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Taliban’s crackdown on women over ‘bad hijab’ must end in Afghanistan, say UN independent human rights experts

UN independent human rights experts on Friday expressed profound concern over multiple reports detailing arbitrary arrests, detention and ill-treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan.

British-Indian student Aditya Verma, who was facing trial in Spain over his in-flight 'Taliban' remark, acquitted

A Spanish court has acquitted an Indian-British man who landed himself in trouble after he joked to friends about blowing up a flight from London Gatwick to Menorca.

British-Indian student Aditya Verma facing trial in Spain over his in-flight 'Taliban' joke

A British-Indian student is facing trial in Spain after he was accused of causing public disorder by sending a Snapchat message where he joked about blowing up a plane in which he was flying.

Iran claims it neutralized Mossad drone attack, arrested three local spies

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, in cooperation with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban group, has neutralized a drone attack allegedly by Iran's spy agency Mossad in the eastern half of the country.

Taliban Minister targets Pakistan over treatment towards Afghan nationals

Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid has criticised the Pakistani government's decision to expel Afghan nationals and said the neighbouring country should consider the consequences of such actions.

Afghanistan embassy claims Pakistan police detained over thousand migrants

The Afghanistan Embassy in Islamabad has said Pakistani police have detained more than a thousand Afghan migrants in the last two weeks, media reports said.

Engagement key to reform of Taliban decrees restricting women’s rights

The international community must continue to engage with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan despite deep disagreement with their approach to women’s rights and inclusive governance, the UN Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Afghanistan consul general in Karachi claims Pakistani police are continuing to detain refugees

Afghanistan's consul general in Karachi has alleged that hundreds of Afghan refugees have been detained in Pakistan in the past 15 years.

Afghanistan: UN report says Taliban committed 1600 cases of human rights violations in past 19 months

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a report that said it has documented over 1600 cases of human rights violations committed by Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities in the past 19 months.

Taliban urged to uphold Afghan girls’ right to education

The international community must ensure that every girl in Afghanistan has an opportunity to learn, the head of the UN fund for education in emergencies said on Monday – the second anniversary of the Taliban’s edict banning secondary education for girls.

Afghanistan: Taliban now bans women from entering Band-e-Amir National Park in Bamiyan

Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, a group that recently completed two-year rule in the country, have banned women from visiting Band-e-Amir National Park in the central Bamiyan province, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Female Youtuber killed in Kabul

A female Youtuber has been killed in Afghanistan's Kabul city, the Taliban confirmed on Thursday.

Afghanistan’s Taliban responsible for revenge killings, torture of former officials

New York: In Afghanistan, hundreds of former government officials and members of the armed forces have allegedly been killed despite assurances from the Taliban of an amnesty, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

More than 20 female artists exhibit paintings in in Taliban-ruled Kabul

In a country ruled by Taliban forces and eves being dominated, over 20 female artists exhibited their paintings in Kabul by holding an exhibition.

Rights experts denounce idea of ‘reformed’ Taliban two years after return to power

New York: More than 30 independent UN human rights experts have called for the international community to recommit to support the people of Afghanistan, in a statement issued on Monday marking two years since the Taliban took power.