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Afghan women ‘most repressed in the world’, says UN mission

Afghan women stage a protest for their rights to mark International Women´s Day, in Kabul on March 8, 2023. — AFP KABUL: Afghanistan under the Taliban government is the “most…

Divorced Afghan women forced back to abusive ex-husbands

The Taliban authorities have made their new justice system an all-male affair.— AFP/File  Abused for years by her ex-husband who broke all of her teeth, Marwa has retreated into hiding…

Women still barred as Afghan universities reopen for men

Male students attend their computer science classes after the universities were reopened in Kabul on March 6, 2023.— AFP Taliban imposed ban accusing women of ignoring strict dress code. Women…

Ban continues on Afghan women as universities reopen after winter break

Afghan female students walk near Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan. — Reuters/File KABUL: Male students trickled back to their classes on Monday after Afghan universities reopened following a winter break…

Afghan universities reopen but women still barred

Afghan female students queue for entrance exams at Kabul University on 13 October 2022. — AFP/File KABUL: Male students trickled back to their classes Monday after Afghan universities reopened following…

Afghan Taliban kill key Daesh commander

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a press conference in Kabul on September 6, 2021. — AFP KABUL: Taliban forces killed a top Daesh commander who allegedly planned attacks against…

US judge rules 9/11 victims cannot seize Afghan central bank funds

A man stands in the rubble after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York City on September 11, 2001. — AFP/ File The families of…

US judge rules 9/11 victims cannot seize Afghan central bank funds

United Airlines Flight 175 flies low toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center, shortly before slamming into the structure in New York City, on September 11, 2001. —…

Afghan forces injure Pakistani soldier at Torkham border

A Pakistani soldier stands guard along the border fence outside an outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, Pakistan. — Reuters/File Injured soldier stated to be in stable…

Doctor? Engineer? As dreams fade, Afghan girls turn to madrassas

An Afghan girl reads the Holy Quran in a madrassa or religious school in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 8, 2022. — Reuters  KANDAHAR: In a chilly classroom in the southern Afghan…