Politics
Trump wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough, say employees at his California golf club

Taliban

In a first for post-Taliban Afghanistan, a grass-roots protest movement challenges the government

In a first for post-Taliban Afghanistan, a grass-roots protest movement challenges the government

Two years after assuming power, Afghanistan’s flailing, U.S.-brokered unity government is facing a growing challenge from the biggest grass-roots protest movement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Calling themselves the Enlightening, members of the Hazara ethnic minority have mobilized several mass demonstrations against what they say is systematic discrimination by President Ashraf Ghani’s government. They want more economic development and a greater share of positions in the Cabinet, ambassador corps and military.

Organizers called off a protest planned for this week in Kabul and agreed to begin talks with the government, averting a possibly...

81°