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  • Taliban Orders Female TV Presenters to Cover Their Face

    The Taliban have forced all female TV presenters in Afghanistan to cover their faces while on air, as part of their radical restrictions of female rights that have drawn criticism from the women and from human rights advocates.

  • Young Female Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

    International press freedom advocates urged Afghan authorities on Monday to thoroughly investigate the recent murder of a female journalist and TV anchor, who died with her mother and two more passengers when a car bomb planted under a van exploded last week.

  • Afghanistan’s Booming Poppy Harvest Feared to Boost Taliban Militancy

    Afghanistan, the world’s greatest producer of opium, is projected to reap an even greater harvest this year from areas where it was previously not grown, fueling concerns that increased profits from trafficking the crop will further empower the Taliban militancy, Voice of America reported Tuesday.

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