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After being denied the US visa twice, all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrives in Washington

Afghanistan isn't included in Trump's temporary travel ban, but critics have said the ban is emblematic of a broader effort to put a chill on Muslims entering the US

Published on 16th July 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Afghan nationals continue protest outside United Nations Human Rights Council office in Delhi, demand refugee cards

One of the protestors told the media that Afghan children cannot study anymore, the Afghan youth won't get jobs and that their future is bleak

Published on 25th August 2021
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Help me, I can't go on: Afghan school director with Italy links trapped 

He is the director of a school in Herat province named for Maria Grazia Cutuli, a Corriere correspondent killed in 2001

Published on 26th August 2021
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Girls and boys to be taught in separate classrooms; only female lecturers for girls. Afghan educational institutions reopen under new norms

The officials are worried about the girls' low attendance at the universities. Students cite lack of security as reason

Published on 7th September 2021
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Afghanistan's secondary, high schools reopen for boys after more than a month of the country's takeover by the Taliban

Primary schools for boys and girls have already reopened and the government-run universities have remained closed

Published on 20th September 2021
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Afghan girls will return to school 'as soon as possible', say Taliban

The number of girls in higher education institutions has increased from 5,000 in 2001 to around 90,000 in 2018

Published on 21st September 2021
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Kabul University's newly-appointed VC Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat called for murdering journalists once

The appointment has received criticism as a young Bachelor's degree holder replaced an intellectual and experienced PhD holder as head of the best and the very first university in Afghanistan

Published on 23rd September 2021
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How Afghani author Nemat Sadat is educating young Asians about the plight of queer folk in Taliban territory

Queer Afghans are hiding in basements, on rooftops, in literal closets to stay alive in what is an impossible situation for them, says the activist, calling out the global community's silence

Published on 25th September 2021

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