Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed

The Taliban on Wednesday backtracked on their announcement that high schools would open for girls, saying they would remain closed until a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic law for them to reopen. Teachers and students from three high schools around the capital Kabul said girls had returned in excitement to campuses on… Read More Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed

U.S. to free half of $7billion in frozen Afghan funds to curb economic collapse

The United States is seeking to free up half of the $7 billion in frozen Afghan central bank assets on U.S. soil to help the Afghan people while holding the rest to possibly satisfy terrorism-related lawsuits against the Taliban, the White House said on Friday. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to deal with… Read More U.S. to free half of $7billion in frozen Afghan funds to curb economic collapse

Afghan Taliban expands food payment program as economic crisis intensifies

The Taliban administration said on Tuesday it was expanding its ‘food for work’ program, in which it uses donated wheat to pay thousands of public sector employees instead of cash as a financial crisis intensifies. Wheat, largely donated by India to the previous U.S.-backed Kabul government, is being used to pay 40,000 workers 10kg of… Read More Afghan Taliban expands food payment program as economic crisis intensifies

Afghan Taliban to begin payment of overdue salaries of government workers

Afghanistan’s Taliban administration will begin paying the overdue salaries of government workers from Saturday, officials said. Thousands of Afghan government workers are owed at least three months of salary, one of the many crises faced by the Taliban since the Islamist movement took over the country in August. “The finance ministry says that, starting today,… Read More Afghan Taliban to begin payment of overdue salaries of government workers

At least one dead, six injured following two explosions in Afghan capital of Kabul

Two explosions hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding at least six, including three women, Taliban officials and residents said. One car bomb blast in Dasht-e Barchi, a heavily Shi’ite Muslim area of western Kabul, killed a civilian and wounded six, interior ministry spokesman Qari Sayeed Khosty said… Read More At least one dead, six injured following two explosions in Afghan capital of Kabul

Two injured following bomb blast in Afghan capital of Kabul

A bomb blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded two people on Monday, the Taliban’s interior ministry said, just two days after a similar explosion that was claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Both devices were of a magnetic type attached to vehicles that have become common in Afghanistan, generally causing fewer casualties… Read More Two injured following bomb blast in Afghan capital of Kabul

Six dead, seven injured following bomb attack in Shi’ite area of Afghan capital Kabul

A magnetic bomb attached to a passenger minivan exploded in a heavily Shi’ite area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, causing an unknown number of casualties, Taliban officials and local residents said. A recent spate of such attacks has heaped more pressure on the Taliban rulers, who took power following the collapse of the… Read More Six dead, seven injured following bomb attack in Shi’ite area of Afghan capital Kabul

At least twelve injured following explosion at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

An explosion hit a mosque in the Spin Ghar district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, wounding at least 12 people including the imam of the mosque, local residents said. Atal Shinwari, a resident of the area, said the blast occurred at around 1:30 p.m. when explosives apparently located in the interior of the mosque… Read More At least twelve injured following explosion at mosque in eastern Afghanistan