A women’s activist who stayed home for days in fear of the Taliban ventured out for the first time on Tuesday in Afghanistan. She and her sister – their hair covered by loosely draped scarves – were the only women in the market, where they drew some hostile stares but no outright harassment.Elsewhere in the country’s third-largest city, Herat, girls joined boys in returning to school, against expectations, but Taliban fighters handed out hijabs and headscarves at the door. In the capital Kabul,…

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