Tag: afghan


UN Deputy Chief Says Taliban’s Desire For Recognition Is Bargaining Chip On Rights

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said recently that the international community’s best leverage to persuade the Taliban to reverse restrictions on Afghan women’s rights is the group’s desire for international recognition. She told reporters that the U.N. and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are discussing holding a conference in March in the region on women in the Muslim world. Mohammed […]


Afghan Journalists In Kandahar Speak Out About Taliban Repression

WASHINGTON — Journalists in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar say it has become “impossible” for them to work as news gatherers because of the Taliban’s sweeping restrictions targeting media and journalists. “We are receiving threats even for a post on Facebook about a stolen bike,” said an editor at a local media outlet in Kandahar who requested anonymity for […]


Taliban To U.S. — Stop it!

According to The Washington Post, the Taliban has voiced their objection to the U.S. drone patrols in Afghan airspace, arguing they violate an agreement made last year between the group and the Trump administration. The deal between the Trump White House and the Taliban, also known as the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan, was signed on February 29, 2020, […]