Who wants to fly over Taliban-held Afghanistan? New FAA rules allow it, but planes largely avoid it
Two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the United States has begun easing rules that could allow commercial airlines to fly over the country in routes that cuts time and fuel consumption for East-West travel.
UN envoy says ICC should prosecute Taliban for crimes against humanity for denying girls education
The U.N. special envoy for global education says the International Criminal Court should prosecute Taliban leaders for crimes against humanity for denying education and employment to Afghan girls and women.
Taliban leader claims women are provided with a 'comfortable and prosperous life' in Afghanistan
The supreme leader of the Taliban has released a message claiming that his government has taken the necessary steps for the betterment of women's life in Afghanistan, where women are banned from public life and work and girls’ education is severely curtailed.
UN warns Taliban that restrictions on Afghan women and girls make recognition `nearly impossible'
The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan is warning the country’s Taliban rulers that international recognition as the country’s legitimate government will remain “nearly impossible” unless they lift severe restrictions on women and girls’ education and employment.
UN draft urges Afghan rulers to reverse bans on women, girls
A U.N. resolution that calls on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to swiftly reverse their increasingly harsh restrictions on women and girls and condemns their ban on Afghan women working for the United Nations is set to be voted on Thursday by the Security Council.
Taliban kill mastermind of suicide bombing at Kabul airport
U.S. officials say the Taliban have killed the Islamic State group militant who spearheaded the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that left 13 U.S. service members and about 170 Afghans dead during the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021.
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.