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Afghanistan: Taliban Ban Helmand Barbers from Trimming Beards

The Taliban have banned hairdressers in Afghanistan’s Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards, saying it breaches their interpretation of Islamic law. Anyone violating the rule will be punished, Taliban religious police say. Some barbers in the capital Kabul have said they also received similar orders. The instructions suggest a return to the strict rulings of the group’s past tenure ...

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Afghanistan: Taliban use Whips of Protesting Women

Taliban fighters used whips and sticks against a group of women protesting in Kabul on Wednesday following the announcement of a hardline, male-only interim government, in the group’s latest crackdown on dissent in Afghanistan. Videos and images received by CNN show the women chanting, “Long live the women of Afghanistan.” Some held placards declaring “No government can deny the presence of ...

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