Afghan women demand education and work at Kabul protest
https://str.sg/w2udKABUL (AFP) - About two dozen Afghan women chanting"bread, work, freedom" protested in the capital on Sunday (May 29) against the Taliban's harsh restrictions on their rights.Sinceseizing power in August,the Taliban have rolled back the marginal gains made by women during the two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.
"Education is my right! Reopen schools!" chanted the protesters, many of them wearing face-covering veils, as they gathered in front of the ministry of education.Demonstrators marched for a few hundred metres before ending the rally as authorities deployed Taliban fighters in plain clothes, an AFP correspondent reported."We wanted to read out a declaration but the Taliban didn't allow it," said protester Ms Zholia Parsi.Read more: ST Foreign Desk »
3 elderly people arrested, including woman who was taken to hospital, after fight along Arumugam Road
SINGAPORE — The police arrested three people on Wednesday (Aug 10) for their alleged involvement in a case of affray along Arumugam Road near MacPherson. Read more >>