Monday 28 November 2022
November 24, 2022
Afghans Question Taliban's Authority To Impose Strict Shari'a Punishments
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have begun imposing Hudood punishments for what Islamic Shari'a law considers serious crimes. But many Afghans are questioning whether the Taliban has the religious authority, legal right, and the best interests of the nation in mind in imposing strict punishments.
November 16, 2022
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown
Pakistan has arrested around 1,500 Afghan refugees, including women and children, in recent weeks for allegedly living in the South Asian nation illegally. Afghans fear the mass arrests are part of a new crackdown on the millions of Afghan refugees and migrants residing in Pakistan.
November 11, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Taliban Targets Universities; Women Barred From Parks; Gay Afghan Men Fear Persecution
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you insights into the Taliban clamping down on universities, the militant group barring women from entering public parks and bathhouses, and gay Afghan men fearing for their lives.
November 11, 2022
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom
The Taliban authorities in the western province of Herat have prohibited the sale of animal testicles, saying the practice of consuming the delicacy is un-Islamic. But locals say the order is damaging to businesses and unnecessary, considering the bigger issues the country is facing.
November 08, 2022
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests
The Taliban has cracked down on universities in Afghanistan in recent weeks. University campuses have become a hotbed of anti-Taliban protests led by female students. In the latest incident, the Taliban beat a group of women who held a rally outside their university in Badakhshan Province.
November 02, 2022
'Afghanistan Is Hell': Supporters Of Late Afghan General Claim Taliban Killings, Persecution
Former Afghan government officials say the Taliban has engaged in extensive retribution killings, forced disappearances, and the displacement of followers of a late Afghan general in southern Afghanistan. Supporters of General Abdul Raziq allege the militant group continues to persecute them.
November 01, 2022
Afghan General Says Russia's Vagner Group Recruiting His Former Troops For Ukraine War
A shadowy private Russian mercenary force with close ties to the Kremlin is attempting to boost its ranks fighting in Ukraine by recruiting Afghan commandos who were trained by and fought alongside U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
October 21, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Taliban's Drug 'Ban'; TTP's Return To Swat; Afghan Women Banned From University Courses
This week’s Gandhara Briefing brings you insights into the Taliban turning a blind eye to the opium trade; the militant group banning women from many university courses; and the return of the Pakistani Taliban to the Swat Valley.
October 20, 2022
'Heartbroken And Disillusioned': Taliban Bans Afghan Women From Many University Courses
The Taliban has allowed girls who were in the last year of school to take university entrance exams. But the militant group has banned them from applying for many courses, including journalism, engineering, and economics.
'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