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Taliban ‘forcibly evicting’ Hazaras and opponents in Afghanistan

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Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and land by Taliban officials in the north and south of Afghanistan, in what amounted to collective punishment, illegal under international law, Human Rights Watch...

Muslim foreign ministers to make women’s rights plea to Taliban

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Foreign ministers from several Muslim-majority countries are planning to go to Kabul in part to urge the Taliban to recognise that the exclusion of women and girls from education is a distortion of the Islamic faith. ...

US to give humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Taliban say

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The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, but refused to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban said ...

Taliban threatening Chevening scholars’ families, says MP

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Chevening scholars from Afghanistan are receiving threatening messages from the Taliban about what they intend to do to harm their relatives back in their place of birth, according to their local MP, Caroline Lucas. N...

My father was brutally killed by the Taliban. The US ignored his pleas for help

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The night of 27 settembre 1996 was always going to be a long one. I was awake studying for midterm exams when my mother, calm but uneasy, heard the news that my father had been taken out of the United Nations compound...

Taliban publicly display bodies of alleged kidnappers in Herat

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Taliban authorities in the western Afghan city of Herat killed four alleged kidnappers and hung their bodies up in public to deter others, a local government official has said. Sher Ahmad Ammar, the deputy governor of...

Mismatch of mindsets: why the Taliban won in Afghanistan

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Some years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and t...

‘Necessary for security’: veteran Taliban enforcer says amputations will resume

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One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan has said the hardline movement will once again carry out executions and amputations...

Taliban ask to address UN general assembly after Afghanistan takeover

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The Taliban have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan’s former United Nations ambassador and are asking to speak at the UN general assembly, a UN spokesperson has said. UN officials must now decide which represen...

One month in Kabul under Taliban rule– a photo essay

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Above its tightly clustered houses and peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains, Kabul’s blue skies were once dotted with countless colourful kites, flown by children from the hilltops or their rooftops. Since the Taliban to...

Afghan women stage protest in Kabul after Taliban crack down on women’s rights – video report

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More than a dozen women staged a protest in Kabul on Sunday, holding up signs calling for the participation of women in public life. The protest came as female government employees in Kabul were told to stay home, wit...

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

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Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the lates...

Grief runs deep in Musa Qala as Taliban victory brings weary relief

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A parade of white Taliban flags lines Musa Qala bazaar right up to the central monument where two kidnappers were hanged in a public execution earlier this year. The flags flutter from almost every shop in celebration...

#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban

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After street demonstrations across major cities in Afghanistan, women have now taken to social media to protest against the Taliban’s hardline policies towards them. An online campaign has seen Afghan women around the...

Taliban governor of Helmand’s message to west: ‘Come back with money, not guns’

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Helmand’s new Taliban governor, who spent years as a commander fighting the British in Sangin, welcomes visitors with an assault rifle lying on his desk. Yet he insists the time for fighting is over. He has a message ...

Taliban accused of killing 20 civilians in Panjshir valley

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The Taliban have been accused of killing 20 civilians in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley, with the apparent killing of a man in uniform being caught on video. The Panjshir valley was the last area to hold out against th...

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