The move was criticized by journalists and characterized by some as an effort by the Afghan authorities to placate the Taliban amid reported peace negotiations involving Afghan and U.S. officials with the Islamist group.
Nasrin, a newscaster at Kabul’s Ariana Television Network, told @RadioAzadi that female presenters already faced a lot of family and societal pressure because of their high-profile jobs…[READ MORE]
Caption: An Afghan man watches an Indian soap opera at his TV shop in Kabul. The Afghan culture minister said that female newsreaders should appear different from actresses in movies and soap operas.
Iran Buries Missile Commander Killed In Blast, Amid Speculation About Israel’s Role
Photo Caption: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (second from left) and Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (left) stand next to the coffins of 17 members of the Revolutionary Guards who were killed in a blast at a military base last week.