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Swedish Committee for Afghanistan calls on Taliban to end ban on female education

NEW DELHI, MARCH 28: As the Taliban continues to put restrictions on the basic rights of women in the country, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) demanded that the "de facto authorities" in Afghanistan "prioritise investing in education as a crucial component for Afghanistan's development, TOLOnews reported. They also urged the Taliban to end the ban on female education and quickly reopen educational facilities at all levels, to girls and boys, women and men. According to the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, there is no justification ~ religion, tradition, or any...

India will resume work in at least 20 stalled projects in Afghanistan: Taliban

Kabul, December 1: The Taliban dispensation in Afghanistan has said that India will resume work in at least 20 stalled projects in several provinces across the war-torn country. In June, India re-established its diplomatic presence in Kabul by deploying a "technical team" in its embassy in the Afghan capital. India withdrew its officials from the embassy after the Taliban seized power in August 2021, following concerns over their security. In August, Afghanistan's foreign ministry said India's diplomatic presence in the country would result in the completion of "unfinished projects" that...

Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including senior cleric

Herat (Afghanistan), September 2: An explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people, including a prominent cleric, Taliban officials and a local medic said. At least 21 people were hurt. The blast went off in the Guzargah Mosque in the western city of Herat during Friday noon prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week when places of worship are particularly crowded. The explosion killed Mujib-ul Rahman Ansari, a prominent cleric who was known across Afghanistan for his criticism of the country's...
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