The Taliban requires that all mannequins' heads be covered or cut off. Interviews with locals and eerie photos of storefronts offer a glimpse of Afghanistan's new reality.
Shop owners in Afghanistan were forced to decapitate their mannequins or remove them all together. They pleaded to veil their faces instead.news.yahoo.com
UN: Taliban ban on women aid workers is potential death blow
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Monday that the Taliban's ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan is “a potential death blow” to many important humanitarian programs. If the Taliban don’t make exceptions to their edict “this would be catastrophic,” Martin Griffiths said at a news conference.news.yahoo.com
Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities
The Taliban on Saturday doubled down on their ban on women's education, reinforcing in a message to private universities that Afghan women are barred from taking university entry exams, according to a spokesman. The note comes despite weeks of condemnation and lobbying by the international community for a reversal on measures restricting women's freedoms, including two back-to-back visits this month by several senior U.N. officials. It also bodes ill for hopes that the Taliban could take steps to reverse their edicts anytime soon.news.yahoo.com
Letters: Please explain punishment
Ms. Coronado, or anyone of like mind, please elaborate with detailed examples how it is that President Biden is “punishing the 76 million Americans who did not vote for him” (Dec. 25 23). On the domestic front, the chaos on the southern border shows little leadership from the Democrats, almost wanton cruelty from the Republicans, and no bipartisan solutions anyone will yet advance, at least not publicly, if they even exist. BolynBrownsvilleTrumphailedBelow are a few things President Trump accomplished that the uninformed may not be aware of:He nominated three pro-Constitution Supreme Court justices who were confirmed. He cut a lot of federal bureaucratic red tape and created one of the strongest economies in many decades. He was building the southern border wall and reducing illegal border crossing.myrgv.com
Afghan rulers urged to reverse ban on women aid workers
The vast majority of U.N. Security Council members are urging Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to immediately reverse all “oppressive” restrictions on girls and women including the latest ban on woman working for humanitarian organizations which is exacerbating the already critical humanitarian crisis in the country.
Harry's new memoir draws anger and protests in Afghanistan
Protesters in southern Afghanistan on Sunday gathered following Prince Harry's claim in his new memoir that he killed 25 people he described as Taliban fighters while posted with British forces in the country. Around 20 faculty and students demonstrated at a local university in Helmand, the province where British forces were largely concentrated during the NATO and U.S.-led coalition operations in Afghanistan. “We condemn his (Prince Harry’s) action which is against all norms of humanity," one demonstrator said.news.yahoo.com
Pakistan says it won't allow countries to shelter militants
Pakistan's political and military leadership on Monday vowed that no nation will be allowed to shelter militants who stage attacks against the country — an apparent reference to neighboring Afghanistan. The statement came amid a spike in attacks by the militant Pakistani Taliban, many of whom are hiding in neighboring Afghanistan. The attacks are on the rise across Pakistan, especially in the northwest near the Afghan border.news.yahoo.com
Declassified report shows US predictions of IS group threat
A newly declassified U.S. intelligence report predicted in 2020 that the Islamic State group was likely to regain much of its former strength and global influence, particularly if American and Western forces reduced their role in countering the extremist movement.