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Members of the Taliban patrol outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph:  EPA/Stringer

US president Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another militant attack was highly likely as US troops began their withdrawal from Kabul airport after (...)

Fears about immediate violations of women’s rights and minority rights in Afghanistan are unfortunately slowly being validated. Photograph: Mohammad Javadzadeh/ Iranian Red Crescent/ AFP

Speculation is rife as to whether the Taliban’s rule will be any different this time around; some ask whether this is Taliban 2.0. Their rapid return (...)

US marines guide an evacuee during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Photograph: Isaiah Campbell/US Marine Corps/AFP via Getty Images

As President Joe Biden watched Kabul descend into hell, did he think of his beloved William Butler Yeats? He is the poet Biden recited as a teen to co(...)

People carry Afghanistan’s national flag on the 102nd Independence Day of the country in the Wazi Akbar khan area of Kabul on Thursday. Photograph:  Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban was facing growing signs of dissent in several cities as Afghans carried the national flag in a second day of protests, sparking a crackdo(...)

 People protest  against the Taliban takeover of  Afghanistan and the US decision to withdraw militarily from the country, at Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC,  on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fall of Jalalabad on Sunday to the Taliban, surrendered like so many other cities without a fight, was followed by a sustained advance on Kabul. B(...)

Earlier on Sunday, the Taliban captured the eastern city of Jalalabad without a fight. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani has left the capital Kabul for Tajikistan, a senior Afghan interior ministry official said on Sunday. Asked for c(...)

Taliban fighters stand on a vehicle along the roadside in Kandahar on Friday.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban on Friday captured Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city, and began encircling Kabul, prompting Nato allies to convene a meeting in (...)

Afghans look on on Friday as Taliban militants gather around the main square after taking control of Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second biggest city. Photograph: EPA

Taliban insurgents have seized Afghanistan’s second- and third-biggest cities as resistance from government forces crumbled, stoking fears that an ass(...)

Afghans carry the body of a woman who was killed by gunmen in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photograph: Sadaqat Ghorzang/AP Photo

Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that (...)

Afghan security forces take positions near the scene after Islamic State militants attacked a prison in Jalalabad on Monday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending(...)

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