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Afghan women urge UN action on gender apartheid
Human Rights Committee - Afghan women made a strong plea to the UN on Monday for international action to address gender apartheid in their country since the Taliban swept power last year. GENEVA - Afghan women made a strong plea to the UN on Monday for international action to address gender apartheid in their country since the Taliban swept power last year. Afghanistan has no human rights, according to ...
Updated: 09/12/2022
Biden recalls 9/11 attacks, vows to never give up
... US-led war in Afghanistan two decades ago to root out the Al Qaeda militant group that carried out the 9-11 attacks after plotting them from Afghanistan. His chaotic withdrawal of US troops last year and the resulting rapid fall of the country to the Taliban drew criticism from members of both political parties. But Mr Biden vowed that the fight against terrorism would continue. We'll never forget. He said we'll never give up. He called for a drone strike in Kabul last month that killed Al Qaeda ...
Updated: 09/12/2022
Biden marks 21 years since 9/11, lays wreath at Pentagon
... U.S. veterans assisting in resettle in the United States Afghans who helped the war effort. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has criticized Biden 's handling of the end of the war and said that the country has spiraled downward under renewed Taliban rule since the U.S. withdrawal. One year after the disaster last August, the devastating scale of the fallout from President Biden 's decision has come into sharper focus, McConnell said. Afghanistan has become a global pariah. Its economy has ...
Updated: 09/11/2022
Hamid Karzai calls on Taliban to reopen girls' schools
... president Hamid Karzai called on Sunday Sep 11 to reopen girls' high schools and applauded female students in the eastern province of Paktia, who residents said have publicly protested against the measure. Karzai , who remained in Kabul after the Taliban took over just over a year ago, said on Twitter that the voice of Paktia's female students is the voice of all our girls and of Afghanistan. He said that the acting Islamic government should open the schools. The Taliban made a sudden U-turn ...
Updated: 09/11/2022
Taliban close 5 schools above sixth grade in Afghanistan
According to witnesses and social media posts, Taliban authorities have shut down girls' schools above the sixth grade in eastern Afghanistan's Paktia province. According to witnesses and social media posts, Taliban authorities have shut down girls' schools above the sixth grade in eastern Afghanistan's ...
Updated: 09/11/2022
Pakistan faces extreme weather, says aid needed
... United States Air Force C-17 landed the first American military plane in Pakistan for years, bringing desperately needed tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter. As a result of conflicting interests in neighbouring Afghanistan - especially since the Taliban returned to power there in August of last year, relations have been fractious as Washington is a key supplier of military hardware to Islamabad. The meteorological office said Pakistan received five times more rain than normal in 2022 - Padidan,...
Updated: 09/09/2022
Afghan girls reopen schools despite order
GARDEZ, Afghanistan' Five government secondary schools for girls resumed classes in eastern Afghanistan after hundreds of students demanded they reopen, but the order has been ignored in a few parts of Afghanistan, away from the central power bases of Kabul and Kandahar, a provincial official said on Thursday. GARDEZ , Afghanistan : Five government secondary schools for girls resumed classes in eastern Afghanistan after hundreds of students demanded they reopen, but the order has been ignored in...
Updated: 09/08/2022
Afghan villagers reopen schools in protest of Taliban ban on girls
Locals in one province of Afghanistan have started reopening high schools in protest of the Taliban's ban on education for girls. Locals in one province of Afghanistan have started reopening high schools in protest of the Taliban 's ban on education for girls. Residents and rights activists in Paktia province told the ABC at least four secondary ...
Updated: 09/07/2022
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