Taliban

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

"We were forced": Afghan women TV presenters cover faces on air

Women presenters on Afghanistan’s leading news channels went on air yesterday with their faces covered, a day after defying a Taliban order to conceal their appearance on television.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Women TV presenters in Afghanistan defy Taliban order to cover faces on air

Women presenters on Afghanistan's leading TV channels yesterday went on air without covering their faces, defying a Taliban order that they conceal their appearance to comply with the group's austere brand of Islam.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Female Afghan TV presenters ‘must cover face on air’

Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have asked television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters on local stations cover their faces when on air, an official said yesterday.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

Taliban militants kill at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials say.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber rams a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, causing casualties, officials say.

June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issues an ultimatum to the Taliban, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing have passed 150.

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

Pakistan reinstates secret military courts

Pakistan's parliament amends the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Hamid’s escape from the Taliban

I was just 17 when I came once more close to dying, this time in my attempt to cross to Samos on a boat from Turkey, along with four more Afghans.

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016
USA

Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

President Barack Obama confirms Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016

Taliban chief killed in US drone attack: Afghan spy agency

Afghanistan's spy agency says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death, which marks a potential blow to the resurgent militant movement.