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Afghan Taliban to start issuing passports again


An Afghan woman holds her passport. File/Reuters

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Taliban-led Afghanistan government on Monday announced that the government will start issuing passports to its citizens again on Tuesday after months of delays.

A senior official Alam Gul Haqqani, the passport office's acting head, told reporters in Kabul they would issue between 5,000 and 6,000 passports a day and women would be employed to handle the processing of female citizens' documents.


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Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he wants the Group of 20 major economic powers to set conditions for recognizing the Taliban, including ensuring women’s and girl’s rights.

So far under the Taliban, young Afghan girls have been allowed to return to primary school but older girls have been barred from going to high school and most women have not been allowed to return to work.

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