Crying Since Schools Were Closed'
Monawara Quraishi is an Afghan teenager. She is upset that she cannot complete her high school courses due to the Taliban's restrictions on schooling for girls. "Since the schools were closed, I have been crying," the 19-year-old has told Radio Azadi -- RFE/RL's Afghan service.
June 26, 2022
Taliban Health Official Warns Of Disease Risk After Deadly Afghan Quake
Health officials in Afghanistan's Taliban-led government warned on June 26 that thousands of people affected by a deadly earthquake this week in eastern Afghanistan desperately need food and drinking water and are at acute risk of disease.
June 25, 2022
'War On Education': Taliban Converting Secular Schools Into Religious Seminaries
The Taliban has converted dozens of secular schools, universities, and training centers into religious madrasahs. It has also announced plans to build hundreds of Islamic seminaries. Critics say the Taliban's aim is to "brainwash” children and root out all forms of secular education in Afghanistan.
Returning Pakistani Taliban Employs Extortion As Control Grows2
Tensions Increase Between Pakistan, Afghan Taliban Despite Historical Ties3
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
Women's Rights: A Year After The Taliban Takeover6
Under The Taliban, Public Employees Must Pass Test Of Faith7
Taliban Harassment Of Couples A Blow To Afghan Restaurants8
Angelina Jolie Visits Flood-Hit Pakistan9
UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Pakistan's Flood-Ravaged Areas10
Eight Pakistani Soldiers Injured In Suicide Attack In North Waziristan