Tag: taliban

RELIGION

Taliban Say No Christians Live In Afghanistan; US Groups Concerned

Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. For the next nine years, Andaryas wandered in several regional countries, suffered torture, and was finally offered a job at a church in Virginia, enabling him to migrate […]

NEWS

Taliban Orders Afghan Women To Cover Their Faces In Public

The move is one of the harshest restrictions imposed on Afghanistan’s women since the Taliban seized power last year. Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered the country’s women to cover their faces in public – one of the harshest restrictions imposed on them since the Taliban seized power last year and an escalation of growing restrictions on women that are drawing […]

NEWS

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 […]

Culture

Malala Yousafzai — Girl’s Education Activist Assumes New Status

Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls’ education and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who survived being shot aged 15 by a Taliban gunman in her native Pakistan in 2012, has got married, she said on a Twitter social media post. Malala who is now 24-year-old, and living in Britain, said she and her new husband, who she named only as Asser, […]

NEWS

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, […]

NEWS

Taliban — Cut Your Beard At Your Own Risk

The Taliban have up the ante in its new rules in Afghanistan. The newly formed government has banned men from cutting or shaving their beards. The leaders reportedly view this as a breach of Islamic law. Anyone violating the rule will be punished, Taliban religious police reportedly said. The new rule has forced a slowdown in business for salon operators. […]

POLITICS

Former President Trump Blows Trumpet On Afghanistan

According to a press report, Former President Trump has argued that the U.S. should not play nice with the Taliban. He said the U.S. should respond with “unequivocal Military force” if the Taliban refuses to return the billions of dollars worth of military equipment that was left behind in Afghanistan or “at least bomb the hell out of” the hardware. […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]