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Taliban exclude women from participating in gathering on national issues

    Taliban exclude women from participating in gathering on national issues

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned females from participating in large gatherings organised to address issues of national unity. Abdul Salam Hanafi, Afghanistan’s acting deputy prime minister, on Wednesday,

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1000 dead as earthquake hits Afghanistan

    1000 dead as earthquake hits Afghanistan

At least 1000 people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake erupted in Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to the BBC, another 1500 people were injured in the disaster

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Taliban bar government employees without beard from work

    Taliban bar government employees without beard from work

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has instructed all government employees to wear a beard and adhere to a dress code or risk being fired. Representatives from the ministry for the

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Taliban ban barbers from trimming beards in Afghanistan province

    Taliban ban barbers from trimming beards in Afghanistan province

The Taliban have banned barbers in Helmand province in Afghanistan from shaving or trimming beards. The Taliban said shaving off beards breaches their interpretation of Islamic law. The Taliban police

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El-Rufai: North-west like Afghanistan — the region is in crisis

  El-Rufai: North-west like Afghanistan — the region is in crisis

Nasir El-Rufai , governor of Kaduna state, says the north-west region can be likened to Afghanistan that is afflicted by

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Taliban: Women in Afghanistan can study at universities — but in separate classrooms

  Taliban: Women in Afghanistan can study at universities — but in separate classrooms

The Taliban says women in Afghanistan can continue to study at universities but classrooms will be “gender-segregated” and Islamic dress

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Nigeria can’t end up like Afghanistan, says US envoy

  Nigeria can’t end up like Afghanistan, says US envoy

The United States says Nigeria cannot end up like Afghanistan. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, on Monday, Mary Leonard, US

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12 US troops, 60 Afghans killed in Kabul airport attack (updated)

  12 US troops, 60 Afghans killed in Kabul airport attack (updated)

Many casualties were recorded following twin blasts at Kabul airport in Afghanistan amid efforts to evacuate people out of the

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World Bank halts payment for projects in Afghanistan — 10 days after Taliban takeover

  World Bank halts payment for projects in Afghanistan — 10 days after Taliban takeover

The World Bank says it has paused disbursements and funding for projects in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban

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EXPLAINER: Can Boko Haram take over Nigeria like Taliban did Afghanistan?

  EXPLAINER: Can Boko Haram take over Nigeria like Taliban did Afghanistan?

The news cycle in virtually every nation on earth has been dominated by reports detailing how the Taliban, a fundamentalist

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