Forced remarriage is a big problem in Afghanistan as the iternally displaced marry off their young daughters in exchange for a bride-price that can be used to pay debts and feed their families. It has now been banned by the Taliban.
Taliban has said that these directives are not obligatory, rather 'a religious guideline'. It has also asked women journalists on television to wear hijabs.
Meeting of National Security Advisors on Afghanistan is due to take place today in New Delhi. While China and Pakistan have opted out, many central Asian countries are expected.
This was the first official meeting between India and the interim Taliban cabinet in Afghanistan since Doha.
UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.
Following the discussions, the German delegation said the Taliban government is a "reality." The group took over Afghanistan on August 15 as the US and NATO allies withdrew forces from the country.
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.
Trump Administration era General (rtd.) HR McMaster said testifying before a Congressional Committee on Afghanistan that Pakistan's comments after the fall of Kabul warranted 'isolation'.
Afghani musicians were left teary after they were flown out of Kabul to Portugal. Afraid that the music ban could come soon in the country, these musicians' wish to preserve Afghani music got a huge assistance.
Taliban announced in the square that the four persons were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was commenting about the developments and change of power structure in Afghanistan, where Taliban has taken over the government.
If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.
The Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the decision over continuing infrastructure in Afghanistan with Taliban government in place is going to be taken by PM Narendra Modi.
The move is the latest to harken back to the Taliban's harsh 1990's rule that imposed strict restrictions on women.
The statement for resumption of classes from 6 to 12, published on Facebook, did not include girls.
By introducing Preventing Recognition of Terrorist States Act Republican Senators are also aiming to sanction foreign individuals who aid Taliban, the interim governing organization which has UN designated terrorists in its cabinet.
Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.
While facing angry lawmakers on the Afghanistan issue, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State testified in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also informed that he was not aware of Ghani’s plan to leave Afghanistan.
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