Saturday 3 September 2022
September 03, 2022
UN Calls On Taliban To Probe Allegations Of Forced Marriage, Rape Against Key Member
The United Nations has called on the Taliban-led government of Afghanistan to investigate allegations of the forced marriage and abuse of a medical student by an ex-Taliban official that has sparked strong condemnation by many Afghans.
September 02, 2022
'Better To Die': Afghan Woman Accuses Taliban Official Of Rape, Forced Marriage
In an online video, a young Afghan woman has claimed that a Taliban official beat, raped, and forcibly married her. The Taliban official has rejected the claims. But rights groups have accused Taliban fighters of forcibly marrying Afghan girls and women since seizing power last year.
September 02, 2022
U.K. Minister Defends Treatment Of Afghan Refugees Amid ‘Shame’ Criticism
A British government minister said he was "proud" of his government's record of evacuating Afghans who worked with the British Army as interpreters, following criticism from a former army commander. Graham Stuart, who is minister for Europe, spoke to RFE/RL's Ray Furlong in Prague on September 1.
September 01, 2022
Senior Biden Aide Hints At Financial Consequences For Taliban Rights Abuses
A senior aide to U.S. President Joe Biden has hinted that the Taliban could face financial consequences for human rights violations. In his first broadcast interview since his appointment last year, Rob Berschinski, special assistant to the president, said, "We're going to hold them to their word."
August 31, 2022
Taliban Marks Year Since Foreign Withdrawal At Former U.S. Base; Kabul Blast Kills At Least 2
The Taliban on August 31 marked the first anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S.-led international troops from Afghanistan with victory chants and a military parade showcasing equipment left behind by American forces.
August 30, 2022
UN Aid Chief Warns 6 Million Afghans Are At Risk Of Famine Amid Growing Crisis
The UN's humanitarian chief has urged donors to restore funding for Afghanistan, warning that 6 million Afghans are at risk of famine while more than half of the country’s 39 million people need humanitarian help.
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