Analysts see Russia challenging the US in Afghanistan

KABUL (SW) – Russia is working actively to “normalize” the situation in Afghanistan, President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to neighboring Tajikistan, evoking Moscow’s responsibilities in the area.

Education minister banned from traveling

MONITORING (SW) – The United Nations on Monday banned two Taliban officials from traveling in response to the heavy restrictions the hard-liners have imposed on Afghan women, diplomats told AFP.