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.

Afghan universities reopen but women still barred

Taliban authorities have effectively squeezed women out of public life since retaking power. Women have been removed from many government jobs or are paid a fraction of their former salary to stay at home.

Taliban kill top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan

Violence in Afghanistan dramatically dipped after the Taliban seized power in August 2021.

Taliban reveals plans for abandoned US military bases

The Pentagon ended its near two-decade military presence in Afghanistan in 2021

New US restrictions against Taliban for bans on women

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced new visa restrictions against the Taliban Wednesday in response to bans on employment and education for women in Afghanistan.

UN calls on Taliban to let women help give aid to desperate Afghans

Afghanistan is facing one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with more than half of its 38 million population facing hunger and nearly four million children suffering from malnutrition.

More than 160 Afghans die in bitterly cold weather

Residents say they are unable to afford fuel to heat homes in temperatures well below freezing

UN presses Taliban for ‘clarity’ on women’s role in aid delivery

Since returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban government has rapidly squeezed women out of public life, banning them also from secondary education, public sector work, as well as parks and baths.

UN envoys in Kabul to press for women’s rights

The visit follows the weekend slaying of a former Afghan lawmaker who was killed at her home in Kabul, a murder that "shocked" Guterres, another spokesperson said.

Female former Afghan lawmaker found shot dead at Kabul home

A former Afghan female legislator and one of her bodyguards have been killed at her home in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, police have said.

US Republicans probe chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal

Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he had written to Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting an array of records, from intelligence assessments to communications with the Taliban.