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With U.S. Withdrawing Troops, Afghan Government Struggles To Maintain Control

Friday, December 18, 2020

As the U.S. withdraws all but 2,500 troops from Afghanistan soon, it is leaving behind a country plagued by a surge in violent attacks, with the Taliban on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul.


People In The Afghan Capital Kabul Are Uneasy About U.S. Troop Drawdown

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In the last weeks of the Trump administration, the U.S. is moving to close a two-decade chapter and withdraw from Afghanistan, causing great apprehension among Afghans as the Taliban step up attacks.


Kabul's Deputy Governor Killed In Bomb Blast

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Mahbubullah Muhibbi is the latest, and one of the highest-profile victims of shadowy assailants, who've killed journalists, police, security forces, judicial authorities and senior administrators.


Afghan Government And Taliban Reach Breakthrough To Proceed With Peace Talks

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The two sides have agreed on a way forward for substantive negotiations aimed at ending decades of almost continuous war in the country, representatives said in near-twin tweets.


After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan

Friday, November 20, 2020

"Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.


Australia's Military Reports Alleged War Crimes By Australians In Afghanistan

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Australian military released a candid report detailing war crimes allegedly committed by Australian forces serving in Afghanistan. The report claims Australian troops killed 39 unarmed civilians.


What Joe Biden's Presidency May Mean For Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Biden's record, especially as vice president, helps illuminate what he may do once he is sworn in. Amid an uptick in violence, some Afghans hope for a reassessment of the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.


Trump To Order Thousands Of U.S. Troops Withdrawn From Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Afghan officials and citizens react to reports that President Trump is planning to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan — reducing the number to 2,500 by January.


Will Afghanistan Force Female Soccer Players From The Field For Peace With Taliban?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

In the two decades since the Taliban lost power, Afghan women have made enormous progress. Today, they play soccer in a Kabul stadium, but they fear the government will cave in to Taliban demands.


Women Of Afghanistan Won't Give Up Their Soccer Dreams

Sunday, November 08, 2020

At the championship of the Afghan women's soccer league, players sprint across the field. Hoodie-style hijabs cover their hair. The scene was once unthinkable. But now the players face new obstacles.


Gunmen Kill At Least 19 People In An Attack On Afghan University

Monday, November 02, 2020

Gunmen stormed Kabul University in Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 19 people. It was the second attack on a learning center in Kabul in recent days. ISIS claimed responsibility.


At Least 19 People Are Killed In Attack On Kabul University

Monday, November 02, 2020

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack by heavily armed gunmen who stormed the campus, firing on students, some of whom jumped out of windows to flee the attackers.


At Least 24 Dead In Suicide Attack In Afghan Capital

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A suicide bombing outside an education center in Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed at least 24 people and wounded scores more.


Women's Rights At The Forefront Of Afghan Peace Talks

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Afghans are holding historic peace talks and the status of women is one of the most difficult issues they'll have to resolve.


Tens Of Thousands Flee Latest Taliban Offensive, And Afghan Civilian Casualties Rise

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The victims of recent fighting in Helmand include a pregnant woman struck by a stray bullet. Peace talks continue, but the Taliban argue that an Afghan cease-fire should come as the talks conclude.


Afghan Peace Talks Stalled Over Rules To Refer To When Sides Reach A Deadlock

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Afghan peace talks that started on Sept. 12 have reached an impasse over what rules they should follow when they reach an impasse.


Afghans Worry Withdrawal Of Foreign Forces May Compromise Peace Talks With Taliban

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The head of the Afghan delegation negotiating peace with the Taliban says the withdrawal of foreign forces will "complicate" their efforts.


With Glaciers Melting And Temps Soaring, Pakistan Pursues Big Action On Climate Change

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A new electric vehicle policy. Renewable energy. 10 billion trees: Pakistan launches ambitious green policies. Will they succeed?


Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Friday, September 25, 2020

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.


Afghan Woman Earns Top Marks In University Exam After Militants Attack Her Academy

Friday, September 25, 2020

Shamsia Alizada, the daughter of a coal miner, has received the highest test score in Afghanistan's university admissions exam. She will attend medical school.