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Afghan women demonstrate against Taliban rule

Afghan women demonstrate against Taliban rule

It’s an unusual sight taking place on the streets of the city of Herat: a group of women demonstrating for their right to work and against the lack of women in the country’s new government, AFP reports.

“Education, work and security is our right,” the women chanted, and “we are not afraid, we are united,” according to an AFP correspondent.

– We want the Taliban to consult us. Baseera Taheri, one of the organizers of the demonstration, says we don’t see any women in their gatherings and meetings.

Taliban expected soon Introducing the new government to the country. Ahmadullah Muttaki, one of the movement’s leaders, said in the early hours of Thursday morning that a ceremony was being prepared at the presidential palace in Kabul. But its spokeswoman, Zabihullah Mujahid, does not want to set a date, but says it is “a few days before” the government is formed. The Taliban’s supreme leader, Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzadeh, is believed to have the most power in a governing body, Reuters news agency reported.

Kabul airport may also reopen soon. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Qatar was cooperating with the Taliban to reopen Hamid Karzai Airport “as soon as possible.”

– We hope to have good news in the coming days, he says.

According to the island will come Domestic flights from Kabul will resume early tomorrow. However, international flights are expected to be delayed, the media company said.

There are also hints from the British side that cooperation with the Taliban may become necessary. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who met during the day with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during a visit to Doha, indicated that Britain had no “immediate” plans to officially recognize the Taliban regime.

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At the same time, it is said that the country’s economy is on the verge of complete collapse. The Taliban have ordered banks to reopen, but due to strict weekly limits on withdrawals, queues at automated teller machines are long and the crisis is spreading.

– Everything is so expensive now. Prices are rising every day, Kabulbon Zilgai told Reuters.

Another kabulpo says To AFP, the Taliban’s takeover of power admittedly meant security in the capital – but that business operations almost stopped.

Human rights organizations have warned of an impending humanitarian catastrophe with thousands of people fleeing their homes.

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