The Taliban, who returned to power six months ago, insist they will allow girls and women to be educated this time around – but only in segregated classes and according to an Islamic curriculum.
At least 19 people have been killed in Afghanistan's capital in a gun battle that erupted around the time government officials were expected to arrive for the opening of an Iranian book fair event.
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
With extremism creeping into the educational institutions of Afghanistan, some women are being targeted for wearing ‘provocative’ clothes.
The explosion took place as a number of students were waiting near the campus gate to attend an exam, a witness said.
A suicide attacker on foot detonated himself in front of Kabul University as Afghans celebrated Nowruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. At least 65 people were wounded in the attack.
A playwright leaves the country after facing death threats from the Taliban and finds refuge in Malaysia, where he teaches the Theatre of the Oppressed to his fellow refugees, to help give them a voice.
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