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Taliban Says Women Can Study in Gender-Segregated Universities

 Abdul Baqi Haqqani 

 Abdul Baqi Haqqani 

Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP
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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 Taliban government's new higher education minister said Sunday.

The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar's foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul — the highest level visitor since the Taliban announced their interim Cabinet. There was no immediate confirmation of the visit by Qatari officials.