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For the Taliban, a woman is always to be beaten
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For the Taliban, a woman is always to be beaten

Women in Afghanistan under Taliban regime have been deprived of several rights including ban on school and University education

Pakistan trying to woo Taliban? Its foreign minister surely doing so
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Pakistan trying to woo Taliban? Its foreign minister surely doing so

Pakistan's minister of state for foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar meets Russia's special representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov. Both leaders discuss 'issued related to peace and security of Afghanistan'

Trapped in Afghanistan, female judges plead for international support as Taliban kills one
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Trapped in Afghanistan, female judges plead for international support as Taliban kills one

While many female judges have resettled in other countries, about 70 of them still remain in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Taliban to buy Blowfish drones from China for war against Islamic State
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Afghanistan: Taliban to buy Blowfish drones from China for war against Islamic State

China is providing modern weaponry to the Taliban in the wake of the recent attack by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) on a hotel in Kabul that mostly housed Chinese nationals

Afghanistan: China begs Taliban for security, agrees to provide modern weapons
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Afghanistan: China begs Taliban for security, agrees to provide modern weapons

China's move to provide weapons to the Afghan Taliban threatens to undermine peace and geopolitical stability in the region amid an unstable economic and security situation in Pakistan and chronic violence in Afghanistan

‘Won’t stay silent even if Taliban kills me’: Prof who tore up degree asks men to support women banned from university
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‘Won’t stay silent even if Taliban kills me’: Prof who tore up degree asks men to support women banned from university

Professor Ismail Mashal has also shut down his private university in Kabul following the ban despite having male students, saying ‘education is either offered to all, or no one’

Afghanistan: Taliban arrests Chinese nationals for smuggling precious stones
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Afghanistan: Taliban arrests Chinese nationals for smuggling precious stones

If recent activities of Chinese nationals in Afghanistan are anything to go by, China plans to loot natural resources from the war-ravaged country just as it is doing in neighbouring Pakistan

UN General Secretary hits out at Taliban over banning women's education in Afghanistan
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UN General Secretary hits out at Taliban over banning women's education in Afghanistan

In a notification in early January, Taliban’s Ministry of education stated that it will now allow girls till sixth grade to continue their studies

Reviewing engagement with Taliban, says US on rights violations in Afghanistan
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Reviewing engagement with Taliban, says US on rights violations in Afghanistan

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said that the US is reviewing its approach in terms of the grave humanitarian violations that are taking place in the country as well as the actions the world has seen from the Taliban in recent weeks and recent months

To get on right side of Taliban, China offers sophisticated weapons in lieu of stopping attacks on its citizens
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To get on right side of Taliban, China offers sophisticated weapons in lieu of stopping attacks on its citizens

In order to combat the challenges being faced by Chinese interests in the region, China has sought to arm the Taliban with modern weapons, ostensibly to help the Islamist rulers of Afghanistan to combat terrorism and extremism

Pakistan: Several policemen killed, injured as Taliban attacks checkpost in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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Pakistan: Several policemen killed, injured as Taliban attacks checkpost in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two police personnel were killed and another was injured after suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen attacked a checkpost at Dheri Zardad in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

Afghanistan: Over 6,000 journalists unemployed as Taliban stifles Afghan media
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Afghanistan: Over 6,000 journalists unemployed as Taliban stifles Afghan media

Many radio and TV stations as well as news agencies are struggling to stay afloat under Taliban rule. According to a report by Khama Press, more than 6,000 journalists have lost their jobs since the Afghan Taliban captured Kabul in August 2021

UN highlights 'huge step backwards' for women following Afghanistan trip
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UN highlights 'huge step backwards' for women following Afghanistan trip

The Taliban seized power in August 2021, promising a softer version of their brutal 1996-2001 rule that was infamous for human rights abuses. But they have squeezed women out of almost all areas of public life

Vulnerable Afghan families receive humanitarian aid post Taliban's takeover
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Vulnerable Afghan families receive humanitarian aid post Taliban's takeover

A sudden fall in temperature has severely affected people, already hit hard by poverty, and lack of food and fuel, in the trouble-torn country

Explained: What Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' teaches us about combat and decisions taken during wars
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Explained: What Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' teaches us about combat and decisions taken during wars

Although Britain's Prince Harry's narrations in his memoir 'Spare' were intended to be an honest assessment of his own wartime experiences, research shows that Harry's words cannot convey how others in similar situations reflect on having killed in conflict

Afghans dying not just of hunger, but also cold
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Afghans dying not just of hunger, but also cold

With temperatures plummeting several notches below freezing point across Afghanistan, the people in the Afghan Taliban ruled country are facing a lot of hardships

Pakistan begs before Afghan Taliban, urges action against TTP bases in Afghanistan
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Pakistan begs before Afghan Taliban, urges action against TTP bases in Afghanistan

In recent months, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has stepped up attacks against security forces across Pakistan. While most of the attacks have taken place in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces, Punjab – the heartland of Pakistan – has also been targeted.

WATCH: Taliban surround a woman in a pit and stone her
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WATCH: Taliban surround a woman in a pit and stone her

The video, shared by Afghanistan Women’s and Children Welfare Organisation, shows a woman being punished by Taliban officials by throwing stones at her.

Twitter revokes blue ticks for Taliban leaders after widespread online row
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Twitter revokes blue ticks for Taliban leaders after widespread online row

The purchase of Twitter blue ticks by Taliban officials had sparked a major controversy with a host of users voicing their concerns on the micro-blogging social media platform

WATCH: Taliban serve Sharia law on chopping board, publicly cut off hands of 4 men for theft
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WATCH: Taliban serve Sharia law on chopping board, publicly cut off hands of 4 men for theft

Taliban have also publicly flogged nine convicted of robbery and 'sodomy' in Kandahar's Ahmad Shahi Stadium