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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2022
U.N. sheds light on human rights abuses in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover
“Our monitoring reveals that u2026 the people of Afghanistan, in particular women and girls, are deprived of the full enjoyment of their human rights,' the report said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2022
Isolating the Taliban: How young landmine victims may be collateral damage
Losing its funding, the agency that oversees mine clearance in Afghanistan laid off most of its staff because it couldn't pay salaries.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 15, 2022
Taliban's first annual Afghan budget foresees $501 million deficit
The country is dealing with rising security issues and an economic meltdown, while aid agencies figure out how to help 50 million Afghans without giving the Taliban direct access to funds.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 10, 2022
U.S. to increase pressure on Taliban if it keeps stance on women and girls
The Taliban on Saturday ordered women to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hard-line rule.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 21, 2022
They fled Afghanistan for America. Now they feed the newest arrivals.
Afghan restaurants represent generations fleeing war, and a cuisine interconnected to the world for centuries by the Silk Road.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 2, 2022
Afghans face starvation as economic crisis worsens and Taliban struggles
Millions are jobless and facing starvation, a problem compounded by the difficulty of supplying humanitarian aid due to sanctions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 27, 2022
College dreams dashed as young Afghan women fight to keep poverty at bay
The return of the Taliban and the economic collapse that followed has hit woman the hardest — without jobs and income, many cannot afford to go back to school.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 2, 2022
Female students join male peers as Afghan universities reopen
The Taliban administration has not officially announced its plan for female university students, but education officials said women were permitted to attend classes — away from male student.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2022
How to prevent famine in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has faded from global view. And now almost 9 million Afghans are at risk of famine, and a further 14 million are facing acute hunger.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 19, 2022
The world needs to step up and save Afghanistan
At a time when the Afghan people need more international aid, they are being denied even the basics due to measures targeting the Taliban.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 11, 2022
As famine stalks Afghanistan, West urged to rescue stricken economy
Finding a way to avert catastrophe is complicated by a slew of sanctions on the Taliban, but some say such restrictions are 'self-defeating' as it increases the need for aid by the day.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 9, 2022
Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found and returned to family after long ordeal
Sohail Ahmadi was just just 2 months old when he went missing as thousands of people rushed the Kabul airport as the country fell to the Taliban.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 22, 2021
Afghanistan's young Taliban fighters face the challenge of peace
Most Taliban members have known only fighting and while their battlefield memories may be a source of pride, they must now adjust to a world that wants to forget about war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 19, 2021
Hidden Pentagon records reveal patterns of failure in deadly U.S. airstrikes
A trove of documents lays bare how the U.S. air war has been marked by deeply flawed intelligence, rushed and often imprecise targeting and the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 2, 2021
Out of Texas, a cowboy solution to an Afghan crisis
The informal currency swap will prop up a small part of the Afghan economy but certainly won't be enough to prevent the country from slipping into full-blown famine this winter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2021
Taliban ask Japan envoy to reopen embassy in Afghanistan
It was the first time such high-level talks between Japan and the Taliban in Kabul have come to light since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2021
Taliban turning Afghanistan into narco-terrorist state
Afghanistan accounts for 85% of the global acreage under opium cultivation, making the Taliban the world's largest drug cartel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 11, 2021
Diplomats dither while millions of people starve
Afghans are trapped between a radical Islamist group and a global community apparently content to sit back and let their aid-dependent country plunge into crisis.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 6, 2021
Baby handed to U.S. soldiers in chaos of Afghanistan airlift still missing
A U.S. government official familiar with the situation said the case had been flagged for all the agencies involved, including the U.S. bases and overseas locations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 28, 2021
Taliban allow girls to return to some high schools, but with big caveats
Officials insist that things will be different for girls and women from the last time the militants were in power.

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