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Taliban says all Afghan girls will be back in school by March (Al Jazeera)

Girls’ schools across Afghanistan will hopefully reopen by late March, a senior Taliban leader has told the Associated Press, offering the first timeline for the resumption of high schools for girls since the group retook power in mid-August.

Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for Afghanistan’s government and deputy minister of culture and information, said the group’s education department would open classrooms for all girls and women in the Afghan New Year, which starts on March 21.

Taliban says all Afghan girls will be back in school by March | Women’s Rights News | Al Jazeera

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Cabinet papers chronicle start of Australia’s long Afghanistan war (Graeme Dobell, The Strategist)

Canberra’s annual unveiling of 20-year-old cabinet records is always proof of the Wedgwood truth—call it the Dame Veronica verity.

This year’s release by the National Archives of Australia of the 2001 decisions by John Howard’s government takes us back to the start of Australia’s longest war in Afghanistan.

Here is the Veronica verity at its sharpest. The cabinet papers are the Canberra launch point for a two-decade journey that reached its dark conclusion with the fall of Kabul in August 2021.

Cabinet papers chronicle start of Australia’s long Afghanistan war | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)

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A Look at Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis (Lindsay Maizland, Sabine Baumgartner, Council on Foreign Relations)

Millions of Afghans are struggling to survive after crucial foreign aid was halted due to the Taliban’s takeover. Images from Afghanistan show a catastrophe in a country already traumatized by decades of war.

A Look at Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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Afghanistan Central Asia

Taliban Threats To Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Underline Tension Between Militant Group And Central Asian Neighbors (Bruce Pannier, RFE RL)

The first two weeks of this year have brought a reminder that Central Asia’s relationship with the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan are far from smooth and could potentially turn bad very quickly.

Taliban Threats To Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Underline Tension Between Militant Group And Central Asian Neighbors (rferl.org)

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UN chief warns millions of Afghans are on ‘verge of death’ (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations chief has warned that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death”, urging the international community to fund the UN’s $5bn humanitarian appeal, release Afghanistan’s frozen assets and jump-start its banking system to avert economic and social collapse.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Thursday that “freezing temperatures and frozen assets are a lethal combination for the people of Afghanistan,” and “rules and conditions that prevent money from being used to save lives and the economy must be suspended in this emergency situation.”

UN chief warns millions of Afghans are on ‘verge of death’ | Humanitarian Crises News | Al Jazeera

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To help ensure food and economic security in Afghanistan, invest in the skills of young women and girls (Nangyalai Attal, Brookings)

With the prevailing food security crisis in Afghanistan, the international community must invest in the significant potential of Afghan girls to increase their participation in formal agriculture education and cultivate the growth and prosperity of Afghanistan. Currently, more than half of the Afghan population is confronted by acute hunger due to continuing conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic collapse, and a severe drought.

To help ensure food and economic security in Afghanistan, invest in the skills of young women and girls (brookings.edu)

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US to give additional $308m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

The United States will donate an extra $308m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the White House has announced, bringing the total of US aid for Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782m since October.

The aid will be channelled through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to humanitarian organisations providing shelter, healthcare, and emergency food aid, among other services, White House spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement on Tuesday.

US to give additional $308m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan | Humanitarian Crises News | Al Jazeera

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Taliban releases prominent Afghan professor from custody: Family (Al Jazeera)

The Taliban have released a prominent university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments who was arrested during the weekend, a family member said.

Hasina Jalal, Faizullah Jalal’s daughter, said on Tuesday that her father had been freed from Taliban custody. The group had accused him of making provocative remarks against the government.

Taliban releases prominent Afghan professor from custody: Family | Taliban News | Al Jazeera

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Senior Pakistani Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan: Official (Asad Hashim, Al Jazeera)

A senior leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistan Taliban or TTP) has been killed in eastern Afghanistan, Pakistani security officials say, as a peace talks process between the armed group and the government remain stalled.

Khalid Balti, also known by the nom de guerre Muhammad Khorasani when he served as the spokesperson of the group, was killed in Nangarhar province, a security source told Al Jazeera on Tuesday.

Senior Pakistani Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan: Official | Pakistan Taliban News | Al Jazeera

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