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M6.1 EARTHQUAKE HITS AFGHANISTAN’S PAKTIKA PROVINCE, OVER 1000 DIED

The death toll has surpassed 1,000 after a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck Afghanistan's Paktika Province early on Wednesday, officials said Wednesday, with the toll expected to rise as desperate rescuers dig through collapsed buildings. The casualties mostly occurred in four districts of the worst-hit Paktika Province. The quake damaged hundreds of houses in the region and… Continue reading M6.1 EARTHQUAKE HITS AFGHANISTAN’S PAKTIKA PROVINCE, OVER 1000 DIED

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AFGHAN GIRLS ORDERED HOME JUST HOURS AFTER SCHOOLS REOPEN

The Taliban ordered girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan to shut Wednesday just hours after they reopened, an official confirmed, sparking confusion and heartbreak over the policy reversal by the hardline Islamist group.“Yes, it’s true,” Taliban spokesman Inamullah Samangani told AFP when asked to confirm reports that girls had been ordered home.DCO Global News Published on… Continue reading AFGHAN GIRLS ORDERED HOME JUST HOURS AFTER SCHOOLS REOPEN

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‘WE ARE HAPPY TO FIGHT YOU’: TENSIONS RISE ON AFGHAN-PAKISTANI BORDER

The Pakistani-Afghan border, running along Britain’s colonial-era Durand Line, is a centre of the increasing tensions between Islamabad and the Taliban, with a rise in attacks since the group came to power in Kabul.Five Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday at a north-western border post in Khurram district by militants inside Afghanistan in an attack… Continue reading ‘WE ARE HAPPY TO FIGHT YOU’: TENSIONS RISE ON AFGHAN-PAKISTANI BORDER

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HOW TALIBAN’S RETURN HAS CHANGED AFGHAN WOMEN’S LIVES

After seizing control of Afghanistan in August 2021 the Taliban promised a softer version of the harsh rule that characterised their first stint in power when women were stripped of most of their rights.This time around the movement has largely refrained from issuing rigid national edicts, but authorities at a provincial level have introduced rules… Continue reading HOW TALIBAN’S RETURN HAS CHANGED AFGHAN WOMEN’S LIVES