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As Allied Forces Leave Afghanistan, The Taliban Keep Up Its Surge

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Following the withdrawal of U.S. forces, the Taliban have begun a new phase of the conflict in Afghanistan. Their objective is to seize the entire country.

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The Taliban Have Been Sweeping Across Afghanistan As Foreign Forces Leave

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The Taliban have been sweeping through Afghanistan as the U.S and other forces pull out of the country and Afghan security forces surrender or flee.

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As U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, The Country's Future Hangs In The Balance

Monday, July 05, 2021

With little fanfare, the last major U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the Afghans. With the departure from Bagram Air Field, a tiny U.S. force remains in the country.

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Aussies Stranded Abroad Include Hundreds Of Kids, Folks Short On Cash

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Pandemic travel regulations are frustrating parents whose children are visiting family in other countries and those who can't afford the cost of a ticket and a two-week hotel quarantine upon return.

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As U.S. Troops Withdraw From Afghanistan, Afghans Are Also Looking For Exits

Saturday, July 03, 2021

As U.S. and allied forces withdraw and the Taliban makes gains, Afghans are looking to flee and selling their cars and land for cash.

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A Crippling 3rd Wave Of COVID Adds To Afghanistan's Woes

Friday, July 02, 2021

The beleaguered nation is seeing a surge. The lack of testing means it's difficult to know the extent. One doctor says his Facebook feed is 30% to 40% of notices about those who died of the virus.

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U.S. Departs Bagram Airbase

Friday, July 02, 2021

The base is one of the epicenters of the US presence in Afghanistan.

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Coronavirus Surges Around The World Are Linked To Delta Variant

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

COVID-19 cases are increasing in many, poorly-vaccinated parts of the globe. We check in with reporters in Australia, Sierre Leone and with our science team to talk about the Delta variant's threats.

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What The U.S.'s Relationship With Afghanistan Will Look Like Moving Forward

Friday, June 25, 2021

As security conditions deteriorate, the White House has signaled that it intends to evacuate thousands of Afghan citizens who worked with U.S. forces, and who now fear retribution.

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Biden Meets With Afghan Leaders Ahead Of U.S. Troops Withdrawal

Friday, June 25, 2021

Top Afghan leaders are meeting President Biden Friday as the U.S troop withdrawal gains steam, talks remain deadlocked, and the Taliban continue to gain ground in Afghanistan.

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Australia's Pandemic Rules Kept People Safe, But At A Price

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Australia's tough quarantine rules have kept the country largely covid free, but it's also left dozens of kids stranded abroad without parents. They're among the thousands struggling to return.

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An Overnight Attack On Mine Clearance Workers In Afghanistan Leaves 10 Dead

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The attack targeted workers clearing landmines with the HALO Trust charity. The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Afghanistan is one of the world's most heavily mined countries.

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The Taliban Are Getting Stronger In Afghanistan As U.S. And NATO Forces Exit

Saturday, June 05, 2021

As foreign troops withdraw, the Taliban have seized parts of Afghan highways and closed in on cities. One arms dealer in the country says they're even buying heavier weaponry.

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Malala Yousafzai's Interview In 'British Vogue' Sparks Anger In Her Native Pakistan

Friday, June 04, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize winner posed for a cover portrait and spoke openly in an interview. One of her remarks about marriage has prompted vitriolic responses on social media in her homeland.

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Some Afghans Dread The Departure Of Foreign Forces. Others See It As Liberation

Friday, May 14, 2021

Some Kabul residents fear a Taliban takeover. Others are eager for the departure of troops they see as foreign intruders. "Afghans will have to come together and listen to each other," says a cleric.

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Afghanistan School Attack: Death Toll Rises, As Do Fears Over Sending Girls To School

Monday, May 10, 2021

"Should we ask children to go to school when the schools are not safe for them? Can we do that?" asks an education activist. One wounded student says she wants to go back. "Continue school," she says.

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Bombing Outside Girls' School In Afghan Capital Kills At Least 50 People

Monday, May 10, 2021

The attack in Kabul comes as the U.S. and NATO are removing remaining troops from Afghanistan. President Biden says he is aiming to complete the drawdown by Sept. 11, marking the end of a 20-year war.

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U.S. Unconditional Withdrawal Rattles Afghanistan's Shaky Peace Talks

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A U.S.-backed conference with the Taliban and Afghan government was derailed, raising doubts about progress toward a negotiated settlement to end decades of war in Afghanistan.

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'I Remember Them Screaming': Afghans Detail Alleged Killings By Australian Military

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Afghans are coming forward to describe past alleged killings by Australian forces, as the Australian government launches investigations into its troops' suspected war crimes in Afghanistan.

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President Biden's Decision To Withdraw From Afghanistan May Have Derailed Peace Talks

Thursday, April 22, 2021

President Biden's announcement for U.S. and foreign forces to withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to have derailed the peace process that was meant to wind down the conflict in that country.

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