Kabul: The Taliban has refused to allow female students to leave the Afghan capital to go to study in Kazakhstan and Qatar, an informed source told Sputnik. more
Afghanistan: UNHCR alarm over forced refugee returns from Tajikistan

New York: On Thursday, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, warned of the danger faced by Afghan refugees who continue to be detained and deported from Tajikistan, reiterating that it’s il ...

Afghanistan witnessing severe deterioration of freedom of religion ever since Taliban took over the country: USCIRF report

Washington:  The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a report on Afghanistan on Wednesday where  it has been mentioned that there has b ...

First Person: Heartbroken but hopeful, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Zarina* is a young Afghan woman entrepreneur. Her drive for innovating, and passion for baking made her one of Afghanistan’s youngest entrepreneurs. Her business is still running, b ...

UN agencies recommitment to women, girls in Afghanistan one year after Taliban takeover

A year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan has led to a deterioration in the lives of women and girls, affecting all aspects of their human rights, three UN agencies reported on Monday.

‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

New York: The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independ ...

Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

New York: Despite an unprecedented scale-up in assistance in Afghanistan over the past year, immense needs still exist and the future looks bleak, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA ...

Afghanistan: Taliban asks women govt workers to send male relatives as their replacements

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have directed women working at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance to send male relatives to do their job.

In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The situation for women is so desperate in Afghanistan that they are committing suicide at a rate of one or two every day, the Human Rights Council has heard.

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents suppress women's protest in Kabul

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan on Thursday suppressed a demonstration by women in Kabul city, media reports said on Friday.