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Qatar expresses 'extreme concern' over Taliban bar on female staff

Qatar expressed "extreme concern" over the order by Afghanistan's Taliban-run administration to stop female employees from working, calling on the administration to review its decision, a foreign ministry statement said on Sunday.

The ministry "stresses the need to respect women's right to work, given that the freedom to choose and accept work is a human right," it said. Qatar hosted a representative office for the Taliban during the US-led war in Afghanistan and served as a venue for peace talks before the group took power in 2021.

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