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U.S. Officials and Taliban Engage in First Face-to-face Meeting since U.S. Withdrawal

The Taliban took back power in Afghanistan in August, almost 20 years after they were ousted in a U.S.-led invasion for refusing to hand over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo Credit: Twitter

U.K. To Resettle 20,000 Afghans Under Resettlement Programme

The U.K. government will work with other nations and pledged to resettle 5,000 Afghans in the U.K. in the first year. Photo Credit: Twitter

Afghanistan’s First Female Tour Guide, Fatima Haidari Breaking Social Barriers

Although Fatima is the one showing people her homeland instead of visiting theirs, she is the living proof that travel, in its purest form is expanding our view of the world around us. Photo Credit: Twitter

The Oppressed Women In Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN. Herat: In 2020, Afsana, a 20-year-old girl was shot dead by her cousins and her brother after she opposed marrying her cousin. She had...

Afghan Women Reviving ‘The Ancient Art’ of Silk Crafting

AFGHANISTAN. Herat: As one of the key Silk Road passages, Herat has long been a cultural city. Earlier, the city used to be a...

Afghan Women Forced To Avoid Sports For The Sake Of Virginity

AFGHANISTAN. Herat: Arazo was 9 when she was told by the family to leave Taekwondo club. She could not find the reason at that time....

Afghan Women Grapple With The Taboo Around Menstruation

AFGHANISTAN. Herat: When 19-year-old Halima, from Herat, had her first period, she was afraid. She thought it was a unique illness only she suffered...

Forced Virginity Examinations Continue In Spite Of National Ban

AFGHANISTAN. Herat. The mandatory virginity examination is still being exercised across Afghanistan widely even though it became illegal in 2018. According to Afghan custom,...

Afghan President Signs Bill To Include Mother’s Name On Birth Certificate

AFGHANISTAN. Herat. President Ashraf Ghani signed an amendment allowing Afghan women to have their names printed on birth certificates for the first time. Afghan...

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