Members of the Taliban delegation, icluding deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi (C), attend an international conference on Afghanistan in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Global powers and aid groups that have loudly demanded an inclusive Afghanistan under the Taliban are now facing criticism for sending all-male delegations to Kabul to meet the hardline Islamists. Since seizing power in August, the Taliban have excluded women from their new caretaker government and put restrictions on work and education, drawing condemnation from the outside world.
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