The ban will come into effect in five days, leaving roughly 60,000 women out of work.
Three Afghan locals have been killed, with others injured — including two foreigners — after gunmen attacked a Kabul hotel frequented by Chinese nationals on Monday.
About 40 members of a special, all-women Afghan platoon that worked alongside the US military barely made it out of Afghanistan last year. Now, they want to put their training to use even though they remain in a legal limbo. But that hasn’t stopped them learning English and getting an education.
Monday marks a year since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country.
President Joe Biden has announced that the US has killed al-Qaeda’s top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan. Zawahiri was on the US' most-wanted list and had a $25 million bounty on his head.
The students were able to escape Kabul because of the efforts of their school, the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, which was holding remote classes for the students living in Kabul during the coronavirus pandemic.
There is concern that the Taliban may decide to ban female anchors altogether from the newsroom according to their interpretation of Islamic law.
The Taliban in Afghanistan have announced new rules requiring women to cover their faces when in public. The decree also says that women should only leave home when necessary. This is the latest in a series of restrictions imposed on women since the group came to power last summer.
Ahmad Naem Wakili, who worked as a judge in Afghanistan, landed in Arizona after getting evacuated from the country last August. But a bureaucratic quagmire is still keeping his wife and daughter abroad. Thousands of others face a similar legal limbo.
More than 2,000 Afghans are currently living at an upscale hotel in Albania, awaiting visa processing for the US and Canada. But behind the luxurious façade — guilt and uncertainty reign.
The US has ended its war in Afghanistan, the bombs have stopped falling and the Taliban are back in power. But life hasn't improved for millions of Afghans under the new government.