Taliban leader says role of women in Afghanistan to be decided by Islamic scholars

A senior Taliban leader has said that the role of women in Afghanistan, including their right to work and education and how they should dress, would ultimately be decided by a council of Islamic scholars. “Our ulema (scholars) will decide whether girls are allowed to go to school or not,” Waheedullah Hashimi, who has access… Read More Taliban leader says role of women in Afghanistan to be decided by Islamic scholars

At least three dead as Taliban militants open fire on protesters in Afghan city of Jalalabad

At least three people were killed in anti-Taliban protests in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, witnesses said, as the militant group tried to set up a government and Western countries stepped up evacuations of diplomats and civilians. More than a dozen people were injured after Taliban militants opened fire on protesters in the… Read More At least three dead as Taliban militants open fire on protesters in Afghan city of Jalalabad

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi invites Israeli PM Naftali Bennett for official visit

Egypt’s president invited Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday for an official visit in the next few weeks, a statement issued by Bennett’s office said. “The invitation from President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was conveyed by Egypt’s intelligence minister during a meeting with Bennett in Jerusalem,” the statement said. Bennett’s predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, was the… Read More Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi invites Israeli PM Naftali Bennett for official visit

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Taliban faction leader Anas Haqqani

A Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network militant group, Anas Haqqani, has met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks, a Taliban official said on Wednesday, amid efforts by the Taliban to set up a government. Karzai was accompanied by the old government’s main peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, in the meeting, said… Read More Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Taliban faction leader Anas Haqqani

Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech to face trial for murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

One of Malta‚Äôs wealthiest businessmen, Yorgen Fenech, has been indicted for the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, prosecutors said in court documents filed on Wednesday. No date for the trial has yet been set. Fenech has been under arrest since November 2019, accused of complicity to murder. He has since been undergoing a… Read More Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech to face trial for murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia