Afghanistan forms committee to reopen girls’ secondary schools

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The Islamic authorities in Afghanistan have said they have formed a committee of eight members to facilitate the reopening of girls’ schools. The committee will...

Afghan authorities tell female broadcasters to cover faces

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The authorities in Afghanistan have told local television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters cover their faces when on air. A spokesperson for the Islamic...

Afghan authorities recommend all women wear burqa

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The authorities in Afghanistan have recommended that all women wear the burqa with a face covering in public. Sources in Afghanistan have told 5Pillars that...

Afghanistan, Niger and Mali are celebrating Eid al-Fitr today

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Afghanistan was the first Muslim nation to declare Eid al Fitr last night and Afghans are celebrating the festival today across all provinces. The Supreme Court...

Mufti Taqi Usmani urges Afghanistan to open girls’ schools

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One of the world's leading Islamic scholars, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, has urged Afghanistan to open girls' secondary schools. Mufti Usmani is a leading scholar...

At least 47 killed in Pakistani attack on eastern Afghanistan

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The death toll from Pakistani military air raids in the eastern Afghanistan on Saturday has risen to at least 47, officials said. “Forty-one civilians, mainly women and...

‘Allah has blessed us’: Rain hits major Afghan cities after Salatul Istisqa

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Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar was reeling under draught a week ago, but the situation changed after thousands of Afghans gathered to make a...

Afghanistan bans women from travelling long road distances without mahram

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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has decreed that women seeking to travel long distances should not be allowed on road transport unless they are accompanied...

UN: Afghanistan’s economy in ‘free fall,’ 23 million facing hunger

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Afghanistan’s economy is in “free fall” and if decisive and compassionate action is not taken immediately it may consume the entire population, the United...

Afghanistan bans forced marriage

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Afghanistan's new Islamic government has banned forced marriages, and decreed that they will treat women equally, saying women should not be considered the “property”...