Taliban

Islamist organization in Afghanistan (founded 1994)

The Taliban, which also refers to itself by its state name, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamic fundamentalist and Pashtun nationalist militant political movement in Afghanistan. It ruled approximately three-quarters of the country from 1996 to 2001, before being overthrown following the United States invasion. It recaptured Kabul on 15 August 2021 after nearly 20 years of insurgency, and currently controls all of the country, although its government has not yet been recognized by any country. The Taliban government has been criticized for restricting human rights in Afghanistan, including the right of women and girls to work and to have an education.

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Three British men are being held in Taliban custody in Afghanistan - including so-called "danger tourist"ย Miles Routledge who returned to the country after..
4 hours ago • Sky News

Afghan refugees who were housed in hotels after fleeing the Taliban takeover of Kabul will be given at least three months' notice to leave their accommodation..
Credit: Sky News - Published 4 days ago

The United Nations has called on the Taliban to explain why an Afghan girls' education activist was reportedly arrested in Kabul.
5 days ago • Sky News

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