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The policy marks a significant change from the accepted practice before the Taliban takeover.

Afghan universities will be segregated by gender, and a new Islamic dress code will be introduced, the Taliban said on Sunday. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani indicated women would be allowed to study, but not alongside men. He also announced a review of subjects taught. Women and girls were banned from schools and universities […]

He also announced a review of subjects taught.

Afghan universities will be segregated by gender, and a new Islamic dress code will be introduced, the Taliban said on Sunday. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani indicated women would be allowed to study, but not alongside men. He also announced a review of subjects taught. Women and girls were banned from schools and universities […]

They describe their resentment about the way politicians scaled back resources for Afghanistan

(CNN)US commanders who led the war in Afghanistan are wrestling with the country’s collapse to the Taliban, with some ruing the “pretty horrible mistakes” the US military made along the way and one of them flatly declaring America’s longest war was not worth the price. “The 20-year war in Afghanistan was — for the results […]

The flag-raising marked the official start of the work of the new government,

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace Saturday, a spokesman said, as the U.S. and the world marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The white banner, emblazoned with a Quranic verse, was hoisted by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the prime minister of the Taliban interim […]

hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a US bounty on their heads.

Foreign countries greeted the makeup of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay on Wednesday after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a US bounty on their heads. As the newly appointed ministers and their deputies set to work after they were named late on Tuesday, acting […]

The Taliban’s announcement of a new government on Tuesday was widely

Foreign countries greeted the makeup of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay on Wednesday after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a US bounty on their heads. As the newly appointed ministers and their deputies set to work after they were named late on Tuesday, acting […]

We have suffered heavy losses for this historic moment and the era of bloodshed in Afghanistan is over

Foreign countries greeted the makeup of the new government in Afghanistan with caution and dismay on Wednesday after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions, including several with a US bounty on their heads. As the newly appointed ministers and their deputies set to work after they were named late on Tuesday, acting […]

Any U.S. recognition of Taliban rule is unlikely in the near term

They’d promised to be “inclusive.” But as the Taliban unveiled their new caretaker government in Afghanistan this week — an all-male roster of hardline clerics, veteran fighters and at least one figure sought by the FBI — they met howls of protest in Washington. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the choices a “lineup of thugs […]

Its makeup is overwhelmingly drawn from Pashtun tribes

“We’re working to establish an inclusive government that represents all the people of Afghanistan,” promised Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar when he recently arrived in Kabul to start talks aimed at forming a leadership to move the movement from guns to government. “We would like to live peacefully,” vowed Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid at […]

Stay with us as we bring the latest from Afghanistan and crisis-related updates

Afghanistan Taliban Kabul crisis Today News September 11 Highlights: As the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is in its final stages, more US evacuation operations took off from Kabul with flights carrying 21 American nationals as well as 11 holders of the Green Card having left the crisis-ridden country. Qatar has been sending charter flights of […]