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Taliban Chief Bans Forced Marriage Of Women In Afghanistan, Says Both Women And Men Should Be Equal

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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's Fresh Diktat To TV Networks: Stop 'Immoral' Broadcasts Featuring Women Actors

Nov 22, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Taliban has said that these directives are not obligatory, rather 'a religious guideline'. It has also asked women journalists on television to wear hijabs.


India To Hold NSA Meet On Afghanistan; China, Pakistan Opt Out

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.

Taliban Dy PM Meets Indian Diplomats, India Ready To Provide Humanitarian Aid

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

This was the first official meeting between India and the interim Taliban cabinet in Afghanistan since Doha.


Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

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.

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12 October, 2021

Taliban Is Expected To Meet EU Representatives After Recently Meeting With German Delegation

Deutsche Welle

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.


09 October, 2021

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

Outlook Web Desk

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.


07 October, 2021

'Pakistan Has Had It Both Ways': Former US NSA Advices Against Fresh Funding To Pakistan

Associated Press (AP)

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'.


05 October, 2021

'Yesterday I Was Crying (In Happiness) For Hours': Afghanistan's Music School's Director After Being Airlifted To Portugal

Outlook Web Desk

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.


25 September, 2021

Taliban Returns To Its Gruesome Past; Hangs Dead Body In Herat City Square

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban announced in the square that the four persons were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police.


25 September, 2021

Radical Forces Attempting To Gain Legitimacy Setting Dangerous Precedence: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Desk

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was commenting about the developments and change of power structure in Afghanistan, where Taliban has taken over the government.


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23 September, 2021

Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

Associated Press (AP)

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.


19 September, 2021

PM Modi To Take Decision On Continuing Infrastructure Investment In Afghanistan: Nitin Gadkari

Outlook Web Desk

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.


18 September, 2021

Taliban Replaces Women's Ministry With All Male 'Vice And Virtue Ministry'

Associated Press (AP)

The move is the latest to harken back to the Taliban's harsh 1990's rule that imposed strict restrictions on women.


17 September, 2021

Taliban Orders Resumption Of Classes For Boys Upto Class 12, Girls Excluded

Associated Press (AP)

The statement for resumption of classes from 6 to 12, published on Facebook, did not include girls.


17 September, 2021

US Politicians Demand To Designate Taliban As 'Terrorist Organisation'

Associated Press (AP)

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.


16 September, 2021

Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.


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14 September, 2021

Will Look Into Pakistan's Role In Last 20 Years: Antony Blinken Tells US Lawmakers

PTI

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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