Taliban stages first public execution since takeover
10 December 2022 | 1:33 pm
Afghanistan's ultra-conservative Taliban leadership has announced what it says is the first public execution that has taken place since its return to power.
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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.
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.
The merger was finalised just under three months after a rapid agreement brokered by the Swiss government. Meanwhile, European leaders are exerting pressure on Tunisia to accept a $1.9 billion IMF bailout. In other news, financier George Soros is transferring control of his $25 billion empire to his 37-year-old son.
Microsoft has been fighting to close a deal to buy Call of Duty game maker Activision for $69 billion, but has faced worldwide scrutiny over concerns that the deal could stifle competition in cloud gaming.
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.
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