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Taliban · Kabul

Blasts in Kabul mosque, north Afghanistan, kill at least 14

40% Right coverage: 40 sources
The Kabul Emergency Hospital said it received 22 victims of the mosque bombing. There were no further details on the blast that struck the Hazrat Zakaria Mosque. The minivans were targeted in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif after explosive devices were placed inside the vehicles.See the Story
Europe · Kabul

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

68% Center coverage: 53 sources
U.N. and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover. But they are struggling to keep pace with relentlessly worsening conditions. Poverty is spiraling and making more Afghans in need of aid. As a result, the vulnerable are falling victim, including children and mothers.See the Story
UN Security Council · New York

UN calls for reversal of Taliban policies on women

41% Center coverage: 29 sources
The members of the Security Council called on the Taliban to swiftly reverse the policies and practices which are currently restricting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Afghan women and girls. They also reiterated their call on theTaliban to adhere to their commitments to reopen schools for all female students without further delay. The Security Council further expressed deep concern regarding the volatile situation in Afghanistan.See the Story
Middle East · Kabul

Taliban to sign pact with UAE on running Afghan airports

47% Right coverage: 17 sources
Taliban government signs deal to run ground-handling operations at three airports in Afghanistan. Under 18-month contract, control and management of airports in Kandahar and Herat will also be handed over to the UAE company. GAAC was handling ground operations in Kabul until August 15, 2021, when the Taliban insurgency seized power.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

U.N. rights envoy says Taliban must reverse restrictions on Afghan women

Coverage: 13 sources
U.N. rights envoy in Afghanistan says country faces "severe" human rights challenges. Richard Bennett called on Taliban authorities to reverse growing restrictions on women. He also called for investigation of attacks against religious minorities. Taliban spokesman denied human rights concerns, saying authorities were working on the issue.See the Story
UN Security Council · Kabul

Taliban dismiss UN concerns on women’s rights in Afghanistan

Coverage: 5 sources
Afghan Taliban reject U.N. calls to reverse restrictions on the human rights of women. Group says restrictions are in line with local religious and cultural values. Taliban seized power from the Western-backed former government in August. International community has not recognized the Taliban as the legitimate rulers of Afghanistan.See the Story
UN Security Council · Kabul

UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

50% Center coverage: 10 sources
The U.N. Security Council held emergency closed consultations Thursday on the Taliban's latest crackdown on Afghan women. The council considered a presidential statement that would express deep concern at its new ban. The Norwegian-drafted statement would also call for a reversal of policies that restrict the rights of women and girls.See the Story
Europe · London

Migrant crossings: Afghans are largest national group fleeing to UK

Coverage: 5 sources
Afghans made up one in four people making the risky journey. Almost as many Afghans crossed the Channel in the first three months of 2022 as in the whole of 2021 (1,323) Iranians and Iraqis were the next most common nationalities on Channel crossings. In nine out of ten cases over the last year, people fleeing Afghanistan were granted refugee status.See the Story
Taliban · Kabul

Afghan male journalists wear masks on-air in solidarity with female colleagues

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Male news presenters wear masks to show solidarity with women. The development came after Afghanistan's Taliban rulers directed the female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while appearing on-screen. The order from the Taliban Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue came into effect from May 21.See the Story

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