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Afghans who arrived in US 15 March 2022-20 September 2022 get temporary legal status from Biden administration: some 14,600 Afghan migrants main source: AP, 18 media reports21 September 2023 (LINK)

Swiss NGO IAM says 18 staff members detained in 35 media reports16 September 2023 (LINK)

Weaponization of the U.S. financial system contributed to Afghanistan's collapsewww.justsecurity.org31 August 2023 (LINK)

Afghan women demand education rights in UN 1 main source: afp , 13 media reports16 August 2023 (LINK)

The Taliban believe their rule is open-ended and don't plan to lift the ban on female education — interview marking second anniversary of 1 main source: apnews, 41 media reports15 August 2023 (LINK)

UNAMA says Taliban have further increased restrictions on Afghan women and 34 media reports17 July 2023 (LINK)

— The Ministry of Public Health has declared that only males can take exams for specialized medical studies, following previous bans on female medical students taking graduation exams and women attending universities. The Taliban has also enforced limitations on women's freedom of movement and employment, with instances of arrests, interrogations, and license suspensions of NGOs employing female staff. There have been reports of physical violence as well.

Afghan fund stuck in catharsis amid dire humanitarian crisisgenevasolutions.news5 July 2023 (LINK)

— Nearly a year after it was established, the operation of a Geneva-registered fund appears frozen in time waiting for political conditions to shift so that billions of dollars may be returned to Afghanistan's central bank. In June, Ocha revised down its annual budget for Afghanistan from $4.6 billion to $3.2bn due to the restrictions on female workers. For many, the issue at stake is the fate of the $3.5bn Afghan Fund, established in September and managed by four trustees to enable the recapitalisation of the DAB. Officially called the Fund for the Afghan People, its statutes define its purpose as to "receive, protect, disburse assets for the benefit of the Afghan people, including for foreign exchange rate and price stabilisation objectives in Afghanistan". On 26 June, as the fund met for the third time according to one board member.

U.K. Special Forces at centre of Afghanistan war crimes inquiry, MoD 12 media reports5 July 2023 (LINK)

Taliban bans women's beauty salons in 108 media reports4 July 2023 (LINK)

Inside Geneva: what now for women in Afghanistan? (podcast)www.swissinfo.ch27 June 2023 (LINK)

After Taliban bans opium, a guilt-racked commander winks at harvestwww.washingtonpost ●25 June 2023 (LINK)

— Since seizing power again in 2021, Taliban leaders pledged once more to strictly crack down on narcotics production and trade. The move was interpreted by analysts as an attempt by the diplomatically isolated group to burnish its image as a responsible government. Since April, the start of the first harvest season since the ban was announced last year, eradication teams that have been deployed almost daily across the country have razed about 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) of poppy fields.

That amounts to scant progress. In November, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that 233,000 hectares (575,000 acres) of opium were being cultivated in 2022, up 32 percent from a year prior. Opium sales generated $1.4 billion for Afghan farmers last year, worth nearly 30 percent of overall agricultural output, the U.N. agency calculated.

Taliban leader claims women are provided with a 'comfortable and prosperous life' in 33 media reports24 June 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan mission chief to Taliban: Bans on women and girls cost you legitimacy at home and abroadnews.un.org21 June 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan's 'gender apartheid' should be international crime: UN expertafp / www.france24.com19 June 2023 (LINK)

UNICEF concerned by Taliban move to bar international groups from Afghan education sectorAP.com8 June 2023 (LINK)

Bombing in Afghanistan at memorial ceremony for Taliban official kills 11 35 media reports8 June 2023 (LINK)

Almost 80 schoolgirls poisoned, hospitalized in two separate attacks in northern 39 media reports4 June 2023 (LINK)

High-profile Australian soldier loses 'war crimes' defamation case over Afghanistan 70 media reports1 June 2023 (LINK)

Aid agency chief: Taliban say guidelines on female NGO staff resuming work close to 16 media reports23 May 2023 (LINK)

UK rights group documents abuses since Taliban takeover of 34 reports18 May 2023 (LINK)

UN report: Female Afghan UN employees harassed, 8 media reports9 May 2023 (LINK)

Pakistan, Afghan Taliban agree to boost trade, lower 18 media reports8 May 2023 (LINK)

UNAMA: Corporal Punishment and the Death Penalty in Afghanistansource7 May 2023 (LINK)

Update: UN secretary general Antonio Guterres pens a meeting with country envoys in Qatar for 1 and 2 May after the UN threatened to leave if the Taliban continued to ban Afghan women from working for its agencies.genevasolutions1 May 2023 (LINK)

UN urges Afghanistan's Taliban to reverse bans on 92 reports27 April 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan has become a terrorism staging ground again, U.S. leak 11 reports23 April 2023 (LINK)

UN chief to convene meeting to work on way forward on Afghanistanreuters20 April 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan: UN predicts restrictions on women's rights will worsen economic 4 reports18 April 2023 (LINK)

Taliban close education centers in southern 17 reports17 April 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan: UN forced to make 'appalling choice' following ban on women nationalsnews.un.org11 April 2023 (LINK)

UN to review presence in Afghanistan following Taliban 49 reports11 April 2023 (LINK)

Afghan Women-Run Radio Resumes Broadcasts After reports7 April 2023 (LINK)

U.S. review of chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal blames Trumppbs6 April 2023 (LINK)

UN flags Taliban order to bar women workers countrywide, tells Afghan staff to stay 48 reports4 April 2023 (LINK)

Taliban close women-run Afghan station for playing music during 34 reports1 April 2023 (LINK)

U.N. says prominent Afghan girls' education advocate arrested in 9 reports28 March 2023 (LINK)

Suicide bomber kills 6 people near foreign ministry in 43 reports27 March 2023 (LINK)

Bomb kills 3, including Taliban-appointed provincial governor, in 47 reports9 March 2023 (LINK)

After the ban on women workers, what next for NGOs in Afghanistan?devex30 January 2023 (LINK)

Taliban tells universities to block women from taking entrance examsap / cbc.ca28 January 2023 (LINK)

Top UN woman urges Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st centuryAP26 January 2023 (LINK)

— Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, a former Nigerian Cabinet minister and a Muslim, said at a news conference that four Taliban ministers, including the foreign minister and a deputy prime minister, spoke "off one script" during meetings with her delegation last week.

She said the officials sought to stress things that they say they have done and not gotten recognition for — and what they called their effort to create an environment that protects women. "Their definition of protection would be, I would say, ours of oppression," Mohammed said.

Secret school in Kabul equips Afghan girls with psychological tools to cope with Talibancbc.ca25 January 2023 (LINK)

UN aid chief in Kabul seeking to reverse ban on Afghan women workersAP24 January 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan: Freezing weather kills at least 124 34 reports24 January 2023 (LINK)

Inside the UN's chaotic flight from Taliban takeoverdevex24 January 2023 (LINK)

— "The United Nations' security response to the Taliban's lightning 2021 overthrow of the United States-backed Afghan government was plagued by poor planning and a breakdown in communication, exposing a fundamental lack of staff trust in the organization's ability to protect them at a time of extreme crisis."

Afghanistan: Top UN female officials meet the Talibandw21 January 2023 (LINK)

'The Coldest In Recent Years': At Least 70 killed by Afghan Cold 36 reports19 January 2023 (LINK)

Taliban start buying blue ticks on TwitterBBC16 January 2023 (LINK)

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban 21 reports16 January 2023 (LINK)

Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Unveils First Self-Developed Supercarnews1815 January 2023 (LINK)

Dozens killed in terrorist bomb attack at Taliban's foreign ministry in city 86 reports12 January 2023 (LINK)

Afghanistan raids on Islamic State hideouts kill eight — Talibanreuters4 January 2023 (LINK)

Fewer than 15% of NGOs in Afghanistan still fully operational/genevasolutions3 January 2023 (LINK)

Bomb blast at Kabul checkpoint kills and wounds several, Taliban sayscbs1 January 2023 (LINK)

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