Afghan officials say that the Taliban have carried out another brutal punishment under their interpretation of Islamic law by cutting off a suspected thief's hand and foot in public. The young man was accused of robbery in a remote area in western Herat ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it will soon run out of visas for interpreters and other Afghans who have worked for the U.S. government during the decade and a half that U.S. forces have been engaged in the country. At least one U.S. senator, ...Reuters, 2 weeks ago U.S. program for Afghan translators in jeopardy as visa supply runs low DNA, 2 weeks ago
A group of Republican and Democratic U. S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide an additional 2,500 visas for Afghans who have assisted U. S. forces by working as interpreters or in other support functions, often risking their lives.DNA, 1 week ago
THREE YOUNG STUDENTS loiter at the gate, debating who should foot the Rs 15 entry fee. The matronly ticket seller (with a distinct south Indian accent) tells us, “Only garden entry. No climbing.” Sleeping dogs startle awake at the tread of strangers. A ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
Sri Lankan asylum seekers held on Pacific island camps who could potentially find new lives in the United States are free to return home without fear of persecution, Sri Lanka's prime minister said today. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comments ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Donald Trumps freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions, worsen perceptions of Americans and offer a ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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