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New York: Amidst “truly unprecedented levels” of hunger in Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that as winter arrives, avoiding widespread starvation “is an immediate priority”.  more
WFP appeals for greater support for Afghanistan as hunger increases

New York: With millions in Afghanistan facing starvation as winter arrives, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday urged countries to put politics aside and step up support to avert a ...

Female Afghan MP's who escaped Taliban launch women’s parliament in exile

Kabul: Several female MPs, who escaped Afghanistan when Taliban seized power of the nation on Aug 15, have launched a new women’s parliament to champion human rights while in exile ...

Afghanistan: Girls urge Taliban to re-open schools for classes 7-12

Kabul/UNI: The girl students in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban government to provide them with educational opportunities as schools for girls of classes 7 to 12 have been closed since ...

Afghanistan: Taliban crackdown on media worsens, warns HRW

Kabul: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan are threatening journalists and imposing strict new media guidelines that especially harm women, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said recently.

Taliban complete 100 days: 257 media outlets closed

Kabul: At least 257 media outlets have closed in 100 days since the Taliban took over government.

Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage

New York:The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received credible reports of families in Afghanistan offering daughters as young as 20 days old for future marriage in retur ...

Afghanistan: Woman journalist forced to work as street vendor in Kabul to face economic crisis

Kabul: A woman journalist in Afghanistan is now forced to work as a street vendor to support her family members who are facing economic crisis ever since the Taliban regime came to power ...

Common Afghans impersonated as journalists to flee Afghanistan: Reports

Kabul:  National Union of Journalists in Afghanistan has claimed that a large number of common people have impersonated as journalists to flee the war-torn country.

UN voices concern over deaths of women right activist Frozan Safi in Mazar-i-Sharif

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed deep concern over the killing of activist Frozan Safi in Mazar-i-Sharif.