Women once made up at least a quarter of the government workforce. But the Taliban have allowed only a handful of female medical workers and educators to retain their government jobs.
Aid groups and international agencies estimate about 23 million people, more than half the country, face severe hunger and nearly 9 million are on the brink of starvation
The Taliban delegation is also expected to meet Afghans from civil society, including women leaders and journalists, at a time when the freedoms of those living in Afghanistan are being increasingly curtailed
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last year, the hardline Islamists have banned music at weddings, beheaded mannequins and called upon Afghanistan TV channels to stop casting women
The UN says 8.7 million Afghans are on the brink of starvation and Guterres said it’s critical to rapidly inject liquidity into the Afghan economy
The UN said 22 million people inside Afghanistan and a further 5.7 million displaced Afghans in five neighbouring countries needed vital relief this year
A video clip showing men sawing the heads off shop dummies in Herat has gone viral on social media, drawing scorn both inside and outside the country
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It was not clear when the raid was carried out or exactly when the alcohol was destroyed, but a statement issued by the agency said three dealers were arrested during the operation
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The rare reaction comes in the wake of a viral video showing a Taliban fighter repeatedly slapping an ex-army commander
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As winter advances, there are serious shortages of food, medicines and drinking water everywhere in Afghanistan
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The guidance issued by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which also called on vehicle owners to refuse rides to women not wearing headscarves, has drawn condemnation from rights activists.
The guidance, circulated on social media networks, comes weeks after the ministry asked Afghanistan's television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors
An Afghan national said that many banks were 'pretty close to collapse', and overseas institutions would probably be 'terrified' of falling foul of sanctions despite the UN resolution
The Taliban are unabashedly trying to expand their drug income since their ‘takeover’ in mid-August. Accordingly, the worth of opium in Afghanistan has more than tripled.
After the Taliban takeover, very few countries have stepped up to recognise the new regime. Even Pakistan’s ‘all-weather’ ally China is hesitant.
The museum reopened in late November with permission from the Taliban's new ministry of information and culture, around three months after the Islamists retook power
It comes as the country is mired in economic crisis and faces a looming humanitarian catastrophe that the United Nations has called an "avalanche of hunger"