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The United Nation’s lead humanitarian coordinator has warned that UN-supplied aid cannot continue if the Taliban do not lift their ban on women working for humanitarian aid agencies in Afghanistan.
Three gender-specific universities in Iran have expressed readiness to enroll hundreds of Afghan women after the Taliban barred female students from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan.
The United Nations has announced that some "time-critical" programs in Afghanistan have temporarily stopped after Taliban banned women from working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have ordered an indefinite ban on university education for the country’s women, the Ministry of Higher Education announced in a letter issued to all government and private universities.
Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s suicide bombing in Kabul. The blast occurred not far from the entrance to the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital and killed 25 people, including two embassy staff.
Afghanistan's former foreign minister Salahuddin Rabani has-dismissed the possibility of Afghanistan's Taliban rulers cutting ties with the al-Qaeda terrorist group.
The Taliban say they have not found the remains of Ayman al-Zwahiri after the alleged death of al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
Iran’s special representative to Afghanistan says the Islamic Republic is pursuing a policy of interaction with the Taliban rulers based on support for the Afghan people, adding Tehran will not recognize the current administration in Kabul as long as an inclusive government is formed.
One year after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, a former senior Iranian diplomat says the Taliban government is yet to be accepted by the Afghan people, stressing that lack of coherence is clearly seen in the administration in Kabul.
Iran and Afghanistan have held a meeting following recent clashes between border guards in Hirmand area.
Iran’s deputy interior minister for security affairs says the Taliban officials should make sure Afghan border guards know the geographical limits and frontiers of the country, to prevent tensions that flare against the will of both sides.
The Taliban and a group of local fighters in Afghanistan led by Ahmad Masoud have held a first ever round of talks, agreeing to cease hostilities until a second round of talks is held, a report says.
The recent grand assembly in the Afghan capital Kabul that rubber-stamped the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan shows the movement is sticking to its totalitarian policy, a former Iranian diplomat says.
The Taliban have alleged the United States is blocking their way to securing international recognition for the group’s new government in Afghanistan.
Moscow will make a decision whether to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan regardless of the opinion of the United States or any other country, says Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.
A senior Iranian human rights official says estimates show the number of child laborers in Iran has jumped 20 times since the Taliban group’s takeover of neighboring Afghanistan in August 2021.
Iran’s Customs Administration has rejected Taliban’s claim that they returned 12 fuel tankers containing low-quality gasoline to Iran.
The US special envoy on Afghanistan has met the Taliban’s acting foreign minister in the Qatari capital Doha and stressed international opposition to the group’s expanding curbs on women and girls.
The spokesman of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) says 17 Taliban members have been killed in an ambush by the movement’s forces in the province of Panjshir, in the latest escalation between the two sides in around nine months.
The Taliban on Saturday ruled Afghan women must cover their faces in public, saying Burqa is the best hijab, according to a decree from the group's supreme leader.
A former Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan says recognition of the acting Taliban government is not on Tehran’s agenda for the time being, stressing that the new rulers in Kabul must first accept international regulations and ensure Iran’s share of water from the Helmand River.
The top Taliban leader has called on the international community to recognize the “Islamic Emirate” in Afghanistan, which the group re-established last year after taking over state affairs.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has warned about a surge in threats against Afghanistan and other regional nations. Raisi issued the warning following a new attack targeting civilians in Afghanistan that happened on Friday.
After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have murdered or kidnapped about 500 former Afghan officials, military personnel, and those believed to have collaborated with the United States, according to a report.