Did the Taliban forbid the use of mobile phones in Afghanistan?
01 February 2022 | 6:23 am
Posts circulating on social media since mid-January claim that the Taliban is destroying mobile phones in Afghanistan. Where did this video come from?We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The Taliban blocked journalists from accessing the blast site in Kabul. It's still unclear who is responsible for the attack, but the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) has ramped up its activities in recent months.
Following the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban, or TTP) have retaken their positions in areas along the border. With the return of Taliban fighters, the picturesque Swat Valley has once again descended into violence and fear.
The killing of the young former politician comes as women's rights across Afghanistan are chipped away by the Taliban. Police have not yet been able to name a suspect or a motive.
The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed led a delegation to Afghanistan this week and met Taliban rulers to convey a clear message — restore women's rights.
Afghanistan is seeing its coldest winter in 15 years, with temperatures as low as -33 degrees Celsius. The country is also dealing with a major hunger crisis.
The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.
A suicide bomber killed dozens of police officers at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. It is the country's worst terrorist attack in years as a wave of Taliban-fueled militancy targets the state.
Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."
Pakistan's deputy foreign minister tells DW how NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to an uptick in violence in Pakistan. Hina Rabbani Khar also explains why she isn't optimistic about the future course of relations between India and Pakistan.
On International Women's Day, the United Nations mission in Kabul condemned the suppression of women under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, calling it the "world's most repressive country."
A governor and two other people were killed in a blast in Afghanistan. No group has yet claimed the attack, but the country has been hit by multiple attacks by "Islamic State" militants since the Taliban takeover.
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