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Afghanistan: Taliban ban barbers from shaving or trimming beards

The Taliban have banned hairstylists¬†in Afghanistan’s Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards, saying it breaches their version of the Islamic law. The Taliban also warned of punishment if anyone breached the rule. Some barbers in capital Kabul have also received similar orders. The instructions suggest a return to the strict rulings of the group’s […]

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Afghanistan fights back major Taliban offence as foreign troops withdraw

Afghan government forces fought back a Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed United States’ deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with […]