Taliban rule in Afghanistan

At Dubai's Expo, the world's problematic politics loom

Welcome to Dubai’s Expo 2020, the first world’s fair in the Middle East that boasts over 190 participating countries — except Afghanistan, whose new Taliban rulers are a no-show.

published on : 4th October 2021

Afghan women's rights in firing line as Taliban return to power

In the weeks leading up to their return to power, the Taliban's leadership have strived to portray a softer image than when they last ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001. 

published on : 16th August 2021

'Talibanned': From kite-running to breakdancing, Afghan pastimes again under threat

The insurgents have made enormous military and territorial gains since US troops began their final withdrawal in May, and their leaders say they want Afghanistan to return to being an Islamic emirate.

published on : 5th July 2021