Tag: Taliban

‘Taliban hang dead body of a kidnapper in Afghan city’s main square’

The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban’s methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side[Read More…]

Taliban leader says its government will cut hands of criminals, execute them in accordance with Islamic laws 

One of the founding fathers of the Taliban, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, has revealed that its new government in Afghanistan will embrace harsh punishment like amputations and executions.   Turabi who will control prisons under the new government complained that other countries feel entitled to dictating how Taliban rules its people while[Read More…]

Afghanistan: Taliban locks out female workers, changes name of women ministry

Workers in the Afghanistan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. A sign for the building was covered by a replacement in a[Read More…]

Afghanistan: Taliban to allow women study in only gender-segregated universities

Afghan women will be allowed to attend university as long as they study separately from men, the Taliban’s new higher education minister said Sunday.  Women’s rights in Afghanistan were sharply curtailed under the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule, though since returning to power last month the hardline Islamists have claimed they will[Read More…]

Terrorist with $10m bounty on his head named interior minister in Taliban’s new govt

A wanted terrorist with a $10m US bounty on his head has been made Afghanistan’s interior minister as the Taliban announced a caretaker government packed with the movement’s old guard. Sirajuddin Haqqani, the movement’s deputy leader, is accused of overseeing some of the worst atrocities of the militants’ insurgent campaign,[Read More…]

Taliban celebrates victory as US completes evacuation of soldiers

Taliban fighters took control of Kabul airport on Tuesday,  following the withdrawal of the last  U.S. troops, marking the end of a 20-year war that left the Islamist militia stronger than it was in 2001. Celebratory gunfire resounded across Kabul,  as shaky video footage showed fighters entering the airport after[Read More…]

10 things to know about Afghanistan, Taliban

The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. The streets of Kabul were quiet on Monday, but there were scenes of chaos and panic at the international airport as hundreds of Afghans desperate to[Read More…]

Afghanistan President flees country as Taliban enter Kabul

Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan has reportedly fled the country as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul, meeting little resistance. The embattled president joined thousands of Afghans and foreigners to flee from the advancing Taliban. The BBC reports that Mr Ghani is bound for Tajikistan and his departure signals that the[Read More…]

Femi Fani-Kayode: An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari)

Mr. President, as one of your most loyal and faithful subjects who has nothing but the utmost respect for your person and your office I am constrained to write you this open letter. This is because there are a number of issues that I believe that it is important for[Read More…]

#BringBackOurGirls Movement Expresses Outrage Over The Murder Of 145 School Children In Pakistan

The #BringBackOurGirls Movement is shocked and outraged over the reports of the barbaric murder of 145 persons in Peshawar, Pakistan including 132 school children. As the Pakistan nation comes to grips with this brutal murder, we join the global community to strongly condemn the terrorist attack and condole with the[Read More…]