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Angelina Jolie: ‘I just want my family to heal. And I want everyone to move forward.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Angelina Jolie sits at a desk, back straight as a rule and rather regal. Her features are cartoonishly beautiful – straight black hair, vertiginous ch(...)

 Taliban Fateh fighters, a “special forces” unit, stand guard along a street in Kabul  as suicide bomb threats hung over the final phase of the US military’s airlift operation from Kabul. Photograph: Aamir Quresh/AFP/via Getty Images

When Taliban troops seized control of the Afghan capital two weeks ago, the invading units made a beeline for two critical targets: the headquarters (...)

 Taliban stand guard as Shia  Muslims attend a mourning procession during Ashura in Herat, Afghanistan, on  August 19th. Photograph:  EPA

Four months before seizing Kabul the Taliban put out a propaganda video targeting an unlikely audience: the country’s Shia minority, particularly its (...)

Amnesty International war crimes investigator Brian Castner shortly before leaving Kabul on August 16th

A war crimes investigator for Amnesty International, who was in Afghanistan when the Taliban took control of Kabul, has warned that the insurgent grou(...)

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty

Since taking power again in Afghanistan, the Taliban have projected the notion that the movement has become more moderate since it imposed repressive (...)

Taliban fighters  in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The Taliban have pledged to create an open and inclusive government after their fighters took control of Kabul, but most observers fear little has cha(...)

A Taliban fighter holds a rocket-propelled grenade in Herat, Afghanistan’s third biggest city, on Friday. Photograpg: AFP via Getty Images

Faizabad, a rugged outpost in the Hindu Kush mountains of north-east Afghanistan, was long a base of resistance to the Taliban, never falling to the I(...)

A police outpost in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city,  that was destroyed by the Taliban. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

The US and other western countries have accelerated planning for the evacuation of their embassies in Kabul as the Taliban on Thursday continued its r(...)

Taliban militants patrol after taking control of the governor’s house and Ghazni city in Afghanistan on Thursday. Photograph: Nawid Tanha/EPA

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s third-largest city, Herat, after a day of fierce fighting, as the Islamist militancy continued its rout of provinci(...)

Afghan policemen sit on an armoured vehicle at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban’s rapid advance through northern Afghanistan continued on Sunday with more than a dozen districts falling to the militants, as Britain ent(...)

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