Taliban kept schools closed for girls for over a year. Now, allows exams: Report | World News

Afghan girls will be allowed to take their high school graduation exams this week, an official and documents from the Taliban government indicated, Associated Press reported. This comes as girls have been banned from classrooms since the Taliban took over the country last year. The report said that the decision applies to 31 out of … Read more

Roadside bomb kills 6 in north Afghanistan | World News

A roadside bomb went off near a bus with government employees during rush hour on Tuesday morning in northern Afghanistan, killing six people, a Taliban official said. Mohammad Asif Waziri, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the police chief in Balkh province, said the bombing in Mazar-e Sharif, the provincial capital, also wounded seven people. The bomb … Read more

Explosion reported in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, at least five killed | World News

At least five people were killed when a blast hit a vehicle carrying employees of an oil company in northern Afghanistan, police said on Tuesday. “Today around 7 a.m. a blast took place in…Balkh on a bus, which belonged to Hairatan Oil employees,” said Mohammad Asif Wazeri, police spokesman for northern Balkh province, adding that … Read more

Terror Group ISIS Claims Attack On Pakistani Envoy In Afghanistan

A security guard was wounded in the attack Friday in the Afghan capital. Kabul: Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul, which Islamabad decried as an “assassination attempt”. A security guard was wounded in the attack Friday in the Afghan capital. In a statement cited by jihadist monitor … Read more

Video: Women whipped in Afghanistan for going to shop without male guardian | World News

A woman in Afghanistan was seen being brutally flogged in public for allegedly flouting the Taliban’s conservative rule that prohibits women from going to shops without a male guardian. In an almost two-minute video clip, posted on Twitter by a user named Shabnam Nasimi, reportedly from the Takhar province, the woman can be seen being … Read more