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Taliban bans women from working for NGOs

An order by the Taliban banning women from working for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has been condemned by the United Nations, which said the move violated fundamental rights. The Islamist rulers justified the move by saying…

Japan grants refugee status to 98 Afghans fleeing Taliban

Japan has granted refugee status to 98 people who fled Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power last August, government sources said Tuesday, in a rare move for a country with a poor record on giving asylum. The number of newly…

US Air Force Kabul plane probe complete

The US Air Force has determined that the crew of a Boeing C-17 military transport plane were not responsible for the deaths of Afghan civilians who tried to cling to the jet as it took off from Kabul in August 2021, amid the chaotic…