Terror of the ones we left behind: A new report has damned the Foreign Office for the Kabul evacuation. What's worse is that so many of those who risked their lives for Britain, and were promised help, are being hunted and tortured by the Taliban
A new report has slammed the Foreign Office for the chaos in Kabul last August Many people who helped Brits who were left behind are now being hunted Wahid, a former interpreter, has been captured and abused by the Taliban That night, Wahid was taken from his cell and forced to kneel on the floor of another room in the police station.
ISLAMABAD - A senior United Nations observer Thursday expressed serious concern about the 'erasure of women from public life' across Afghanistan since the Islamist Taliban seized power in August. 'Afghanistan is facing a plethora of critical human rights challenges that are having a severe impact on the population,' Richard Bennett, the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, told a news conference in Kabul at the end of his 11-day maiden trip to the country.
Afghanistan is at a crossroads and the de facto authorities, the Taliban, must pursue a path towards stability and freedom for all citizens, especially women, the UN independent expert on human rights there said in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Richard Bennett was speaking to journalists at the end of an 11-day visit to the country.
The United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan has expressed concern over the deterioration of rights in the country and called on the ruling Taliban to reverse new restrictions on women The United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan on Thursday expressed concern over the deterioration of rights in the country and called on the ruling Taliban to reverse new restrictions on women.
Nargis Orakzai now lives in freedom in Germany. But the pain of leaving behind her mother, and the career she loved, is with her every day In a picturesque Bavarian town, Nargis Orakzai is recalling the long hours she spent at the Afghan finance ministry before she fled the country last year and resettled in Germany.
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 26 (ANI): The Taliban through tactical declarations have been pretending to halt production of narcotics in Afghanistan to evade close international scrutiny on opium cultivation in the country. However, the Taliban run a taxation system to conduct their insurgent operations, which include the illegal drug trade, reported a Canada-based thinktank, International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS).
Seconds before he presents a news bulletin, Afghan television anchor Nisar Nabil puts on a black mask as a symbolic protest against the Taliban authorities for ordering women presenters to cover their faces on air. "We are taking a stand in support of our women colleagues," said Nabil, who works at TOLOnews, Afghanistan's main private television channel.
Cards branded with Australian government’s Zero Chance logo and QR code to border force website distributed in Indonesia Playing cards adorned with the Australian government’s Zero Chance campaign against “illegal migration” were distributed to refugee children in Indonesia by people trespassing on school grounds, the charity running the school alleges.
Four bombs ripped through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, with at least some of the attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. The number of bomb attacks have dropped across the country since the Taliban seized power last year in August, but several deadly bombings had rocked the country during the holy month of Ramadan.
A series of explosions has shaken Afghanistan, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five people and three bombings of minivans in the country’s north that killed nine passengers A series of explosions shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban said, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five worshippers and three bombings of minivans in the country's north that killed nine passengers.
The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. Under the deal, the Abu Dhabi firm GAAC Solutions would manage the airports in Herat, Kabul and Kandahar, the Taliban said.
Islamabad, Pakistan - The Taliban government signed an agreement Tuesday with a state-run United Arab Emirates aviation company to allow it run "ground-handling" operations at three airports in Afghanistan, including Kabul. Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and officials of the UAE-based GAAC Solutions attended the signing ceremony in the Afghan capital.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on Taliban authorities in Afghanistan to "swiftly reverse" policies and practices that are restricting the human rights and freedoms of Afghan women and girls. The 15-member council agreed to the Norway-drafted statement nearly two weeks after it discussed the situation behind closed-doors.
Male journalists in Afghanistan wear masks on-air in protest of Taliban's ban on women showing faces
The show of solidarity comes after the Taliban issued a decree ordering all female television presenters to cover their faces Male journalists at several major news outlets in Afghanistan have covered their faces while broadcasting live on air in recent days to protest a harmful new Taliban decree placed on their female colleagues.
#FreeHerFace campaign gathers force as high-profile men rebel against crackdown on face coverings in Afghanistan Male TV presenters in Afghanistan are wearing face masks on screen to show solidarity after the Taliban issued an order that all women on news channels must cover their faces. In a protest dubbed #FreeHerFace on social media, men on Tolo News wore masks to mimic the effect of the face veil their female colleagues have been forced to wear after a Taliban crackdown.
The UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan last year was a "disaster" and a "betrayal" that will damage the nation's interests for years, an inquiry by MPs has found. The Foreign Affairs Committee said there had been "systemic failures" of intelligence, diplomacy and planning.
Fawzia Amini advocates for rights of Afghan women and girls from London hotel room she’s been stuck in for nine months One of Afghanistan’s top female judges has been honoured with an international human rights award while she continues her work to advocate for her country’s women and girls from a London hotel.
Male Afghan journalists covering faces on live TV to protest against Taliban ban on women showing faces
‘The rule blatantly violates women’s rights to freedom of expression, as well as personal autonomy and religious belief,’ say campaigners Male journalists in Afghanistan have covered their faces while broadcasting live on air to protest against the Taliban’s order for female colleagues to cover their faces on TV.