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Taliban bans poppy cultivation

Taliban supreme leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada has outlawed the cultivation of poppy, the source of sap that is refined into morphine and heroin, in a decree issued on Sunday, fulfilling its promise to ban the narcotic, made after seizing power last year. Afghanistan is estimated to have accounted for 90% …

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Biden makes demand to Taliban

The US government has said there is no chance of Washington recognizing the Taliban as the legitimate Afghan government until US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs is released, two years after he went missing in Kabul. Washington believes that Frerichs – who was working as a civil engineer in the Afghan …

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Taliban weed about to attract millions in foreign investment

CPharm International (ECI), a German research and development firm, has said it is planning a multi-million-dollar investment in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, with the aim of producing weed for medical purposes. Following an unfortunate case of mistaken identity in late 2021, Vice media agency tracked down a German company, CPharm International (ECI), …

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Taliban reportedly orders beheading of shop mannequins

The Taliban has ordered clothes shops in Afghanistan’s Herat province to behead all mannequins because they are “idols,” according to media reports. According to The Times newspaper, the ruling was issued last week by the local office of the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, …

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How Taliban rule has affected Afghan women’s lives

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Taliban bans playing music in cars

Afghan drivers were given written recommendations not to play music in their cars and only take women as passengers if they’re wearing a hijab. The Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which is in charge of implementing Islamic law in the country, confirmed the …

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Man who invited Taliban into Kabul speaks out

The move was the only way “to protect the population so that the country, the city doesn’t fall into chaos and the unwanted elements who would probably loot the country, loot shops,” Karzai insisted in an interview with AP on Wednesday. The 63-year-old, who used to be Afghan president between …

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Taliban going back on its word, US & allies say

The short communiqué warns those now in power in Afghanistan that, if confirmed, the killings would “constitute serious human rights abuses and contradict the Taliban’s announced amnesty.” Washington has called on the de facto Afghan government to “effectively enforce the amnesty for former members of the Afghan security forces and …

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Taliban’s ‘war on drugs’ put into action

Millions of Afghans are addicted to drugs. Up to 10% of the nation’s population – roughly 3.5 million people, including 800,000 women and children – take drugs, according to Ahmed Zahir Sultani, the head of a Kabul hospital responsible for the rehabilitation of drug addicts. Massive drug addiction came as …

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