Khaama: The President of the European Parliament, in response to the continued stiffening of Taliban restrictions against women, stated that Afghan women are “squeezed out” of public life by the Taliban, who want the women to be “invisible.” The statement of the European Parliament comes at a time when the Taliban have yet to reopen
8am: … some citizens of the country confirm that they are fed up with the continued poverty and hunger in the country. These citizens say that the influx of millions of dollars in cash to Afghanistan has not had a positive impact on their lives, their job opportunities and income are still lost and no
Ariana: The consignment is worth $500,000 and is expected to reach Germany via Iran and Turkey, said Sayed Masood Sadat, deputy head of Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal August 28, 2022 The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have shown no signs of moderation since taking over the country a year ago and the situation for people in the country remains “dire,” the EU’s top diplomat said in an analysis on the European Commission website. “Afghanistan may have dropped from the headlines.
Ariana: The European Union announced this week that it will provide an additional $26 million for polio vaccines and another $15.6 million for child protection in Afghanistan. According to a statement issued by the EU, the funding for child protection will specifically be aimed at caring for migrant children at risk of violence, exploitation and
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi June 30, 2022 The European Union’s special envoy for Afghanistan says girls’ access to secondary education has been on the agenda in recent talks he’s had with members of the Taliban-led government, but they have not explained why girls have been excluded or indicated when schools might reopen for girls. Tomas Niklasson,
Ariana: Acting Minister of Interior Sarajuddin Haqqani met with EU special envoy for Afghanistan on Wednesday in Kabul and urged the foreign community not to support any armed opposition group in the country. Haqqani also said that the door to dialogue is open to all political opponents and that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA)
The Independent (UK): Apart from the potentially ruinous domestic impact, the collapse of Afghanistan’s heroin trade may also usher in a new era of drug trafficking in Europe and the UK, where most Afghan-sourced heroin is consumed. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 9, 2022 A Taliban delegation is due to meet with the Red Cross and Swiss and European officials in Geneva for talks on aid amid a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The weeklong conference marks the second time that representatives of Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government have taken part in humanitarian
Lisa Schlein VOA News February 2, 2022 GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Taliban for information about the whereabouts of six women who were abducted two weeks ago in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The agency says it is extremely concerned about the fate of the six who were abducted in connection