Sunday 29 May 2022
May 27, 2022
Escaping Afghanistan: People-Smuggling Thrives On Bribes To Taliban
While Afghanistan's Taliban leadership has banned the transit of undocumented migrants across the border to Pakistan and Iran, it's nothing smugglers cannot overcome by greasing the palms of Taliban border guards and others along the way.
May 26, 2022
Taliban's Burqa Decree Exposes Afghan Women To Increasing Domestic Abuse
The Taliban recently ordered Afghan women to cover their faces in public and has said it would punish the male relatives of any woman who fails to do so. Women who spoke to RFE/RL's Radio Azadi said their male relatives have stopped them from leaving home, where they are exposed to increasing abuse.
May 20, 2022
Worst Fears Of Iranian Dissidents In Afghanistan Realized After Arrests, Killing
Since the Taliban seized power, two Iranian dissidents have allegedly been arrested and another mysteriously killed in Afghanistan. Rights groups say the incidents follow a familiar pattern of arbitrary arrests.
May 19, 2022
Hostilities Grow Between Taliban And Tajikistan Amid Border Closure, Truck Seizures
The already tense relations between Afghanistan's Taliban authorities and neighboring Tajikistan have worsened in recent weeks. In the latest incident to test the countries' relations, the Taliban closed the border with Tajikistan and seized dozens of Tajik trucks transporting goods to Afghanistan.
May 16, 2022
Fear Grips Afghanistan's Sufi Community Following Deadly Attacks
Islamic State-Khorasan militants have carried out two deadly attacks on the Sufi community in Afghanistan in recent weeks. The Sufis, who follow a mystical and moderate form of Islam, are seen as heretics by extremist Islamist groups. Sufis say they are now too afraid to worship in their mosques.
May 13, 2022
New Reports Of Fighting In Afghanistan's Panjshir Trigger Fresh Claims Of Taliban War Crimes
Residents of Afghanistan's Panjshir Province have told RFE/RL's Radio Azadi that the arrival of Taliban fighters to counter growing unrest and fighting by resistance forces has led to hardships for civilians, including killings, torture, and beatings.
May 12, 2022
Islamabad Hands Over Top Pakistani Taliban Commanders To Afghan Mediators In Bid To Revive Peace Talks
Pakistan has handed over two top commanders of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to the Afghan Taliban, which has been mediating peace talks between the sides, as part of efforts to revive negotiations with the militant group, sources told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal.
May 11, 2022
IS-K Ramps Up War Against The Taliban By Attacking Central Asian Neighbors
Islamic State-Khorasan is provoking tensions between the Taliban and Afghanistan's weary neighbors by reportedly launching rocket attacks on Central Asian countries from Afghan soil and using fugitive militants to stir up trouble for the hard-line Islamists’ internationally isolated government.
May 05, 2022
IS-K Attacks Puncture Taliban's Narrative About Establishing Security In Afghanistan
A surge in deadly attacks by the IS-K militant group on religious minorities has busted the Taliban's claims that it has established "security" in Afghanistan. Despite the Taliban's claim that it has "defeated" IS-K, the group remains resilient and regularly attacks Taliban fighters and officials.
May 03, 2022
Afghan TV Pioneer Absorbs Taliban's Blows As Picture Dims For Free Media
Tolo's sister television networks made their mark on the Afghan media scene with a diverse line-up of hard-hitting news and cutting-edge entertainment options. But as Afghans tune in on World Press Freedom Day, they won't be getting the full picture.