Ashraf Ghani

US President Joe Biden is shown walking toward a podium with the seal of the US presidency and holding a folder.

WATCH LIVE: Biden to address chaotic Kabul evacuation amid criticism


Facing a torrent of criticism, President Joe Biden plans to speak Friday about the chaotic evacuation of Americans and allies from Afghanistan. Stream the address live here at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Soldiers are shown standing guard near a barbed-wire fence with a larger crowd of people shown standing and waiting.

Taliban announce ‘amnesty,’ urge women to join government

Ismail Khan

Former warlord Ismail Khan led a militia against the Taliban. He spoke to The World days before Afghans lost the fight.

Several members of the Taliban are shown atop a tan-color Humvee with a large weapon on top.

Chaos in Kabul as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stand together at the Capitol

US and Afghan presidents to meet in Washington amid troop withdrawal

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Roya Rahmani in a dark blue outfit and white hijab sitting in front of the US and Afghan flags

Afghan amb to the US on the Taliban: ‘They are not interested in peace but power’

Conflict & Justice

The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government’s handling of it.

Three people are shown riding bicycles along a road carrying large bundles of harvested shrubs on the back of their bikes.

US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement

Conflict & Justice

Frustrated by a stalled peace process and escalating violence, the US has presented an eight-page draft peace agreement to Afghanistan’s warring sides for review.

An Afghan nurse observes newborn children who lost their mothers during an attack at a hospital, in Kabul, May 13, 2020.

Shocked Afghans ask why perpetrators targeted a maternity hospital and a funeral 


Twin attacks in Afghanistan on May 12 have left many in the country in shock and wondering when the bloodshed in their country will end.

US Army soldier is show firing a howitzer weapon, the exhaust of which has made piles of rocks fly on opposite sides of the artillary.

Analysis: Why the US is to blame for its own defeat in Afghanistan

A deal with the Taliban is the best chance the US has of extracting itself from the morass in Afghanistan. But ensuring the country does not become a failed state yet again will require US support.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah casts his vote at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Front-runners each claim victory in Afghan election

Incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah both say they’ve won in the election. A similar situation occurred in 2014.