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World Sep 18Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities
It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women's rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul. During their previous rule of Afghanistan in the 1990s, the Taliban had…
World Sep 18Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them
Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced…
World Sep 12Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities
Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday.
World Sep 11As world marks 9/11, Taliban flag raised over seat of power
The Taliban raised their iconic white flag over the Afghan presidential palace Saturday, a spokesman said, as the U.S. and the world marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
World Sep 09Scores of Westerners, including Americans, fly commercial out of Kabul
The departure on Thursday represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the U.S. and Afghanistan’s new Taliban leaders.
World Sep 07Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members
The Taliban announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, a move that seems unlikely to win the international support.
World Sep 05Taliban stop planes of evacuees from leaving but unclear why
At least four planes chartered to evacuate several hundred people seeking to escape the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan have been unable to leave the country for days, officials said Sunday, with conflicting accounts emerging about why they flights weren’t able…
World Sep 04Taliban special forces bring abrupt end to women’s protest
Taliban special forces in camouflage fired their weapons into the air Saturday, bringing an abrupt and frightening end to the latest protest march in the capital by Afghan women demanding equal rights from the new rulers.
World Sep 02U.S. defends strike that Afghan family says killed 6 children
Sharply conflicting accounts have emerged of a drone strike the U.S. unleashed earlier this week, just a day before completing its troop pullout from Afghanistan.
World Sep 02‘They lied to us’: Those left in Afghanistan say U.S. broke promises
Hundreds of American citizens and green card holders are stranded in the Afghan capital.