Taliban fighters pose for selfies at tourist spot near Kabul
24 August 2021 | 10:27 am
Taliban fighters pose for selfies and take video at Paghman Hill Castle, a scenic site in northeast of Kabul days after taking power in Afghanistan. The Islamist hardliners are back in power after being ousted in a US-led invasion nearly 20 years ago.
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To mark Afghan women's day on FRANCE 24, we hear from two women wielding their art in resistance against the Taliban. Performance and visual artist Kubra Khademi lives in France because her artwork provoked death threats at home in Afghanistan. Now based in Paris, she creates artwork about being in exile.
Thirteen American soldiers and scores of Afghan civilians were killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021.
The United Nations says it will continue to operate in Afghanistan. But working with the Taliban, the country's Islamic fundamentalist rulers, is becoming increasingly problematic for the international body.
Terror attacks have spiked in parts of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province — a region that had hosted the Taliban's top leadership prior to the fall of Kabul in 2021.
A much-awaited report released by the United Nations (UN) on Friday claimed that at least 500 people were executed by foreign fighters and the Malian army during an anti-militant operation carried out in March 2022.
Iran and Afghanistan are locked in a long-standing dispute over the sharing of water from the Helmand River. Clashes broke out recently along the border.
A UN report says Afghans are struggling to access medical and psychosocial help due to a sharp drop in donor funding since the Taliban took power in Kabul.
The parlors are one of the few remaining avenues for women to earn an income and socialize away from home. The Taliban now want them shut within a month.
By shutting down thousands of beauty salons across Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken another great stride toward erasing women from public life. Here are some of the other restrictions faced by Afghan women.
As global interest in the war-torn country diminishes, many Afghans feel abandoned. In the two years since the Taliban retook control they have imposed draconian restrictions on society, especially women and girls.
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers took over the capital Kabul on August 15, 2021. A Taliban spokesperson denied the group was anti-woman in comments to DW, while the UN has accused it of gender apartheid.
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.
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