War in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban govt says to attend next round of UN talks in Doha

This handout picture provided by the UAE Presidential Court shows UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R) meeting with a delegation of Afghan's ruling Taliban administration including interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani (2nd-R) at al-Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi on June 3, 2024.

Afghan women struggle under male guardian rules

Since the Taliban returned to power, Afghan women have been barred from going on long trips, travelling by plane or entering government buildings unless they are accompanied by a man.

Under the Taliban government's austere interpretation of Islamic law, the "mahram" practice long rooted in Afghan society has become compulsory.

Russia Considers Removing Taliban from Terrorist List

Russia announced its efforts to remove the Taliban from its list of banned terrorist organizations. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated on Tuesday that there are crucial matters to address with Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, emphasizing the need for dialogue due to the Taliban's de facto authority in the country, Reuters reported.

Afghan Taliban official says taking pictures 'major sin'

A Taliban official said journalists were committing "a major sin" by taking pictures, Afghan media reported yesterday.

Television and pictures of living things were banned under the previous Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, but a similar edict has so far not been imposed since authorities took back power in Afghanistan in 2021.