Afghanistan conflict

An Afghan woman waits to receive a food ration distributed by a South Korea humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022.

Afghan women say Taliban’s new rules aim to make them ‘disappear from public life’


The Taliban in Afghanistan have announced new rules requiring women to cover their faces when in public. The decree also says that women should only leave home when necessary. This is the latest in a series of restrictions imposed on women since the group came to power last summer.

Afghan refugees walk through an Afghan refugee camp at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey, on Sept. 27, 2021. 

6 months after evacuation, thousands of Afghan families are waiting to reunite

The luxurious Rafaelo resort is in stark contrast with the conditions in Afghanistan. At least 2,000 Afghans feel fortunate to stay here but also guilty about those left behind.

Afghans endure indefinite limbo at 5-star hotel in Albania

Afghan women chant during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2021.

‘We have no future’: Afghan women protest Taliban restrictions

In this image provided by the US Army, Spc. Alejandro Haro, military police, Task Force Ever Vigilant, scans documents as he checks-in Afghan evacuees at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Sept. 20, 2021.

The spotlight has faded on Afghanistan, but not the urgency for Afghans seeking safety

The aftermath of an explosion at a mosque in northern Afghanistan

How ethnic and religious divides in Afghanistan are contributing to violence against minorities


A scholar of Afghan affairs explains the religious affiliations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and why they may not share a common understanding of Islam.

A Taliban fighter walks on the side of a road as a Humvee carrying other fighters drives by in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2021.

‘We are still here’: Afghan UN employees worry about their safety


Thousands of Afghans work for the UN in Afghanistan. Most remain there despite fears of being targeted by the Taliban for their work.

Afghan women march and hold signs in rally

Afghan women sidelined under new Taliban rule: ‘This country places no value on me as a woman’


The Taliban have ordered all schools in Afghanistan to reopen after months of closure amid the pandemic and the war. But they haven’t allowed girls to return to school and the future for millions of female students remains unclear.

A Taliban fighter stands in the corner of a busy street at night in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2021.

The Taliban want international recognition. Countries are debating.


The Taliban are back in power, and they want the world to recognize them as the new government in Afghanistan. Foreign powers are each making their own calculations.

Woman news anchor wearing black outfit and pink headscarf looks into a camera in a Tolo News studio

For journalists working under Taliban rule, there are ‘no guarantees,’ Afghan media network head says


Saad Mohseni heads the MOBY Group, the media company that owns Tolo News in Afghanistan. He recently arrived in the US and spoke with The World’s host Carol Hills from New York about the current situation in the country under Taliban rule.