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#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

Sun 5:59 PM 10,535 Views 7 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

Sat 2:18 PM 25,258 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 43,133 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 9,437 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 22,442 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 7,700 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 25,152 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 18,240 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 10,996 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 14,318 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 31,383 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 58,839 Views 89 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 9,259 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 16,799 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 20,780 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 12,434 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 9,417 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 24,371 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 33,030 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 12,811 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 13,480 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 15,986 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 14,727 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 43,699 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 24,294 Views 10 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul

Dec 18th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,700 Views 11 Comments

The international community has so far not recognised the present Taliban government that was formed soon after the chaotic withdrawal of US-led foreign troops.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme

Dec 14th 2021, 7:43 AM 19,316 Views 64 Comments

Priority for the scheme will go to the most vulnerable, like the elderly, women, girls and people with disabilities.

# afghanistan - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

Dec 5th 2021, 5:17 PM 14,396 Views 8 Comments

Allied Western countries called on the Taliban to end the targeted killings of former members of Afghan security forces.

# afghanistan - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis

Nov 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,630 Views 18 Comments

UN officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster.

# afghanistan - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,296 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# afghanistan - Monday 22 November, 2021

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
# Not That I'm Aware Of
# Not That I'm Aware Of

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 57,955 Views 0 Comments

Seraph Aviation Group offered two aircraft – which would have been suitable to rescue Irish citizens in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Kim Kardashian West funds flight to bring female Afghan footballers to the UK
# Kim K
# Kim K

Kim Kardashian West funds flight to bring female Afghan footballers to the UK

Nov 18th 2021, 6:52 PM 21,448 Views 26 Comments

130 people in total touched down at Stanstead airport this morning.

# afghanistan - Friday 12 November, 2021

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
# Islamabad
# Islamabad

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2021, 9:13 AM 4,941 Views 7 Comments

Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:05 PM 8,456 Views 1 Comment

Two blasts struck close to the entrance of the site followed by reports of shooting inside the hospital.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan

Oct 27th 2021, 8:23 PM 11,193 Views 0 Comments

A total of 106 Irish citizens and a number of residents have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Thursday 21 October, 2021

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Oct 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 14,542 Views 7 Comments

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

# afghanistan - Saturday 16 October, 2021

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
# Kandahar
# Kandahar

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people

Oct 16th 2021, 7:55 AM 11,377 Views 14 Comments

The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue

Oct 13th 2021, 2:25 PM 17,381 Views 16 Comments

The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.

# afghanistan - Monday 11 October, 2021

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support

Oct 11th 2021, 10:09 PM 13,566 Views 19 Comments

Afghanistan’s new rulers are seeking assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster.

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
# Talks
# Talks

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,017 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

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