Pakistani Taliban announces end of ceasefire in the country

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen addressing supporters during a protest against the deteriorating security situation in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, in Tank district, Pakistan, 27 November 2022. EPA-EFE/FILE/SAOOD REHMAN

Islamabad, Nov 28 (EFE).- The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday announced a resumption of attacks in the country, thus putting an end to the ceasefire reached with the government earlier this year. The announcement is also an indication of a failure in the negotiations between the Taliban and the government. “The Ministry of Defense … Read more

UN calls on Taliban to end violence against women

Female television presenters appeared with their faces covered at a television set

Khatira Ahmadi (L) and Tehmina (R), Afghan presenters at Tolo TV read news at the studio in Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 May 2022. EPA-EFE: FILE/STRINGER

Kabul, Nov 25 (EFE).- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday called on the Taliban government to immediately end violence against women and the general deterioration of women’s rights, which have been especially diminished since the fundamentalists took power last year. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, … Read more