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December 2, 2022, 3:37 AM

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Pakistan has demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil
December 2, 2022, 3:37 AM
Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks, after suicide bomb
1 month ago

Report: Taliban killed captives in restive Afghan province

A U.K.-based nonprofit says the Taliban captured, bound, and shot 27 men to death in Afghanistan's Panjshir province last month as part of their operations against resistance forces in the area
1 month ago
Report: Taliban killed captives in restive Afghan province
2 months ago

What the Taliban prisoner swap means for the US and other Americans detained abroad

Mark Frerichs, an American contractor who was held captive by the Taliban, was freed in exchange for a drug smuggler with connections to the Taliban.
2 months ago
What the Taliban prisoner swap means for the US and other Americans detained abroad
2 months ago

American held by Taliban for years released as part of prisoner swap

Nearly three years after he was abducted from a meeting in Kabul, Mark Frerichs, 60, was released in a prisoner swap for a senior Taliban detainee and notorious drug lord, Bashir Noorzai.
2 months ago
American held by Taliban for years released as part of prisoner swap
3 months ago

Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Martha Raddatz reports on one family's journey after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan on "This Week."
3 months ago
Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan
4 months ago

Taliban marks 1 year since 'Victory Day,' while others see nothing to celebrate

The Taliban are celebrating one year since they took over the capital of Afghanistan, while Afghan women, children and families struggle under the brutal regime.
4 months ago
Taliban marks 1 year since 'Victory Day,' while others see nothing to celebrate
4 months ago

Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul

ABC News looks at how Afghanistan has changed since the Taliban took over and what it means for the U.S. as well as women and girls left behind.
4 months ago
Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul
4 months ago

'Don't forget about us,' Afghan women say, 1 year after Taliban's return to power

One year after the fall of Kabul, life for Afghanistan's women continues to worsen amid rising violence and regression of human rights.
4 months ago
'Don't forget about us,' Afghan women say, 1 year after Taliban's return to power
4 months ago

1 year since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell reports from Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover on "This Week."
4 months ago
1 year since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
7 months ago

Taliban leaders order women and girls to wear burqas

The Afghan Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice demanded all women wear coverings from head to toe as the ruling party stepped up restrictions on women.
7 months ago
Taliban leaders order women and girls to wear burqas
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Taliban inherit vast American military arsenal

A look at the American weapons, ground vehicles and aircraft that may have fallen into Taliban hands as U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan.
1 year ago
By the Numbers: Taliban inherit vast American military arsenal
1 year ago

Taliban uses guns, batons on civilians as US tries to evacuate thousands

At least 12 people have now been killed since Sunday by either stampede or gunfire. Some planes are departing with empty seats because people can't get through the checkpoints.
1 year ago
Taliban uses guns, batons on civilians as US tries to evacuate thousands
1 year ago

Auto-rickshaws stage protest against Taliban

Demonstrators drove auto-rickshaws through the streets of Kabul, blaring horns and carrying Afghanistan's flag in protest of the Taliban takeover of the country.
1 year ago
Auto-rickshaws stage protest against Taliban
1 year ago

Afghan author: ‘It’s going to be bleak’ if Taliban governs like it did in 1990s

ABC News’s Linsey Davis speaks with “The Kite Runner” author Khaled Hosseini about Afghanistan’s future under Taliban rule.
1 year ago
Afghan author: ‘It’s going to be bleak’ if Taliban governs like it did in 1990s
1 year ago

The Breakdown: US forces face challenges as Taliban confronts crowd near airport

Taliban militants are turning away Afghans as they try to access the Kabul airport.
1 year ago
The Breakdown: US forces face challenges as Taliban confronts crowd near airport
1 year ago

Memories of Taliban rule strike fear, uncertainty in Afghan women

Empowered young Afghan women fear a return to a repressive life.
1 year ago
Memories of Taliban rule strike fear, uncertainty in Afghan women
1 year ago

Taliban takeover raises questions about potential intelligence failures

Breaking down how the Afghan government collapsed so quickly and what it means for the future.
1 year ago
Taliban takeover raises questions about potential intelligence failures
1 year ago

Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban came to power in the 1990's during the Afghan Civil War.
1 year ago
Who are the Taliban?
1 year ago

Taliban tries to calm nerves with new announcement

One day after crowds sparked chaos at Kabul’s airport, the Taliban declared an “amnesty” on Tuesday and urged women to join its government. ABC News’ Julia Macfarlane has new details.
1 year ago
Taliban tries to calm nerves with new announcement
1 year ago

ABC News Live: Taliban claims group will honor women’s rights

Plus, President Joe Biden doubles down on his decision to pull out of Afghanistan, and the latest on rescue efforts after the Haiti earthquake.
1 year ago
ABC News Live: Taliban claims group will honor women’s rights
1 year ago

Florida GOP congressman: ‘We will face Al Qaeda 3.0’

Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., a veteran who served in Afghanistan, said the U.S. withdrawal was “reckless” and dangerous and discusses the killing of one of his interpreters.
1 year ago
Florida GOP congressman: ‘We will face Al Qaeda 3.0’
1 year ago

Taliban seizes Kabul, chaos breaks out in streets

Disturbing video shows large crowds of Afghans trying to escape and forcing the Kabul airport to shut down. At least seven people have been reportedly killed during the airport chaos.
1 year ago
Taliban seizes Kabul, chaos breaks out in streets
1 year ago

Taliban says everything is ‘peaceful’ as civilians race to flee Afghanistan

Civilians crowded into the Kabul airport and stormed the tarmac in an effort to leave the country.
1 year ago
Taliban says everything is ‘peaceful’ as civilians race to flee Afghanistan
1 year ago

Were Taliban advances inevitable?

ABC News' chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz sheds light on the situation in Afghanistan.
1 year ago
Were Taliban advances inevitable?
1 year ago

Taliban seizes 3 cities in 24 hours as US sends troops to evacuate Kabul embassy

Taliban militants are gaining ground and closing in on the capital of Kabul, posing a serious challenge for the Biden administration.
1 year ago
Taliban seizes 3 cities in 24 hours as US sends troops to evacuate Kabul embassy
1 year ago

Taliban closing in on Kabul as US nears complete withdrawal

Taliban fighters have taken over nine key cities in Afghanistan within the past week and raised their flag in the Baghlan Province, about 145 miles north of the capital.
1 year ago
Taliban closing in on Kabul as US nears complete withdrawal
1 year ago

Taliban seizes control of more key cities

Militants have claimed at least nine major battlefield victories of Afghan territory in less than a week, as U.S. troops begin the final stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
1 year ago
Taliban seizes control of more key cities
1 year ago

Taliban advances on 2 Afghanistan government buildings

The Taliban has taken control of a total of six provincial capitals in Afghanistan. A video released by the Taliban this weekend appears to show their fighters seizing government buildings.
1 year ago
Taliban advances on 2 Afghanistan government buildings
1 year ago

Taliban takes control of key Afghanistan cities

The surge in violence by the terrorist organization comes just three weeks before the U.S. is set to end its combat mission in the country.
1 year ago
Taliban takes control of key Afghanistan cities
1 year ago

Family of US Navy veteran fears he will remain a Taliban hostage

The sister of Mark Frerichs spoke to ABC News in an exclusive interview and she fears that once the U.S. military withdraws from Afghanistan her brother will remain a hostage.
1 year ago
Family of US Navy veteran fears he will remain a Taliban hostage
1 year ago

ABC News Exclusive: Family of last US hostage in Afghanistan speaks out

ABC News’ Ian Pannell speaks with the sister of Mark Frerichs, the last remaining American hostage in Afghanistan, as she wrestles with what a U.S. departure may mean for her brother.
1 year ago
ABC News Exclusive: Family of last US hostage in Afghanistan speaks out
1 year ago

Top US general talks Afghanistan withdrawal amid rising tensions with Taliban

General Austin Miller discusses the U.S. military's final withdrawal from the Middle Eastern country as the Taliban continues to make major gains in the area.
1 year ago
Top US general talks Afghanistan withdrawal amid rising tensions with Taliban
2 years ago

US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks

The retaliation comes as President Joe Biden has vowed to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.
2 years ago
US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks
2 years ago

New security threat from the Taliban

The State Department is drawing down the number of personnel in the Kabul embassy due to security threats as the U.S. prepares to pull troops out of Afghanistan.
2 years ago
New security threat from the Taliban
2 years ago

Top US general meets with Taliban negotiators

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Taliban negotiators in an unannounced meeting in Qatar, the site of stalled Afghan peace talks.
2 years ago
 Top US general meets with Taliban negotiators
2 years ago

Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks top US general describes as 'modicum of success'

After three months of deadlocked talks, the Taliban, Afghan government made a breakthrough in peace negotiations, although that incremental progress is still challenged.
2 years ago
Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks as US draws down troops
2 years ago

Taliban and Afghan government meet for peace talks

Historic peace talks are going on between the Taliban and the Afghan government to end two decades of fighting.
2 years ago
Taliban and Afghan government meet for peace talks
2 years ago
'Outrageous' Trump reportedly didn't respond to intel on threats on US troops: Pelosi
3 years ago

Family of American kidnapped in Afghanistan fears US leaving him behind; with Taliban deal stalled, violence surging

Violence in Afghanistan has surged in March despite deal between U.S. and Taliban.
3 years ago
Family of American kidnapped in Afghanistan fears US leaving him behind
3 years ago

FBI offers $1 million for information leading to former Taliban hostage's captors

The U.S. government on Tuesday offered $1M for information leading to the capture of the Taliban militants who kidnapped and held Caitlan Coleman and her three children.
3 years ago
FBI offers $1 million for information leading to former Taliban hostage's captors
3 years ago

Top US commander voices doubt about Taliban commitments, as skepticism in Congress grows

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are voicing increasing concern about President Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban, and the militant group's commitment.
3 years ago
Top US commander voices doubt about Taliban commitments, skepticism in Congress grows
3 years ago
US forces conduct airstrike on Taliban just days after agreement signed
3 years ago

In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader amid concerns about deal with US

In historic call, President Trump has spoken with Taliban leaders amid concerns about the deal with the U.S.
3 years ago
In historic call, Trump speaks to Taliban leader amid concerns about deal with US
3 years ago

US forces launch airstrike on Taliban days after agreement

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters in Helmand, Afghanistan, Wednesday, the first such strike since the two sides signed a historic peace deal.
3 years ago
US forces launch airstrike on Taliban days after agreement
3 years ago

Trump believed to be first US leader to speak directly to Taliban

The president remarked that the Taliban wants to end the violence in Afghanistan, but a dispute over prisoners threatens to derail peace talks.
3 years ago
Trump believed to be first US leader to speak directly to Taliban
3 years ago

Historic Taliban peace deal signed

Terms of the deal include limits on where the Taliban can operate and the beginning of U.S. troops returning home.
3 years ago
Historic Taliban peace deal signed
3 years ago

US signs historic deal with Taliban, Trump announces, beginning end of US war in Afghanistan and withdrawal of American troops

President Trump issues statement that U.S. to sign historic deal with Taliban, triggering a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
3 years ago
US signs historic deal with Taliban, triggering troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
3 years ago

Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan

If the agreement with the U.S. holds, it could pave the way for a deal that would result in U.S. troops coming home.
3 years ago
Taliban agrees to ‘reduction in violence’ across Afghanistan
3 years ago

US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence, opening door to troop withdrawal deal

The U.S. and Taliban reached an agreement on Friday to reduce violence, which could open the door to the two sides finalizing the larger deal reached last year.
3 years ago
US, Taliban reach agreement to reduce violence, opening door to troop withdrawal deal
3 years ago

US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks that would lead to American withdrawal

The U.S. and Taliban are nearing a deal to reduce violence in Afghanistan and finalize talks that would lead to American troop withdrawal.
3 years ago
US, Taliban nearing deal to reduce violence, finalize talks over withdrawal