Fall of Kabul

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.

Internally displaced Afghan women from northern provinces, who fled their home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, receive medical care in a public park in Kabul, Afghanistan

‘We are so afraid’: An Afghan women’s rights activist is left behind in Afghanistan

Afghans wait in long lines for hours to try to withdraw money, in front of a Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan

‘They’re depending on us’: Afghan interpreter scrambles to help evacuate colleagues in Afghanistan

Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walk through the terminal before boarding a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Virginia, Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghan families are being rapidly resettled in the US. But adjusting to their new lives will take years.  

In this Aug. 22, 2021, image provided by the US Air Force and made through a night vision scope, a US Air Force security forces raven, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, maintains a cordon around a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in s

Taliban have acquired an ‘overwhelming amount of potential weaponry,’ global security expert says

In this Aug. 21, 2021, image provided by the U.S. Air Force, US Airmen and U.S. Marines guide evacuees aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Canada faces criticism for its slow evacuation of Afghans who helped the government


Tanya, a naturalized Canadian citizen, has been trying to get her family relocated to Canada, or the US, for years. Unfortunately, her story is all too familiar for Afghans trying to get their family members out of Afghanistan.

Several US military personnel are show standing guard next to the runways of the Kabul airport with two large military vehicles in the distance.

How the Kabul airport went from calm to chaos


​​​​​​​Two weeks before the Afghan capital, Kabul, fell to the Taliban, The World interviewed the top man in charge of security at the airport. He was confident that the crucial entry-and exit-point to Afghanistan would be protected after US troops left.