US, Taliban report ‘progress’ on Afghan peace talks
27 January 2019 | 2:40 pm
The US and the Taliban have made substantial headway in peace talks, representatives from both sides have said. President Donald Trump has been eager to end the 17-year US conflict in Afghanistan, America's longest war.
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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 US jury ordered the former president to pay $5 million to writer E. Jean Carroll after finding him liable for sexual abuse and defamation. But the jury rejected sexual assault allegations.
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.
Former US president Donald Trump has been beset by legal woes over the years, but the charges he faces in Florida are the most serious yet. If convicted, he could face a prison sentence.
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.
The former US president said on his social media platform he will travel to Georgia on Thursday. A judge set his bond at $200,000 and ordered not to post intimidating messages on social media.
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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