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


​​​​​​​Ahmad Naem Wakili, who worked as a judge in Afghanistan, landed in Arizona after getting evacuated from the country last August. But a bureaucratic quagmire is still keeping his wife and daughter abroad. Thousands of others face a similar legal limbo. 

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’

In this image made from video, Rwandan policemen patrol near the Amarula Palma hotel in Palma, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

20 years after 9/11, global terror threats persist in Africa

A Taliban fighter lays his AK-47 rifle down during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. 

Taliban’s ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ is based on specific ideology

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Post-9/11, Europe’s weak spots make it a target for extremists

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First commercial flight leaves Kabul

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Top of The World: The first commercial international flight out of Afghanistan since the US-led evacuation operations ended last week departed from Kabul airport on Thursday. And, the UK is threatening to send migrants who try to cross the English Channel back to France. Also, Hong Kong police on Thursday raided the June 4th Museum dedicated to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shown looking to his right while walking and wearing a dark face mask with a solider stands in the distance.

US top diplomats visit Persian Gulf to reassure allies

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Top of The World: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are in Qatar for talks aimed at reassuring Gulf allies that the Biden administration is not abandoning its partners in the Middle East by withdrawing from Afghanistan. And, the pre-trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is set to resume at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Also, El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.

Afghan people are seen near the building where insurgents were hiding during an attack to the prison in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

How will the Taliban interact with militant groups like ISIS-K and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan?


As the Taliban transitions to power in Afghanistan, many are wondering how they’ll interact with militant groups such as ISIS-K and al-Qaeda. Ibraheem Bahiss, with the International Crisis Group, joins The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss these new power dynamics.

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The Taliban are expected to announce a new government

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Top of The World: The Taliban are expected to announce their new government as early as Thursday. And, Cyprus is on alert over an oil slick creeping across the Mediterranean that could reach the northeastern tip of the island in the next 24 hours. Also, Malaysians watching their country’s shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli win gold on Tuesday were outraged after officials from the Paralympic Games disqualified the athlete for failing to show up on time for the competition.

A young boy is shown with his right hand up to his face shielding the sun with armored military vehicles shown in the distance.

Afghanistan’s arc from 9/11 to today: Once hopeful, now sad

Afghans understood the mission against Osama bin Laden to mean a chance to secure their future — a future as murky on that day as it is today. In those post-2001 months and years, they believed in the power of “the foreigners.”