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Social Fabric: Threads of Afghan laid bare in Newcastle

"Fashion offers a rich focus for the exchange of personal and political ideas, and for Afghan women the stakes have never been higher."

Newcastle serves up new opportunities for Shams

As Shams Uddim serves the people of Newcastle from behind the counter of his kebab shop, he feels lucky to be living in Australia.

SAS witness may be forced to talk ‘murder’

A new SAS witness may be compelled by the Federal Court to speak about an alleged murder in Afghanistan Ben Roberts-Smith is accused of ordering.

At least 46 dead in Afghan mosque blast

An Islamic State suicide bomber has struck at a mosque packed with Shi'Ite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the latest security challenge to the Taliban as it transitions from insurgency to governance.

Friction among Taliban leaders intensifies

Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet.

UN seeks $US606 million in emergency funds for Afghanistan

The United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference to drum up emergency funds for Afghanistan after last month's Taliban takeover of the country that stunned the world.

Australia Test in Afghanistan in jeopardy

Cricket Australia is under political pressure to scrap the one-off Test against Afghanistan in light of the Taliban banning women's sport.

Afghan sisters in hiding hope for way out

"If the Taliban hear about us or find us, they will kill us," a woman says by phone from the Afghanistan capital.
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