Pakistan: ‘Large Group of Terrorists’ Storm Border from Afghanistan, 16 Killed

The Pakistani military said on Wednesday that its border forces repelled an attack from a “large group of terrorists” from Afghanistan. The invaders attacked two Pakistani outposts in the Kalash valley using the “latest weapons,” which is how Pakistani officials often refer to the American equipment abandoned in Afghanistan during President Joe Biden’s disastrous 2021 withdrawal.

A humvee (HMMWV) vehicle is seen near the closed gates of Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on September 6, 2023. A gun battle erupted on September 6, between Pakistan and Afghan border forces, officials said, with each side blaming the other for starting …

Afghan Girls Defy Taliban Ban on Education with Secret Schools

Girls in Afghanistan are bypassing the fanatical Taliban’s cruel ban on education for young women by attending secret schools, some of them run by female teachers — an occupation the Taliban also banned after President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal two years ago.

Afghan school girls attend their classroom on the first day of the new school year, in Kabul, Saturday, March 25, 2023. The new Afghan educational year started in Afghanistan, while high school remained closed for girls for the second year after Taliban returned to power in 2021. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Taliban Bans Beauty Salons in Afghanistan

The Taliban regime on Monday ordered hundreds of beauty salons across the country to close by the end of July, marking the Islamist regime’s latest offense against the rights and dignity of women in Afghanistan.

A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul on August 18, 2021. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)