Produced by Omid Zahirmal
October 13, 2022
Taliban Orders Male Teachers, Students To Sign Pledge To Observe Shari'a Law
Male teachers and students in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar have been ordered by the Taliban to sign pledges that they will adhere to Islamic Shari'a law. It is the latest attempt by the militant group to police the appearances of Afghans in public.
July 16, 2020
Afghans Still Divided Over 1973 Coup That Ended Monarchy And Unleashed Turmoil
The power grab of the July 17, 1973, coup that saw Sardar Muhammad Daud Khan appoint himself president and declared Afghanistan a republic by deposing his cousin, King Zahir Shah, was the trigger for subsequent turmoil that still engulfs the mountainous country of 35 million.