Afghanistan has one of the world's highest maternal and infant mortality rates, with one woman dying every two hours during pregnancy or childbirth.
After a decade lecturing at an Afghan university, former economist Shabana Sediqian is about to retrain as a nurse — it is not a career change she ever envisaged, but it will at least allow her to get out of the house again. A growing number of professional women are enrolling in nursing and midwifery courses, fed up of
Malala said girls' schooling should be a condition of diplomatic recognition for the Taliban. "They shouldn't be recognised if they didn't recognise the human rights of women and girls," she said.
As the conflict-battered country faces an economic collapse and an acute shortage of food, the US Treasury also updated guidance to make clear that exports of goods and cash transfers are allowed as long as they do not go to individuals targeted by US sanctions.
It was exactly a year ago that the American forces and the rest of the Nato forces packed their bags and left Kabul in undignified haste, and the Taliban walked back into the Afghan capital after 20 years. There was no resistance. The chaos that ensued has died down, of course. The Afghans who could flee did leave
Mursal Nabizada had been a member of parliament in the US-backed government that was overthrown by the Taliban in August 2021. It is the first time a lawmaker from the previous administration has been killed in the city since the takeover.
Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan woman immortalised decades ago on a National Geographic cover, has been evacuated to Italy, the Italian government said.
The result was a scoreless draw, but for the Afghan women it was a powerful, symbolic victory as they returned to the pitch together after leaving their homeland to rebuild their lives in Australia.
Leader of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Manzoor Pashteen in a Twitter post also condemned Imran Khan's comments, saying they are false and negative. "Pashtoons never denied education to girls nor denied their rights."