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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Monday 19 September, 2022

US engineer and navy veteran freed in Afghanistan as part of Taliban prisioner exchange
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US engineer and navy veteran freed in Afghanistan as part of Taliban prisioner exchange

Updated Mon 2:48 PM 17,424 Views 3 Comments

Mark Frerichs has been detained in Afghanistan since 2020.

# afghanistan - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN
# Taliban
# Taliban

Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’, says UN

Sep 18th 2022, 12:43 PM 8,486 Views 6 Comments

Teenage girls are still barred from school and women are required to cover themselves from head to toe in public, with only their eyes showing.

# afghanistan - Monday 12 September, 2022

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff in Afghanistan

Sep 12th 2022, 7:54 PM 10,637 Views 4 Comments

The United Nations claimed three women were detained for questioning today.

# afghanistan - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Afghan girls protest school closure in eastern city
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan girls protest school closure in eastern city

Sep 10th 2022, 8:02 PM 14,225 Views 4 Comments

Protests have been taking place today.

# afghanistan - Monday 22 August, 2022

‘The most difficult days of my life’: Fleeing Afghanistan for Ireland and starting a new life
# One Year Later
# One Year Later

‘The most difficult days of my life’: Fleeing Afghanistan for Ireland and starting a new life

Aug 22nd 2022, 6:30 AM 27,045 Views 8 Comments

Ghazal Maher was a dentist and university lecturer in Afghanistan before the Taliban returned to power.

# afghanistan - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Ireland's 'onerous' Afghan refugee programme has zero decisions in year since Taliban takeover
# Department Of Justice
# Department Of Justice

Ireland's 'onerous' Afghan refugee programme has zero decisions in year since Taliban takeover

Aug 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,165 Views 21 Comments
  • The scheme was designed to help Afghans travel to Ireland to stay with family members who are already living in the State.
  • Humanitarian workers say those waiting to hear about applications feel left behind.
  • The Department of Justice said decisions will be issued “in the coming months”.

# afghanistan - Monday 15 August, 2022

Taliban celebrates 'day of conquest' to mark turbulent first year in power
# One Year On
# One Year On

Taliban celebrates 'day of conquest' to mark turbulent first year in power

Aug 15th 2022, 11:22 AM 14,038 Views 12 Comments

While the Taliban is celebrating the anniversary, ordinary Afghans are facing increased hardships – especially women.

# afghanistan - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Taliban violently disperse rare women's protest in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban violently disperse rare women's protest in Kabul

Aug 13th 2022, 11:50 AM 23,729 Views 23 Comments

About 40 women — chanting “bread, work and freedom” — marched in front of the education ministry building in Kabul.

# afghanistan - Friday 12 August, 2022

Afghanistan fight back in Ireland T20 series
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Afghanistan fight back in Ireland T20 series

Aug 12th 2022, 8:53 PM 1,785 Views 0 Comments

The series continues at Stormont on Monday.

# afghanistan - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Taliban are still illegitimate rulers, say Afghan women activists
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban are still illegitimate rulers, say Afghan women activists

Jul 3rd 2022, 4:00 PM 11,129 Views 13 Comments

Thousands of male clerics have endorsed the hardline government.

# afghanistan - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief
# Afghanistan Earthquake
# Afghanistan Earthquake

Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief

Jun 25th 2022, 3:25 PM 10,895 Views 2 Comments

Even before Wednesday’s quake, the country was in the grip of a humanitarian crisis.

# afghanistan - Friday 24 June, 2022

Death toll from Afghanistan’s earthquake rises to 1,150 people
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death toll from Afghanistan’s earthquake rises to 1,150 people

Jun 24th 2022, 12:06 PM 4,735 Views 6 Comments

The magnitude six quake has left thousands more without shelter.

# afghanistan - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan earthquake survivors as foreign aid arrives
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Rescuers scramble to reach Afghan earthquake survivors as foreign aid arrives

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 9:28 PM 17,159 Views 2 Comments

Over 1,000 people were killed and at least 3,000 were wounded.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

At least 1,000 people killed after 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan
# Paktika
# Paktika

At least 1,000 people killed after 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan

Updated Jun 22nd 2022, 4:47 PM 60,982 Views 19 Comments

Officials warned the death toll will likely rise.

# afghanistan - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Afghan women demand education and work at Kabul protest
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan women demand education and work at Kabul protest

May 29th 2022, 1:00 PM 8,908 Views 6 Comments

Since seizing power last year, the Taliban have rolled back the marginal gains made by women during the two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Afghan women TV presenters vow to fight after order to cover faces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan women TV presenters vow to fight after order to cover faces

May 22nd 2022, 5:59 PM 10,782 Views 8 Comments

This month Afghanistan’s supreme leader issued a diktat for women to cover up fully in public, including their faces.

# afghanistan - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air

May 21st 2022, 2:18 PM 25,365 Views 16 Comments

Since regaining power last year the Taliban have imposed a slew of restrictions on civil society.

# afghanistan - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqa, as insurgents launch campaign against Govt
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqa, as insurgents launch campaign against Govt

Updated May 7th 2022, 5:50 PM 43,193 Views 54 Comments

Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada also said that if women had no important work outside it was “better they stay at home”.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Six people killed in blasts at boys' school in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Six people killed in blasts at boys' school in Kabul

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 2:35 PM 9,457 Views 3 Comments

At least 11 other people were wounded by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

# afghanistan - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Taliban warns Pakistan after rocket attacks kill five Afghan children
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban warns Pakistan after rocket attacks kill five Afghan children

Apr 16th 2022, 8:05 PM 22,470 Views 5 Comments

The UN said it was “deeply concerned” by the civilian deaths caused by air strikes.

# afghanistan - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools
# Education
# Education

Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools

Mar 27th 2022, 2:18 PM 7,725 Views 7 Comments

“If the girls’ schools remain closed even after one week, we will open them ourselves.”

# afghanistan - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Heartbreak as Afghan girls ordered home just hours after schools reopen
# ACCESS DENIED
# ACCESS DENIED

Heartbreak as Afghan girls ordered home just hours after schools reopen

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:31 AM 25,179 Views 4 Comments

The Taliban have imposed a slew of restrictions on women since returning to power.

# afghanistan - Monday 21 March, 2022

Taliban announcement a clear sign girls will be allowed to return to school
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban announcement a clear sign girls will be allowed to return to school

Mar 21st 2022, 9:20 PM 18,262 Views 8 Comments

The international community has appealed to Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to allow girls to return to school.

# afghanistan - Thursday 17 March, 2022

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN votes to secure formal presence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Mar 17th 2022, 4:46 PM 11,025 Views 4 Comments

The resolution, which avoids using the word Taliban, will allow the UN to continue its “crucial” work in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Afghan universities reopen for first time after Taliban takeover, but with few women
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghan universities reopen for first time after Taliban takeover, but with few women

Feb 26th 2022, 3:31 PM 14,345 Views 7 Comments

Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were closed when the Taliban seized power last August.

# afghanistan - Friday 18 February, 2022

Boy trapped three days down Afghan well dies after rescue
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Boy trapped three days down Afghan well dies after rescue

Feb 18th 2022, 8:56 AM 31,412 Views 7 Comments

The child, named Haidar, slipped on Tuesday to the bottom of a well being dug in a village.

# afghanistan - Saturday 12 February, 2022

Anger as Joe Biden takes $3.5 billion of Afghan assets to fund 9/11 families
# Unfrozen Funds
# Unfrozen Funds

Anger as Joe Biden takes $3.5 billion of Afghan assets to fund 9/11 families

Feb 12th 2022, 6:19 PM 58,870 Views 88 Comments

$7 billion in frozen Afghan assets is to be split between humanitarian relief and a 9/11 fund.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis

Feb 9th 2022, 7:30 PM 9,275 Views 9 Comments

A Taliban delegation is in Geneva, Switzerland for a week of talks.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Taliban in Geneva for week of talks as Afghanistan remains in humanitarian crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Taliban in Geneva for week of talks as Afghanistan remains in humanitarian crisis

Feb 8th 2022, 7:33 PM 16,855 Views 14 Comments

No country has formally recognised the government installed after the Taliban seized power.

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Relocating from Afghanistan: 'People have made us feel at home. I can see where my future is'
# Refugee Protection
# Refugee Protection

Relocating from Afghanistan: 'People have made us feel at home. I can see where my future is'

Feb 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,895 Views 0 Comments

Manizha worked as a dentist in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban takeover in August 2021.

# afghanistan - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'An economic implosion': Afghanistan's hunger crisis explained
# Explainer
# Explainer

'An economic implosion': Afghanistan's hunger crisis explained

Feb 5th 2022, 9:45 AM 12,472 Views 9 Comments

Some 55% of the Afghan population is now suffering from hunger, according to the United Nations.

# afghanistan - Friday 4 February, 2022

Fatal bombing during Kabul airport evacuation was carried out by single attacker, probe finds
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Fatal bombing during Kabul airport evacuation was carried out by single attacker, probe finds

Feb 4th 2022, 9:45 PM 9,433 Views 4 Comments

At least 160 Afghan civilians and the 13 US troops were killed by the bombing.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help
# Charlotte Bellis
# Charlotte Bellis

New Zealand grants entry exemption to pregnant reporter who sought Taliban help

Feb 1st 2022, 7:51 PM 24,393 Views 10 Comments

Only 800 rooms per month are set aside for New Zealanders and visa holders.

# afghanistan - Monday 31 January, 2022

New Zealand defends strict Covid quarantine as pregnant reporter fights to leave Kabul
# Charlotte Bellis
# Charlotte Bellis

New Zealand defends strict Covid quarantine as pregnant reporter fights to leave Kabul

Jan 31st 2022, 10:15 AM 33,057 Views 19 Comments

Charlotte Bellis said she had to turn to the Taliban for help after her requests to return home were rejected.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
# World Hunger
# World Hunger

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away

Jan 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,859 Views 17 Comments

We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'

Jan 11th 2022, 8:38 AM 13,518 Views 40 Comments

Around 8 million children could miss out on their education because teachers largely have not been paid since August.

# afghanistan - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover
# August
# August

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover

Dec 30th 2021, 2:43 PM 16,021 Views 5 Comments

Ashraf Ghani denied claims his exit scuppered hopes of a deal with the Taliban and also said he had not left with a stolen fortune.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says

Dec 29th 2021, 8:57 AM 14,749 Views 16 Comments

The former British PM said more than half of the Afghan population is facing extreme hunger, including a million children who are at risk of starving to death.

# afghanistan - Sunday 26 December, 2021

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 43,737 Views 67 Comments

The Taliban has also dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions.

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Dec 18th 2021, 8:10 PM 24,339 Views 10 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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