Women providing services within a beauty salon

‘We are dead inside:’ Women in Afghanistan protest Taliban ban of beauty salons


The ban will come into effect in five days, leaving roughly 60,000 women out of work.

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After Taliban ban, women NGO workers in Afghanistan struggle to make ends meet

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Prominent Afghan news organization reports on life under Taliban rule from Maryland 

A Taliban fighter stands guard as people wait to receive food rations distributed by a South Korean humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022.

Afghan women say they are ‘dying in slow motion’ after killing of former female MP

women and a baby

‘I am living through my worst nightmare’: Women aid workers in Afghanistan react to ban on employment

Smoke rises from a hotel building after an explosions and gunfire in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2022.

Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul


Three Afghan locals have been killed, with others injured — including two foreigners — after gunmen attacked a Kabul hotel frequented by Chinese nationals on Monday.

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These Afghan women soldiers made it out of Afghanistan. Their next battle is making it in the US.

On Course

About 40 members of a special, all-women Afghan platoon that worked alongside the US military barely made it out of Afghanistan last year. Now, they want to put their training to use even though they remain in a legal limbo. But that hasn’t stopped them learning English and getting an education. 

Taliban fighters celebrate one year since they seized the Afghan capital, Kabul, in front of the US Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount


Monday marks a year since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation’s Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country.

Biden at a podium

Top al-Qaeda leader killed with help from on-the-ground intel on his whereabouts, analyst says

President Joe Biden has announced that the US has killed al-Qaeda’s top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan. Zawahiri was on the US’ most-wanted list and had a $25 million bounty on his head.

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Afghan women who escaped Taliban takeover continue their education at a Wisconsin university


The students were able to escape Kabul because of the efforts of their school, the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, which was holding remote classes for the students living in Kabul during the coronavirus pandemic.