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Taliban to let women study at universities in gender-segregated classrooms

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban government said Sunday.The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan’s new rulers formed an all-male government.

On Saturday, the Taliban had raised their flag over the presidential palace, signaling the start of the work of the new government.The world has been watching closely to see to what extent the Taliban might act differently from their first time in power, in the late 1990s.

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