Also by Mansoor Khosrow
July 17, 2023
Afghanistan's Shi'ite Minority Suffers 'Systematic Discrimination' Under Taliban Rule
Afghanistan's minority Shi'a are increasingly marginalized under the hard-line rule of the Taliban, a Sunni militant group. The Taliban last week prevented members of the Shi'ite community, which makes up around 15 percent of the population, from marking an important religious festival.
June 08, 2023
'In Dire Straits': Taliban's Alleged Interference In Foreign Aid Deprives Afghans Of Lifesaving Help
International donors and aid agencies have suspended operations in three provinces in Afghanistan after accusing the Taliban of attempting to divert or manipulate aid distribution. The move has deprived tens of thousands of people of crucial assistance as the country grapples with the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
May 17, 2023
'Life Of Toil': Growing Number Of Starving Afghan Families Send Children To Work
A growing number of Afghan families have been forced to send their children to work amid a devastating economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, where hunger is widespread. An estimated 1 million children are now engaged in child labor.
April 26, 2023
Banned From School, Teenage Afghan Girls Turn To Taliban-Run Madrasahs
A growing number of teenage Afghan girls, who are banned from attending school, are turning to Taliban-run madrasahs to get an education. The Taliban has allowed girls of all ages to attend Islamic seminaries, which have surged in number since the hard-line Islamist group seized power in 2021.
March 01, 2023
Women's Sports Going Downhill In Afghanistan As Taliban Denies The Right To Ski
The snowy slopes of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan had become a high-altitude safe space for amateur women skiers over the past two decades. But everything has gone downhill since the return of Taliban rule and the hard-line Islamist group's ban on women participating in sports.
December 14, 2020
Taliban Courts Seek To Undermine Afghan Judiciary
The Afghan government has failed to set up a functioning judiciary across the country's many districts, and the Taliban has stepped in by establishing shadow courts that provide locals their only means of settling disputes or seeking justice.