Haibatullah Akhundzada


Taliban hard-liners turning back the clock in Afghanistan

Photo: Education Ministry spokesman Mawlvi Aziz Ahmad Rayan speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan Taliban hard-liners are turning back the clock in Afghanistan with a flurry of repressive edicts over the past days that hark to their harsh rule from the late 1990s. Girls have been banned from going to school beyond the sixth


Opinion: Afghanistan Meets the New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

In the days since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration has reiterated that it will “judge the Taliban by its actions, not its words.” But the Taliban’s actions are already failing to live up to the group’s flowery promises of reform. On Saturday, it cracked down on protests in Kabul, assaulting women with