FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1996 file photo, tanks manned by Taliban fighters and decorated with flowers are seen in front of the…
Urban Afghan men and women saw their world radically changed under the Taliban’s strict Sharia
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:29 PM
FILE - Afghan security forces inspect the site of a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2015. T
US defense official tells VOA military has launched about ‘half-dozen’ strikes in support of Afghan government forces over past 30 days 
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 06:22 PM
FILE - Afghan militia fighters keep watch at an outpost against Taliban insurgents at Charkint district, Balkh province, Afghanistan, July 15, 2021.
Top US general says Afghan forces purposely ceding ground to protect major population centers
Jeff Seldin
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 06:51 PM
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after Eid al-Adha prayers at historical Hala Sultan Mosque, in Nicosia, Cyprus, July 20, 2021.
Turkish leader calls for negotiations to overcome Taliban opposition after group warns against any plan for Ankara to take over security at Kabul international airport
Dorian Jones
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 01:22 PM
Pigeons fly outside the Shah-Do Shamshira Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Friday marks the major Muslim…
An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Kabul
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:10 PM
Afghans Worry for Future as US Troops Withdraw
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Allied departure, Taliban resurgence spreads "fear … especially among women"
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Tue, 07/20/2021 - 05:14 PM
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks with the unit's Afghan interpreter before a mission near forward operating…
Interpreters and their families will be among the first group of Afghans to be evacuated via "Operation Allies Refuge"
Nike Ching
Mon, 07/19/2021 - 08:20 PM
Members of the Taliban delegation are seen at the conclusion of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in Doha, Qatar, July 18, 2021.
Appeal comes a day after the insurgent group and senior envoys representing the Afghan government ended a two-day meeting in Qatar without reporting any significant progress
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 07/19/2021 - 12:06 PM
Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan walk…
PM Khan rebuts Afghan president’s claim that Islamabad is backing Taliban’s violent insurgency 
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 07/16/2021 - 03:39 PM
Candles are placed by journalists next to the portrait of Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui as a tribute in Kolkata on July 16…
Global and local media watchdogs list Afghanistan as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists
Ayaz Gul
Fri, 07/16/2021 - 05:42 AM
Fatima, an internally displaced Afghan woman who fled her home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security…
They warn that women’s hard-won gains are at risk as Taliban offensive gains control
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Fri, 07/16/2021 - 01:18 AM
Russia Warily Eyes a Power Vacuum in Afghanistan
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As US withdraws, Kremlin has concerns over Central Asia
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Thu, 07/15/2021 - 01:15 PM
In this photo taken on August 4, 2011, US Army officer, Captain Max Ferguson (L) commander of the Charlie Company, 2-87…
US officials say they plan to commence flights for Afghans who worked with US forces by the end of July to unnamed locations
Steve Herman
Wed, 07/14/2021 - 06:55 PM
A member of Taliban, a student-led militant Islamic force aims his machine gun at the frontline in Charasyab, approximately 13…
Group members promoted religious devotion by highlighting how they avoided all kinds of joy or leisure in this 'temporary life' with the hope of rewards in the afterlife; this is perhaps what persuaded Afghans to welcome them in their towns
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Wed, 07/14/2021 - 05:56 PM
FILE - Former President George W. Bush speaks during an interview at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, in Dallas, Texas, April 18, 2018.
Former US leader, who sent forces to combat al-Qaida in 2001, says he worries about fate of women and children under a possible Taliban takeover
Ken Bredemeier
Wed, 07/14/2021 - 01:15 PM