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Afghanistan's female TV presenters must cover their faces, say Talibanbbc19 May 2022 (LINK)

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapseapnews18 May 2022 (LINK)

Taliban dissolve Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission, other key bodiesreuters16 May 2022 (LINK)

Afghanistan in free fallground.news15 May 2022 (LINK)

Taliban Order Afghan Women To Cover Fully In Publicafp / barrons7 May 2022 (LINK)

Second bombing in two days in Kabul on eve of Eid al-Fitr holidayreuters30 April 2022 (LINK)

Afghanistan death toll in 'Pakistan strikes' rises to at least 47: officialsground.news17 April 2022 (LINK)

Five Afghan children die in Pakistan rocket attacks: Officialsground.news15 April 2022 (LINK)

Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvestap / abcnews3 April 2022 (LINK)

Afghanistan: World Bank freezes projects over girls' school banbbc29 March 2022 (LINK)

Taliban denies Afghan women solo air travel, segregates parks by sex and sends home men with short beardsreuters29 March 2022 (LINK)

Britain to co-host Afghanistan aid summit on 31 March 2022, hoping to raise $4.4 billionreuters28 March 2022 (LINK)

UN Security Council asks Taliban to allow Afghan girls to attend schoolground.news28 March 2022 (LINK)

Afghan girls stage protest, demand Taliban reopen schoolsaljazeera26 March 2022 (LINK)

Taliban backtrack on reopening high schools for girlsbbc23 March 2022 (LINK)

Afghanistan's Last Finance Minister Now an Uber Driverbarrons18 March 2022 (LINK)

World Must Not Forget Afghanistan Because Of Ukraine War: UN Refugee chiefbarrons15 March 2022 (LINK)

Afghans turn to cryptocurrencies amid US sanctionsbbc15 March 2022 (LINK)

Taliban ban Afghans from evacuating amid massive security sweepground.news28 February 2022 (LINK)

Desperate Afghans resort to selling their kidneys to feed familiesafp / ground.news28 February 2022 (LINK)

Eight polio vaccinators killed in series of Afghan attacks: UNafp / wionews24 February 2022 (LINK)

Taliban says women workers must cover upground.news22 February 2022 (LINK)

Biden rejects critical findings of Army report on Afghanistanground.news11 February 2022 (LINK)

The US is still keeping nearly $10 billion of Afghan assets frozen from the Taliban, but says banks are allowed to send humanitarian aidbusinessinsider3 February 2022 (LINK)

US-Europe Joint Statement on Afghanistanreliefweb26 January 2022 (LINK)

UN provides USD 32 million cash aid to Afghanistananinews22 January 2022 (LINK)

The Taliban are wiping out women from the public sphere, UN experts warngenevasolutions17 January 2022 (LINK)

UN agency official warns Afghanistan is facing "tsunami of hunger"axios13 January 2022 (LINK)

Baby given to US soldier during Afghan withdrawal is reunited with relativestheguardian10 January 2022 (LINK)

Taliban bans women from travelling longer distances unless with male relativefrance2426 December 2021 (LINK)

Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic cover evacuated to Italythehill25 November 2021 (LINK)

Afghan banking system on brink of collapse, UN warnsdw22 November 2021 (LINK)

UN envoy: Afghanistan on brink of `humanitarian catastrophe'apnews18 November 2021 (LINK)

Taliban bans foreign currencies in Afghanistanbbc3 November 2021 (LINK)

Watchdog: State Dept. and Pentagon withholding critical information about Afghanistan over 20 yearsaxios30 October 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan's economy is imploding, with all but three per cent of households expected to fall below the poverty line in coming months, the UN said. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced the launch of a "people's economy" fund, to provide desperately needed access to cashun21 October 2021 (LINK)

The fund will tap into donations frozen since the Taliban takeover in August. Germany has already pledged $58 million of the more than $660 million required over the next 12 months, UNDP chief, Achim Steiner, told journalists in Geneva. Cash in local currency will be provided directly to community groups and to Afghan workers in public works programmes, such as drought and flood control. Grants will also be given to micro-enterprises and a temporary basic income would be paid to the vulnerable elderly and disabled.

U.S. offers condolence payments to families of civilians killed in Kabul air strikeaxios16 October 2021 (LINK)

Afghanistan: Suicide attack hits Kandahar mosque during prayersbbc15 October 2021 (LINK)

EU announces €1 billion in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan euronews12 October 2021 (LINK)

The new package builds upon €300 million which had been already agreed to support the country's civilian population, protect human rights and advance the coronavirus vaccination campaign. The European Commission will now add an extra €250 million for similar purposes. These €550 million in aid will be channelled through international organisations working inside Afghanistan. The remaining €450 million has not yet been earmarked for concrete objectives.

UN rights body establishes investigator for Afghanistanreuters7 October 2021 (LINK)

Cash airlifts planned to bypass Taliban and help Afghansreuters7 October 2021 (LINK)

September 2021 Afghan postings

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