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Threatened, beaten and risking arrests, Afghan women defy Taliban with protests
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Threatened, beaten and risking arrests, Afghan women defy Taliban with protests

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.

Explained: Why efforts to help Afghanistan is falling short
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Explained: Why efforts to help Afghanistan is falling short

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

Taliban say humanitarian talks with West in Oslo will 'transform atmosphere of war'
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Taliban say humanitarian talks with West in Oslo will 'transform atmosphere of war'

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

Taliban burn musical instrument in front of musician in Afghanistan's Paktia province
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Taliban burn musical instrument in front of musician in Afghanistan's Paktia province

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

UN chief Antonio Guterres warns millions of Afghans are on 'verge of death'
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UN chief Antonio Guterres warns millions of Afghans are on 'verge of death'

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

UN says it needs $5 billion aid for Afghanistan in 2022 to avert humanitarian 'catastrophe'
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UN says it needs $5 billion aid for Afghanistan in 2022 to avert humanitarian 'catastrophe'

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

Taliban orders Afghan shop owners to behead mannequins, say the figures violate Islamic law
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Taliban orders Afghan shop owners to behead mannequins, say the figures violate Islamic law

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

Why India should come out of comfort zone and think afresh on Pakistan and Afghanistan
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Why India should come out of comfort zone and think afresh on Pakistan and Afghanistan

The year 2022 will make demands on Indian diplomacy in dealing with Pakistan and Afghanistan and it must rise to the occasion

Afghan agents pour 3,000 litres of liquor into Kabul canal as Taliban cracks down on alcohol
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Afghan agents pour 3,000 litres of liquor into Kabul canal as Taliban cracks down on alcohol

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

Goodbye 2021: A look at major events political and beyond that shook the world this year
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Goodbye 2021: A look at major events political and beyond that shook the world this year

As we bid adieu to 2021, here's a look at the major events that probably history will give space in the future

Afghanistan: Taliban supremo orders fighters not to 'punish' members of former regime
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Afghanistan: Taliban supremo orders fighters not to 'punish' members of former regime

The rare reaction comes in the wake of a viral video showing a Taliban fighter repeatedly slapping an ex-army commander

Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever
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Taliban find it easy to win Kabul but difficult to rule as Afghans face one of the worst humanitarian crises ever

As winter advances, there are serious shortages of food, medicines and drinking water everywhere in Afghanistan

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women: Here's how group has clamped down on Afghani women's freedom
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Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women: Here's how group has clamped down on Afghani women's freedom

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.

No trips for Afghan women unless escorted by male relative, says Taliban
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No trips for Afghan women unless escorted by male relative, says Taliban

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

'Just release the reserves': Afghans plead for release of frozen assets
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'Just release the reserves': Afghans plead for release of frozen assets

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

Why we must be prepared for a more chaotic and violent world as narco industry booms in Afghanistan
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Why we must be prepared for a more chaotic and violent world as narco industry booms in Afghanistan

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.

How 2022 may see the meltdown of the China-Pakistan-Afghanistan axis
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How 2022 may see the meltdown of the China-Pakistan-Afghanistan axis

After the Taliban takeover, very few countries have stepped up to recognise the new regime. Even Pakistan’s ‘all-weather’ ally China is hesitant.

Visitors return to Afghan national museum Taliban once ransacked
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Visitors return to Afghan national museum Taliban once ransacked

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

Afghanistan: Taliban prepare new budget without foreign aid as recession intensifies across country
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Afghanistan: Taliban prepare new budget without foreign aid as recession intensifies across country

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"