Afghan Pavilion at Dubai World Fair Stays Shut After Taliban Takeover

The flag of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is pictured at the opening ceremony of Dubai 2020 Expo, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 30, 2021. Picture taken September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Cornwell

Hours after the world expo fair opened in Dubai on Friday, Afghanistan’s exhibition remained closed to visitors in a sign of the challenges facing the country’s new Taliban rulers.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard and Catherine Evans