U. S sets up massive vaccination site for Afghans arriving in the country

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a COVID-19 vaccination site near Dulles International Airport in Virginia, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday, according to The Associated Press. The federal government also reportedly has opened a mobile vaccination unit at Dulles to administer shots to American citizens and green card holders arriving from … Continue reading U. S sets up massive vaccination site for Afghans arriving in the country

Taliban to ban music in public, says it’s forbidden in Islam.

The Taliban will ban music in public their spokesman has said, because the movement considers it un-Islamic.Afghanistan's new rulers said they hoped to persuade people to abide by the new rule, rather than force them. The stricture would be a return to one of the strict rules of the Taliban's 1990s emirate, when most forms … Continue reading Taliban to ban music in public, says it’s forbidden in Islam.

Airbnb opens up housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees globally for free.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Tuesday that the rental logistics company would offer free housing for up to 20,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan in host locations around the world. “The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a responsibility to … Continue reading Airbnb opens up housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees globally for free.

Taliban tells Afghan women to stay home, says soldiers are not trained to respect them.

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said at a news conference on Tuesday that women should not go to work for their own safety, undermining the group's efforts to convince international observers that the group would be more tolerant towards women than when they were last in power.The instruction came the same day that the World Bank … Continue reading Taliban tells Afghan women to stay home, says soldiers are not trained to respect them.

Afghan women report some harassment, Taliban promises security.

Female schoolteachers and other employed women in two provinces of Afghanistan are reporting harassment by Taliban fighters even as a Taliban spokesman Tuesday promised that the group is forming a policy to keep women secure. Women in Takhar province, in the country's northeast, and Kabul province tell VOA that there are new restrictions concerning how … Continue reading Afghan women report some harassment, Taliban promises security.