The Guardian (UK): Drought, economic collapse and soaring food prices have pushed millions into hunger. Cash aid from the Disasters Emergency Committee is helping families feed their children and send them back to school. Click here to view photos (external link).
8am: The Taliban-controlled ministry decided to ban the use of TikTok and PUBG in a meeting attended by representatives of the Taliban’s security sectors and the Ministry of Virtue Promotion. According to the decision of the Taliban’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, TikTok will be banned in Afghanistan within one month and PUBG after
8am: The Taliban rebels have severely beaten a doctor who is an “ultrasound specialist” for examining a woman in Logar province and taken him to an unknown location, local sources reported. The incident took place in the city of Pol-e Alam, the capital of Logar province, on Saturday night this week. Click here to read
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi September 8, 2022 The Taliban’s Finance Ministry wants its employees to be more than number crunchers — it’s requiring that everyone in its ranks must pass a test of faith to stay employed. A source within the ministry has provided RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi with a letter detailing orders for all employees to be given
BBC News: “You can’t say anything at all,” he said, describing how some were simply threatened whilst others were kept in jail. “The Taliban have different types of torture for them, hitting them with cables and pipes, holding their heads under water.” Click here to read more (external link).
By Michael Scollon RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 12, 2022 Ahmad Ghani Khosrawi dedicated two decades of his life to restoring Afghanistan’s education system, only to find himself rebuilding his career abroad following the country’s return to Taliban rule. In leaving for Germany, Khosrawi, who headed the Faculty of Literature and Humanities at Herat University, joined the
8am: The Taliban’s virtue promoters have started their social campaign in the center of Zabul province. Local sources in Zabul province said on Wednesday (August 10th) that the so-called Taliban’s virtue promoters, using loudspeakers mounted on cars, asked the men of Zabul not to allow their wives to attend wedding parties. Click here to read
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 27, 2022 A “suffocating” Taliban crackdown on human rights is destroying the lives of Afghan women and girls,’ Amnesty International has warned. Since returning to power almost one year ago, the radical group has systematically violated women’s and girls’ rights to education, work, and free movement, Amnesty International said in
8am: Sources told Hasht-e Subh Sunday that the Taliban fighters have warned the residents of some districts of this province, especially Hesa Awal district, to avoid going out at night. The sources further stated that the rebels have warned the residents of the Sanjan area to turn off the lights at 9:00 pm. Anyone’s house
Tolo News: TOLO news findings show that in the past two months, 27 people have committed suicide in eleven provinces of Afghanistan. According to the findings, the number of girls who committed suicide is more compared to boys. Poverty, economic challenges and family violence are said to be the main reasons for the surge in