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Opinion | My Toxic Afghan Love Story

Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly recordsvideo diaries while on the run from the Taliban. Abandoned by the U.S., an Afghan woman secretly records video diaries while on the run from the Taliban. Supported by Video by Alexander Stockton, Kirk Semple and Zach Goldbaum Mr. Stockton and Mr. Semple are producers with Opinion Video. […]

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Taliban shame: Boris Johnson sends UK team to meet with regime after Afghanistan collapse

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Prime Minister’s High Representative for Afghan Transition, Sir Simon Gass, and Charge d’Affaires of […]

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Afghanistan: Male and female students segregated by curtain as university studies resume

University studies in Afghanistan have resumed, with male and female students seen segregated by a curtain down the middle of a classroom. Pictures of a Kabul university show men and women sat on opposite sides of the room, with a barrier between them. The images are reportedly from a class at Ibn-e-Sina University. Afghanistan live […]

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Ranting landlord compares himself to Taliban and tenants to Afghan people

A "nonsense" message in a landlord forum appears to compare the Taliban to people looking to sell property, while those renting are compared to the Afghan people under the extremist group's regime. The bizarre comparison was noticed in a landlord forum online, and shared to Twitter by Acorn, a housing union. Their official page tweeted […]

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Brit ex-soldier launches daring plan to help 400 Afghans get out of the country

A former British soldier has plotted a daring escape route across Taliban-controlled Afghanistan as part of a desperate bid to get himself and 400 other people to safety. Ben Slater, 37, who used to serve in the Royal Military Police and subsequently ran a business in Kabul, said he had been left no choice but […]

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Afghanistan: Interpreter who worked with British troops in hiding after Home Office rejected his visa

An interpreter who saved the lives of British troops in Afghanistan has been refused entry into the UK following the Western withdrawal.   “Abdul-Ali”, which is not his real name, is currently in hiding from the Taliban in Kabul with his family. After years of service with the British Army during the Afghan war, he […]

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Fall of Afghanistan: Inside the extraordinary New Zealand Defence Force evacuation mission to Kabul

Coded messages, satellite images, desperate hordes, a rising terror threat, and rapidly closing evacuation window. Herald senior journalist Kurt Bayer reveals the extraordinary inner-workings of New Zealand’s mercy mission to Kabul, described as a ‘digital Dunkirk’. They were in the wrong location. A photo dropped into the group chat on an encrypted instant messaging service. […]

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Taliban made huge pledge to Beijing as details of its secretive deal with China emerge

Afghanistan: China has become ‘focus’ says expert We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A leading Chinese professor and former diplomat Wang […]

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Fall of Afghanistan: Joe Biden confirms US evacuation will end on August 31

President Joe Biden has decided to stick with his August 31 deadline for completing the US-led evacuation from Afghanistan, an administration official said. The decision reflects in part the US military’s concern about heightened security threats to the massive airlift that began 10 days ago. A Taliban spokesman, speaking prior to word of Biden’s decision, […]

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Afghanistan: CIA director secretly meets Taliban leader as Joe Biden mulls evacuation deadline

The director of the CIA has secretly met the Taliban leader – as Joe Biden considers whether to extend his deadline to pull US troops out of Afghanistan. The American president dispatched his spy chief William Burns to Kabul to meet the militant group’s co-founder and political chief Abdul Ghani Baradar on Monday, NBC News […]