Saturday 22 January 2022
January 17, 2022
Afghan Street-Food Vendor Faces Hunger Amid Economic Meltdown
A Kabul street-food vendor tells RFE/RL's Radio Azadi that he is struggling to feed his large family after the income he used to earn selling chickpea snacks sharply declined during the past two months. "People say Afghans are getting aid, but where is the aid?" asked the man.
December 29, 2021
Kabul Women Protesters Brave Taliban Shooting
Footage taken by protesters on December 28 in Kabul and shared with RFE/RL showed the women chanting slogans and their march being stopped by the Taliban. Several protesters sustained injuries in a stampede after Taliban militants shot in the air to disperse the rally.
December 08, 2021
‘Safe Spaces’: After Taliban Crackdown, Afghan Women Take Their Protests Home
Afghan women are turning to a new form of protest -- staging events inside their homes to press for their rights under the new Taliban regime. The move comes after the militants violently cracked down on female protesters in Kabul, including beating and detaining women.
December 07, 2021
Afghan Women Move Protests To Social Media To Evade Violent Taliban Response
Groups of Afghan women took to the streets this fall to protest the Taliban takeover and the regime's restrictions on their roles in public life. But after Taliban security forces met those demonstrations with violence, activists started holding smaller protests in private.
December 03, 2021
'Tortured From Head To Toe': Taliban Accused Of Killing Afghan Man Over Critical Facebook Post
The family of an Afghan man has accused the Taliban of torturing and killing him after he criticized the militant group in a recent Facebook post. Since seizing power in August, the Taliban has been accused of carrying out hundreds of extrajudicial killings.
September 18, 2021
Pakistani Journalists Protest New Media Bill As Fresh Blow To Freedoms
Journalists across Pakistan are expressing outrage over a proposed set of regulations they say will further curtail press freedom and bolster powers of the government already seen as imposing censorship to control the media and free speech.
September 15, 2021
Afghans In Kandahar Protest Against Evictions By Taliban
Hundreds of people marched in Kandahar on September 14 to protest against what they say are plans by the Taliban to evict them from their homes. Many of those said to be facing eviction are widows or wives of Afghan soldiers killed or wounded in action over the past 20 years in fighting against the
September 10, 2021
Afghan Women At Forefront Of Nonviolent Resistance To Taliban
Women have been the driving force behind street protests in Kabul and other major cities since the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan. The women are demanding equal rights even as they face threats and violence at the hands of armed Taliban fighters.
September 10, 2021
Video Shows Taliban Backing Off From Protesters
A video which has been widely shared on social media shows Taliban fighters backing off as they are overwhelmed by protesters in Kabul. It is not clear when this occurred. But the person who first posted it said it took place on September 8, the day the Taliban announced a ban on demonstrations.
September 08, 2021
Western Countries Out, Taliban In: Can Achievements In Afghanistan Of Last 20 Years Be Preserved?
After 20 years of a U.S.-led war against insurgent groups and international assistance to Afghanistan, the Taliban is back in power and some are wondering if the societal gains are in jeopardy of being lost.