UN says Taliban envoy can meet Pakistan, China ministers next week

Afghanistan sits as a key geographical trade and transit route between South and Central Asia and has billions of dollars of untapped mineral resources. The Taliban seized power in August 2021 as US-led forces withdrew after 20 years of war.

UN chief to host May meeting on Afghanistan in Doha

There is no contemporary census data for Afghanistan but the UN uses a population estimate of 40 million, meaning 85 percent of the nation is projected to be in poverty.

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan vital for regional security: Hina Khar

“The menace of terrorism continues to blight the lives of Afghan people on a daily basis. The threat posed by terrorist organizations to the neighbouring states and the region, has accentuated,” Rabbani said.

China ‘concerned’ about impact of Afghan policies on women’s rights

Qin's comments at a regional summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan come after a decision by the conservative Taliban authorities to bar women from working for the United Nations sparked international outrage.

British nationals detained by Taliban

British nationals were detained by the Taliban for unknown reasons, prompting diplomatic efforts and concerns for their safety.

UN to hold talks with Taliban officials over women staff ban

Since seizing power in August 2021, the Taliban authorities have imposed a slew of restrictions on Afghan women, including banning them from higher education and many government jobs.

Founder of Afghan girls’ school project arrested in Kabul: UN

The Taliban government last year barred girls from attending secondary school, making Afghanistan the only country in the world where there is a ban on education.

US working to get dozens of Americans from Afghanistan: Blinken

Blinken was speaking before Congress where lawmakers from the rival Republican Party went on the offensive over the August 2021 US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 13, nine of them in Pakistan

At least nine people were killed and 44 injured in northwest Pakistan, a Pakistani government official said, and hospitals in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were put into a state of emergency overnight.

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan extended for one year

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has had its mandate extended by the Security Council for one year.

Banned from school, Afghan girls turn to madrassas

The number of Islamic schools has grown across Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, with teenage girls increasingly attending classes after they were banned from secondary schools.

Divorced Afghan women forced back to abusive ex-husbands

In Afghanistan nine in 10 women will experience physical, sexual, or psychological violence from their partner, according to the UN's mission in the country.