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Afghanistan turmoil

Taliban drafting education-for-all plan, minister says as girls wait

Official in charge of schooling says authorities 'need time' to maintain unity

The Taliban's decision to keep girls out of school -- made the night before they were due to return on March 23 -- has drawn widespread international condemnation.   © Reuters

KABUL -- The Taliban's education minister says the country is formulating a new policy that would give equal educational opportunities to everyone, after authorities recently reneged on a plan to allow girls to return to school.

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