Taliban Flog Three Men in Public for Robbery in Paktika Province

The Taliban have whipped three men publicly in Paktika province for robbery, local sources said. According to sources, the accused men were flogged at the football stadium of Sharan city, the capital of the province, on Monday afternoon this week. One of the accused men was reportedly lashed 35 times for the crime of stealing a motorcycle. He was also sentenced to 8 months in prison. The…
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HSD: Decker Says She Will Reiterate Solid Support for Afghan People

The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to Afghanistan Karen Decker says the Herat Security Dialogue is an opportunity to exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Decker said she had participated in Herat Security Dialogue in Tajikistan and that she would be ready to reiterate strong support for the people of Afghanistan. “I am here to listen, but I…
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Herat Security Dialogue Kicks off in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The 10th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD) titled "Inclusive Political System” and “The Way Forward" has just been held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. The two-day meeting is being held on Tuesday in the conference hall of the National Library of Tajikistan with nearly 200 participants from different countries. It said that on the first day of the dialogue, the participants will discuss…
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Ukraine Warns of More Russian Attacks As Fighting Rages in Donetsk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia would surely launch new missile attacks on his country and warned defense forces and citizens to prepare to withstand another week of strain on the power grid as snow fell in Kyiv. City authorities said workers were close to completing restoration of power, water and heat after days of Russian attacks, but high demand meant some blackouts had…
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North Korean Leader Aims to Have the World’s Strongest Nuclear Force

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country intends to have the world's most powerful nuclear force as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of a new ballistic missile, the country's media reported on Sunday. The announcement comes after Kim inspected a Nov. 18 test of the Hwasong-17, North Korea's largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and…
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Taliban Closes Women’s Tailoring in Parwan Province

The Taliban’s Vice and Virtue Department has closed the shops of female tailors in Parwan province. In an interview on Saturday, sources said the Taliban had called women's tailoring "haram”. On Wednesday last week, the Taliban entered women's tailor shops in different parts of Charikar city, the capital of the province, and told female tailors to close their shops, according to sources.…
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TTP Extorting Money from Pakistani Influentials Using Afghan Cell Numbers: Report

Pakistani media report Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has increased its subversive activities in different parts of Pakistan after the Taliban retook power in August last year. TTP is extorting money from influential and wealthy people in Pakistan with numbers having +93 code indicating an Afghan SIM card, according to DAWN quoting local sources. DAWN’s report contains accounts of wealthy…
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UN Calls on Everyone to Get Involved in 16-Day Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December. In a tweet on Saturday, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared the…
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Freezing Ukraine Gradually Restores Power After Russian Strikes on Grid

Ukrainian authorities on Friday gradually restored power, aided by the reconnection of the country's four nuclear plants, but millions of people were still in the dark after the most devastating Russian air strikes of the war. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy pleaded with Ukrainians to use energy sparingly. "If there is electricity, this doesn't mean you can turn on several powerful electrical…
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Protests over Rights of Afghan Women in Kabul

Dozens of protesting women took to the streets on Thursday near Shah-e Do-Shamshera shrine in central Kabul, calling on the Taliban to respect Afghan women’s rights. The protesting women have been chanting slogans: "women, life, solidarity", "no society can be prosperous without women" and "we will fight for our rights until the end". The protestors call on more women to join their marches…
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