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Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from taking university entrance examinations

Kabul: The Taliban administrators of Afghanistan have issued a new decree by which they banned female students from taking university entrance exams this year in all public and private universities, media reports said on Sunday.

UN deputy chief reminds Taliban: Islam does not ban women from education

New York: The UN must present “a united front” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said after returning from a two-week country visit spanning several continents.

Afghanistan: Taliban says Chinese nationals arrested over smuggling precious stones

Kabul: Taliban authorities have arrested five men, including two Chinese nationals, over alleged smuggling of lithium-bearing stones out of the country, media reports said on Tuesday.

China, Taliban to deepen ties

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Saturday held a phone conversation with Taliban leader Amir Khan Muttaqi as both sides pledged to strengthen cooperation and vowed to combat terrorism.

Afghanistan: Top UN delegation tells Taliban to end confinement, deprivation, abuse of women’s rights

New York: The UN deputy chief and head of UN Women have conveyed a direct message to Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership calling on them to put the good of the country first and end recent policies towards women and girls that have confined them in their own homes, and violated their basic human rights.

Afghanistan: Collapse of legal system is ‘human rights catastrophe’

New York: The ongoing collapse of the rule of law and judicial independence in Afghanistan is “a human rights catastrophe”, UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Friday.

Afghan girls and women made focus of International Education Day: UNESCO

New York: Barring girls and young women from classrooms in Afghanistan could wipe out huge gains made in education and create “a lost generation”, the UN’s educational and cultural organization, UNESCO, has warned. 

Twitter's verified checkmarks bought by Taliban leaders appear to have been removed: Reports

Kabul: Twitter account verifications bought by the Taliban appear to have been removed after several netizens expressed anger following the micro-blogging site's decision to give the special 'Blue Tick' mark to the Islamist rulers of the South Asian country.

Afghanistan: Taliban authorities flog nine people in public

Kabul: The Taliban authorities of Afghanistan recently flogged in public nine people who were allegedly accused of committing “adultery and theft” in Kandahar.

New aid package of 40 mn USD in cash reaches Afghanistan

Kabul: A new package of 40 million US dollars in cash as humanitarian aid has been delivered to Afghanistan and deposited in one of the commercial banks in Kabul, said a statement from Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central bank, released here on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Ex-Afghan MP killed in Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban government has said a former woman member of the country's Parliament and one of her security guards have been killed in Kabul city, media reports said on Sunday.

Women's rights not on priority list, matter to be dealt with as per Islamic laws: Taliban

Kabul: Taliban has made it clear easing restrictions on women, including ban from universities and working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is not on the list of its priorities, reported Khaama Press.

Unity in Security Council essential, in face of Taliban rights violations against women and girls

New York: The UN Security Council must be unified in opposing Taliban policies to erode the fundamental human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, the UN’s Special Representative there said on Friday.

Afghanistan: Former minister's house catches fire, no casualty

Kabul: Residence of former Afghanistan Minister of Justice  Fazal Ahmad Manavi in  Rukha district has been set on fire, media reports said on Saturday.

Women Education issue: OIC to send ‘Team of Ulama’ to Afghanistan to discuss with Taliban

Kabul: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to send a delegation to Afghanistan to discuss the issues ranging from  women’s rights to education and employment with the Taliban interim government.