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Female Afghan TV presenters ordered to cover their faces by Taliban

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country’s biggest media outlet said. The order...

Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders order women to wear burka in public

Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership has ordered all Afghan women to wear the all-covering burka in public, officials said. The move evokes similar restrictions imposed on women...

Photographer’s family take Taliban chiefs to International Criminal Court

The family of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer who was killed in Afghanistan last year have filed a formal complaint with the International Criminal...

Taliban dissolves ‘unnecessary’ election commissions

The Taliban has dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions as well as the state ministries for peace and parliamentarian affairs. Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan’s...

Seven killed and 16 wounded in IS attack on Kabul hospital

Militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) set off an explosion at the entrance to a military hospital in the Afghan capital, killing at least...

IS claims responsibility after 47 killed in Afghan mosque attack

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people...

Taliban appoint deputy ministers in all-male government

The Taliban have failed to name any women in a list of deputy ministers. The announcement came despite an international outcry when they presented their...

Donors pledge emergency funds for Afghans in face of humanitarian crisis

The United Nations drummed up more than 1.2 billion dollars (£870 million) in emergency pledges on Monday for helping 11 million Afghans facing an...

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, UN human rights boss says

The UN human rights chief says her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as...

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul

A small group of Afghan women have held a protest near the presidential palace in Kabul to demand equal rights from the Taliban. The demonstration...

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