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Taliban bans co-education in Afghanistan's Herat province: Report

This is the first 'fatwa' issued by the Taliban after its swift takeover of Afghanistan last week, contradicting the "new face" claims of the terrorist organisation

Published on 21st August 2021
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Hope government will ensure our immediate evacuation: Indian teachers stranded at Kabul varsity

All four are teachers at the Bakhtar University in Kabul, which was overrun by the Taliban three days ago

Published on 19th August 2021
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Kindly rescue us, please: Profs among 30 Indians stuck in a Kabul University hostel for three days, after Taliban takeover

We spoke to a professor of the university, who said that the last lecture was held three days ago, after which the university was shut

Published on 17th August 2021
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Scared of what lies ahead: Worried Afghan students in Karnataka clueless about their future

Some other Afghan students, studying in the city, who wished not to be named, said they fear for their kin back home and worry about what lies ahead for them

Published on 17th August 2021
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Facebook's team of Afghan experts to monitor and remove content supporting Taliban

In response to BBC's questions about the Taliban's use of Twitter, a company spokesperson highlighted policies against violent organisations and hateful conduct

Published on 17th August 2021
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What the FAQ: What is happening in Afghanistan and what can India do about it?  

Afghanistan is so often embroiled in big picture conflicts that it has never been able to shed enough light on the humanitarian burden of its history. Where does India stand on the issue?

Published on 6th August 2021
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What The FAQ: What is Pulitzer Prize and who was the first Indian to win it?

Pulitzer-winning photographer Danish Siddiqui died in Afghanistan recently. Here, we decode what the award is all about and its history

Published on 19th July 2021
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Danish the fifth jouno killed in Afghanistan this year; global media rights organisations call for protection

Even as the US and its partners withdraw forces, journalists will continue to work in Afghanistan, documenting whatever comes next at great risk to their lives: Committee to Protect Journalists

Published on 17th July 2021
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a total of 53 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan between 1992 and 2021. 

Published on 16th July 2021
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United Nations seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace

This is also an opportunity to showcase the strengths of Afghanistan's women leaders in all their diversity, the world body said

Published on 8th March 2021
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Afghan children have 'learned little or nothing' during the pandemic: NGO report

The report by Save the Children NGO said that kids from the poorest households have missed out the most on education and face the highest risk of violence at home

Published on 14th September 2020
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MPs demand evacuation of Indian students from the Philippines  

The Indian government on Tuesday banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect amid stepped up efforts against the spread of COVID-19

Published on 18th March 2020
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Valentine's Day: Why this gay Afghan author's love story is the dash of romance you need

Afghan-born author and activist Nemat Sadat talks to us about his debut book 'The Carpet Weaver' and how it is to live as a gay man in Afghanistan

Published on 14th February 2020
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Report says 328 sexually abused and exploited by UN and partner personnel, 103 children among them

The duty stations included those in countries such as Afghanistan, Haiti, India, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Pakistan, South Sudan and Syria

Published on 19th March 2019
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Global effort on girls' education defeating Taliban's purpose: Malala Yousafzai

Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban member in 2012 when she defied the diktat of the Sunni Islamic fundamentalist movement, which was entrenched in Afghanistan

Published on 29th August 2018

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