Taliban prevent female Kabul official from going to work

Taliban prevent female Kabul official from going to work

The Taliban demanded that female Kabul government employees who do not return to work next week, but still pay them. Neamatullah Barakzai, head of the Taliban’s public awareness agency in Kabul, said on October 21 that many female government officials …

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The ‘red gold’ tycoon of Afghanistan

The 'red gold' tycoon of Afghanistan

Shafiqeh Attai owns a large business specializing in the production of saffron, the expensive spice that is likened to the “red gold” of Afghanistan. Attai started her career in 2007, opening the women’s saffron company Pashton Zarghon, which specializes in …

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The Taliban haven’t sent high school girls to school yet

The Taliban haven't sent high school girls to school yet

The Taliban government has announced the reopening of Afghan high schools, but has only allowed boys to attend classes. The Afghan Ministry of Education under the Taliban government announced that middle school classes for boys from grades 7 to 12 …

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Afghan women’s soccer team arrives in Pakistan

Afghan women's soccer team arrives in Pakistan

Pakistani Information Minister Chaudhry said the Afghan women’s soccer team had arrived in the country as Afghans were still trying to evacuate. “We are pleased to welcome the Afghan women’s soccer team. They have moved from Afghanistan to the Torkham …

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The Taliban want men and women not to work together

The Taliban want men and women not to work together

Senior Taliban official Hashimi said men and women should not work together and that women could be banned from working in government, banking and the media. “We have been fighting for nearly 40 years to bring the Sharia system to …

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