Afghan women and children sit in front of a bakery waiting for bread donations in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, on Sept. 16, 2021.

‘It is a catastrophe’: Afghans are in desperate need of food, humanitarian aid, refugee worker says


Astrid Sletten, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s office in Kabul, spoke to The World’s Carol Hills about the level of need in Afghanistan and what aid organizations are able to deliver in the current environment.

Newly trained female officers from the Afghan National Army sit in front seats as a new batch of officers attend their graduation ceremony at National Army's training center in Kabul on Sept. 23, 2010. 

Two decades of war and daily life in Afghanistan

Group of US generals in army fatigues walk through the street in Afghanistan.

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Reporters Shirin Jaafari and Jorge Valencia will talk to The World's senior editor Daisy Contreras about some of the foreign policy issues at stake in the 2020 election.

Discussion: What’s at stake in the 2020 election?

Pentagon officials speak at a hearing

Russian bounty allegations shine spotlight on what Trump admin knew and when

Global Politics

A #MeToo moment for Afghanistan’s women’s soccer: ‘It happened so many times’

Women & Gender

The abuse reportedly happened inside the country and also during a training camp held in February of last year in Jordan. Players flew out, and two male representatives of the Afghanistan Football Federation came with them. Khalida Popal, former captain of Afghanistan’s national soccer team, had organized the training session in Jordan and had reservations about the men.

Yusra, played by Rhianna Merralls, struggles to fall asleep in the play, "Wherever I Lay My Head," performed in London City Hall.

Chronic insomnia plagues young migrants long after they reach their destination

A recent performance of a play in London highlighted the struggles that young migrants face after they reach the UK. Many of them toss and turn, unable to sleep.

Afghanistan’s Antiquities in Peril

Arts, Culture & Media

Afghanistan’s Antiquities in Peril

Now Playing: Homebody/Kabul

Arts, Culture & Media

Tony Kushner traces the bloody invasions of Afghanistan in his newest play, Homebody/Kabul, opening December 19at the New York Theatre Workshop.

Afghan Star

Arts, Culture & Media

Afghanistan holds its second presidential elections in August, but an American-Idol-style TV show has already given the country a crash course in the electoral process. On “Afghan Star,” ethnic differences that divided the country in wartime play out on the show and inspire fans to rig the votes. Produced by Gregory Warner. Hamid Sakhizada, the […]