The fifth phase of meetings between Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S.’s special envoy for peace, and Taliban leaders concluded earlier this month. Very little has been revealed about the nature of the proposed deal between the two parties, raising serious concerns […]
Known for having imposed strict laws in the country in the mid-1990s, the Taliban’s possible return in the Afghan power structure makes a lot of women uncomfortable.
“Khosh amadee!” Omaid Sharifi, co-founder of ArtLords, an art collective, says as he invites us into his house in a manner that reflects true Afghan hospitality—with grace, a smile and open arms. The phrase is in the local language of […]
The day she was flogged by members of the Taliban, Maryam was making her way to the local bazaar to shop for groceries – her face uncovered. The 32-year-old housewife was born and raised in Afghanistan’s Sancharak district in Sar-i-pul […]
A mortar attack on a gathering in Kabul on Thursday killed at least three people and injured 22, including a woman and children, officials said. The ceremony, attended by officials, was in light of 24th death anniversary of Abdul Ali […]
Heavy rains in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar triggered flash floods that killed more than 20 people. The UN reported that the dead included children whose homes collapsed or who were swept away. Ten people were reported missing. Kandahar […]