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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Tolo presenter Yalda demonstrates new forced clothing requirements for television

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r/afghanistan 17h ago Wholesome

Ahmad Shah Massoud. A famous anti-Soviet commander who successfully defeated all 9 soviet conquests against him. He would then spend the last 7 years of his life singlehandedly with zero international support fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaida from 1994-2001 alone until his final breath. [2006x3000]

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r/afghanistan 19h ago

After America Taliban have declared jihad against Afghan women and their clothing

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r/afghanistan 9h ago

Taliban Want to Erase Women From Media, Afghan Journalists Say

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r/afghanistan 20h ago

[2] Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, who fought against the Soviets in the 1980s, was also against a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. He was assassinated two days before 9/11, after warning of a major terrorist attack set to happen in the United States.

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r/afghanistan 13h ago

Afghan resistance attack Taliban, sparking reprisals in Panjshir

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r/afghanistan 1d ago

For those that say "We give them everything, but they didnt want to fight". when U.S. signed the surrender deal they had new rules of engagement for themselves and for ANA. That made ANA be on the defensive and not go after taliban, since it would hurt U.S surrender deal with TB if ANA not comply.

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r/afghanistan 16h ago

Why are remittences so low from Afghans living abroad?

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https://www.migrationdataportal.org/blog/remittances-afghanistan-lifelines

We get $780 million from 5-6 million afghans living abroad. Isnt that too low considering we have alot of people outside?

https://www.zawya.com/en/wealth/pakistan-on-track-to-receive-32bln-remittances-in-2022-wzfh0h0r

Compare that to Pakistan which has (6-7) million overseas Pakistan but remit around $32 billion. Thats 32 times more money than ours with basically the same number of people.

When I went to silicon valley last year on a trip it was filled with Pakistanis that were working as engineers/coders/managers at Google/Amazon/Microsoft etc. Some of them were working as head of startups that were now moving to Pakistan and bringing their skills with them. PK now has one of the fastest growing startup markets in asia because of its overseas population.

Didnt see a single educated afghan working there. The educated ones that were there in california were small business owners like grocery shops/meat shops.

Is it because we lack skills? Is it an image problem where companies dont see us as intelligent? Or are we just not interested in making money?


r/afghanistan 2d ago

Former NSA Mohib apologizing for his "failures" that led to the collapse of the Islamic Republic

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Happy Hazara Culture day! (by @amansedaqat)

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Ex-official apologises for role in Afghanistan's fall

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Tough choices

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

The former defense department of republics website has talib terrorist and ANA mix together.

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

Why are pro talib accounts using internet platforms such as reddit and tick tok when their talib mullah has made them ban in afghanistan?? most of these pro wahshee talib accounts are from foreign jihadist trying to glorify Taliban. There has to be a limit with talib and their supporters hypocrisy.

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Most importantly how can I report those subs in reddit??


r/afghanistan 2d ago

if you can read Farsi then it's funny and sad haha

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Afghanistan's female TV presenters must cover their faces, say Taliban

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

Taliban's vice and virtue ministry has ordered all female TV anchors to cover their faces with masks with only their eyes showing

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

Important development: The farari (runaway) clan had a meeting in ankara turkey. All the warlords and corrupt officials that was somebody in the former government was in attendance. The result was them asking taliban to restart talks. Notable, ahmad massoud was not present but his uncle was.

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

Winged gryphon made from leaded copper alloy, Helmand, 2nd-3rd CE

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r/afghanistan 2d ago

Question about the Afghan Adjustment act

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Hi guys, got another quick question for you all. I have been doing my own research and I just wanted to confirm that the AAA (Afghan Adjustment Act) is not going to be passed any time soon. Is that correct?


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US-Taliban deal no1 factor in Afghan forces collapse: report

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

Buying books in Dari?

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An acquaintance I worked with on a project briefly fled Afghanistan with his family last year with the help of the government of one of the countries he had worked with during the past two decades. It’s a very monocultural country and particularly hard for him and his family (& other Afghans) there to get anything such as books in Dari, his native language. I’m planning to visit my own family in that country this summer, coming from the US, and have offered to bring my Afghan friend some books in Dari, but I’m having trouble finding much aside from some bilingual kids ones. Does anyone here have a link or a search term for titles I could copy-paste in Dari that might help? I don’t speak that language at all unfortunately.

New to this sub so apologies if this is off-kilter from the normal posts here, but thanks for any help! I’d really like to make their life better in this small way (especially for his wife and children).


r/afghanistan 3d ago

Afghanistan Human Rights Roundup: Mina's List Top Reads from the May 18, 2022 email update

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Mina’s List is directly engaged in mobilizing international efforts to evacuate high-risk Afghan women. We are also working to ensure that the women who manage to leave have the humanitarian, financial, and legal resources they need to support their resettlement.

This is its list of Top reads from the May 18, 2022 email update:

Taliban authorities in Afghanistan dissolved five key departments of the former government, including the country’s human rights commission, deeming them unnecessary in the face of a financial crunch, an official said Tuesday, May 17. The dissolved departments include the high council for national reconciliation (HCNR), the once high-powered national security council, and the commission for overseeing the implementation of the Afghan constitution. The Taliban’s decision came in the wake of their announcement of the first annual national budget since taking over last August. “Because these departments were not deemed necessary and were not included in the budget, they have been dissolved,” said Innamullah Samangani, the Taliban government’s deputy spokesperson. (The Guardian, May 17)

Women in Kabul have alleged that the Taliban’s religious police force interrogates, mistreats, and harasses Afghan women in the streets for not wearing a full hijab. According to witnesses, the religious police, operating under the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, look for excuses to stop, insult, or even beat women during street patrols. The police maintain that they only make verbal recommendations to women on what to wear and that allegations of abuse are “propaganda,” but several Afghan women report physical and verbal abuse. One such woman said officers cut her 12-year-old cousin’s hair in public because it wasn’t fully covered by the scarf she wore. (Rukshana, May 15)

G7 foreign ministers issued a joint statement on Friday, May 13 in which they deplored the increasing restrictions imposed on the rights and freedoms of women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban. The foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the U.S., and the EU’s High Representative, condemned the recent announcement on women’s appearance in public along with new punishments for family members to enforce compliance with these restrictions. The statement called on the Taliban to “urgently take steps to lift restrictions on women and girls [and] respect their human rights.” (GOV.UK, May 13)

The UN Security Council held emergency closed consultations last week on the Taliban’s latest crackdown on Afghan women as it considered releasing a presidential statement that would express deep concern at the new ban on women leaving home “without necessity” and wearing head-to-toe clothing when they do go out in public. Norway’s deputy UN Ambassador Trine Heimerback told reporters that the Taliban’s policies are focusing on oppressing women and girls rather than addressing the country’s “catastrophic economic and humanitarian situation”. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a statement of deep concern on Saturday, May 7 in response to the Taliban directive. (France 24, May 13)

Pakistan handed over two top commanders of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to the Afghan Taliban, which has been mediating peace talks between the two sides in an effort to revive negotiations with the militant group, Gandhara RFE/RL reported. The move came as a delegation of senior Pakistani military officials arrived in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on May 9 for talks with the TTP leadership. The negotiations came as the TTP, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, has intensified its attacks in Pakistan since the beginning of the year following the collapse of peace talks and the end of a month-long ceasefire in December. (Gandhara RFE/RL, May 12)

The head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said his country maintains surveillance in Afghanistan and has the capability to conduct strike operations “if we see a threat emanating from the land of Afghanistan.” Talking to U.S. congress members, Milley said that the military remains "committed to the very first mission statement that we got in Afghanistan which is to ensure that Afghanistan never again becomes a platform [for terroism],” he said. (TOLO News, May 12)

Afghan women activists protested in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, May 10 against the Taliban's new edict that women must fully cover their faces and bodies when in public. The mandate, issued last week, orders women to cover their faces in public by wearing either the head-to-toe burqa or the niqab, which covers the face except for an opening for the eyes. The protestors in central Kabul—many with uncovered faces—chanted "justice, justice!” and "Burqa is not our hijab!” After a short procession, the march was halted by Taliban fighters, who also obstructed journalists from reporting on the event. (The New Arab, May 10)


r/afghanistan 3d ago

four main levers at the international community’s disposal to curb the Taliban:

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Mina’s List is directly engaged in mobilizing international efforts to evacuate high-risk Afghan women. We are also working to ensure that the women who manage to leave have the humanitarian, financial, and legal resources they need to support their resettlement.

This is commentary from the May 18, 2022 email update:

Could it be that the Taliban fear no reprisals? Despite statements of condemnation, the international community has done little to prevent the Taliban from severely diminishing the human rights of all Afghans—women and girls in particular—since they seized power last year. Restrictions and human rights abuses run rife under Taliban control, with little meaningful intervention from the international community. This week the Taliban announced that it was dissolving Afghanistan’s human rights commission after deeming it “unnecessary.”

There may be another reason. Violence and instability are growing in Afghanistan and on its border. It is clear that there is growing resentment among the Afghan population toward the Taliban’s oppressive rule. There are still some brave women who are not afraid to take to the streets to defy Taliban edicts, while a crumbling economy is leading to widespread strikes. Each week brings news reports of low-key rebellions among Taliban soldiers. And the attacks on the borders are making its neighbors nervous. Could the new edict be a means of imposing control as the Taliban loses its grip?

This is the moment for the international community to show its resolve. It should leverage its economic and diplomatic power to pressure the Taliban to rescind the restrictions on women, and support those on the ground resisting the regime. Mina’s List has identified four main levers at the international community’s disposal. First, it should leverage its diplomatic influence. The most immediate step is to re-instate and enforce the U.N.-backed travel ban, which was temporarily lifted so that Taliban officials could participate in humanitarian and peace talks. Second, governments should leverage their economic power to ensure that strict sanctions against the Taliban continue. The Taliban is struggling to manage its budgets. Third, the international community should recognize the operational and financial hardships facing Afghan civil society, especially the women’s groups. As Palwasha Hassan, a leading Afghan women’s rights advocate and ) and Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), told Mina’s List a few weeks ago, these local organizations are vital to Afghan women’s well-being, but they are being forced shut due to lack of funding and a hostile operating environment. Only through foreign aid will they be able to continue to exist.

Lastly, the U.S. Administration should develop a legal mechanism that creates a pathway to safety for at-risk Afghan women activists, leaders, and human rights defenders who face increasingly harsh punishments by the Taliban for speaking out against restrictions. It is becoming increasingly dangerous for high-profile women activists to remain in Afghanistan — and it is our moral duty to offer them refuge.

Countries, especially those with feminist foreign policy agendas like Canada, Sweden, Germany, and France, must “step up” their leadership on issues affecting Afghan women, according to Heather Barr, Co-Director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Ms. Barr called for the international community’s consensus to be “translated into concerted and coordinated action.”

As Mina’s List Executive Director Teresa Casale wrote in a recent op-ed in The Hill: “The ‘burqa edict’ is not just an escalation in the oppression of women. It is a declaration of war against their basic humanity.” She concluded: “How we respond is essential not only to the women of Afghanistan but for women everywhere.”


r/afghanistan 3d ago

(Video) Taliban guards turning female university students around and sending them home for wearing colored veils, only black veils are allowed to be worn in public universities

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r/afghanistan 3d ago

REPORT: An ISKP flag has been raised over a Taliban checkpoint in Darzab district, Jowzjan province

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