Thursday 8 September 2022
September 08, 2022
Under The Taliban, Public Employees Must Pass Test Of Faith
Afghan Finance Ministry employees who want to keep their jobs under the Taliban are being subjected to a test that gauges their knowledge of Islam. Sources say the ministry is handing out booklets that outline its take on Islam and then quizzing employees.
September 07, 2022
'No One To Protect Us': Afghan Journalists Who Fled To Pakistan Say Western Nations Have Abandoned Them
Scores of Afghan journalists took refuge in neighboring Pakistan as it became clear the Taliban was not going to live up to its pledge to allow free media. But after a year of living in limbo, nearly 200 of those journalists claim they are getting no help in their efforts to find a permanent home.
September 06, 2022
HRW Cites Alarming IS-K Attacks On Afghan Minorities, Taliban Failures To Protect Them
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of repeated attacks on religious minorities in Afghanistan by a local affiliate of the militant group Islamic State and the ruling Taliban's failure to protect those communities.
September 05, 2022
Fleeing Afghans Who Reach Turkey Get No Respite From Violence, Persecution
Turkey has deported nearly 43,000 Afghans this year despite calls by the international community to protect Afghans fleeing Taliban rule. On their return, many deportees face a dire economic and humanitarian crisis and possible retribution under the Taliban.
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.
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