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January 28, 2023, 5:53 PM

Taliban warn women can't take entry exams at universities

The Taliban are doubling down on their ban on women’s education.
January 28, 2023, 5:53 PM
January 27, 2023, 5:23 PM

UN food agency: Afghan malnutrition rates at record high

A spokesman says half the country is enduring severe hunger throughout the year.
January 27, 2023, 5:23 PM
January 25, 2023, 11:23 PM

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum freed from immigration hold

An Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum who was arrested while trying to cross the Mexico border has been freed and reunited with his brother after spending months in immigration detention
January 25, 2023, 11:23 PM
Charge dropped against Afghan soldier seeking asylum in US
January 21, 2023, 12:38 AM

UN says Taliban divided on appeal to restore women's rights

A delegation led by the highest-ranking woman at the United Nations has urged the Taliban during a four-day visit to Afghanistan to reverse their crackdown on women and girls
January 21, 2023, 12:38 AM
January 19, 2023, 12:20 PM

Taliban say 78 dead due to wintry weather in Afghanistan

Taliban officials say 78 people have died in just over a week during Afghanistan's harsh winter, adding to the country's humanitarian crisis
January 19, 2023, 12:20 PM
Taliban say 78 dead due to wintry weather in Afghanistan
January 17, 2023, 2:08 AM

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules

Mannequins in Kabul stores now have their heads cloaked.
January 17, 2023, 2:08 AM
Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules
January 13, 2023, 11:23 PM

Afghan rulers urged to reverse ban on women aid workers

The Taliban was urged to reverse all “oppressive” restrictions on women.
January 13, 2023, 11:23 PM
January 12, 2023, 1:51 PM

IS claims responsibility for Kabul attack that killed 5

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing that killed at least five people near the Foreign Ministry in the Afghan capital
January 12, 2023, 1:51 PM
IS claims responsibility for Kabul attack that killed 5
January 12, 2023, 2:08 AM

Afghan women athletes barred from play, fear Taliban threats

Afghan women and girls who once played a variety of sports say they have faced intimidation from the Taliban, including visits and phone calls warning them not to engage in their sports
January 12, 2023, 2:08 AM
Afghan women athletes barred from play, fear Taliban threats
January 11, 2023, 7:23 PM

Official: Explosion near Foreign Ministry in Kabul kills 5

A police spokesman in Kabul says an explosion near the Foreign Ministry in the Afghan capital has killed five civilians and wounded a number of others
January 11, 2023, 7:23 PM
Explosion near Foreign Ministry in Kabul causes casualties
1 month ago

Afghan Taliban kill 8 in raids of IS hideouts in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have killed eight Islamic State group fighters and arrested nine others in raids against the militants' hideouts in Afghanistan
1 month ago
Afghan Taliban kill 8 in raids of IS hideouts in Afghanistan
1 month ago

Women, kids among 1,200 Afghan migrants jailed in Pakistan

Officials say Pakistani police in multiple raids detained at least 1,200 Afghan nationals, including women and children, who had entered the southern port city of Karachi without valid travel documents
1 month ago
Women, kids among 1,200 Afghan illegals jailed in Pakistan
1 month ago

Afghan women determined, frustrated after Taliban NGO ban

Some women staffers say they will try to continue their work under the radar.
1 month ago
Afghan women determined, frustrated after Taliban NGO ban
1 month ago

IS claims Afghan car bombing that killed local police chief

The Islamic State group says it carried out a car bombing in northeast Afghanistan that killed a local police chief
1 month ago
IS claims Afghan car bombing that killed local police chief
1 month ago

Taliban ban women from working for domestic, foreign NGOs

The Taliban has ordered all non-governmental groups to suspend employing women.
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1 month ago

Afghanistan returns to the ‘dark days of the 1990s’: UN Women Official

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos spoke to Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, about the Taliban’s restrictions on women’s rights and access to education.
1 month ago
Afghanistan returns to the ‘dark days of the 1990s’: UN Women Official
1 month ago

US threatens Taliban with 'costs' after ban on Afghan women and girls from school

Blocking girls from elementary schools is the latest blow to female rights.
1 month ago
US threatens Taliban with 'costs' after school ban for Afghan women, girls
1 month ago

Taliban minister defends ban on women's university studies

The minister of higher education in the Taliban government has broken his silence over his decision to ban women from universities
1 month ago
Turkey, Saudi Arabia decry Taliban university ban for women
1 month ago

Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban

Taliban security forces in Afghanistan's capital city are upholding a higher education ban for women by blocking access to university campuses
1 month ago
Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban
1 month ago

Taliban prohibits higher education for Afghan women

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1 month ago
Taliban prohibits higher education for Afghan women
1 month ago

Taliban bans women from attending universities

The Taliban's Ministry of Higher Education has ordered all private and government-run universities to ban women from attending.
1 month ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
1 month ago

Taliban bans women from attending universities in Afghanistan

The Taliban's Ministry of Higher Education has sent an order to all private and government-run universities banning women from attending.
1 month ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
1 month ago

Taliban bar women from university education in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have banned female students from universities effective immediately
1 month ago
Taliban bans women from universities in Afghanistan
1 month ago

Death toll in Afghan fuel tanker explosion rises to 31

A Taliban government spokesman says the death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in a tunnel north of the Afghan capital has climbed to 31
1 month ago
Death toll in Afghan fuel tanker explosion rises to 31
1 month ago

Fuel tanker tunnel blast kills at least 19 in Afghanistan

A local official in Afghanistan says a fuel tanker explosion in a tunnel has killed at least 19 people and injured 32
1 month ago
2 months ago

China urges citizens to leave Afghanistan after Kabul attack

China has advised its citizens in Afghanistan to leave the country “as soon as possible,” following a coordinated attack by Islamic State militants the previous day on a Chinese-owned hotel in the heart of Kabul
2 months ago
Islamic State group claims attack on hotel in Afghan capital
2 months ago

Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

A Taliban official says a hotel catering to foreign visitors in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul was attacked and three of the assailants were killed
2 months ago
Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul
2 months ago

Taliban official: 27 people lashed in public in Afghanistan

The Supreme Court of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan says that 27 people were lashed in public in a northern province for alleged adultery, theft, drug offenses and other crimes
2 months ago
Taliban official: 27 people lashed in public in Afghanistan
2 months ago

'Retrograde' filmmaker seeks to spotlight those 'left behind' in Afghanistan

ABC News' Phil Lipof spoke with Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Matthew Heineman about his new documentary "Retrograde" about the final months of the war in Afghanistan.
2 months ago
'Retrograde' filmmaker seeks to spotlight those 'left behind' in Afghanistan
2 months ago

Taliban allow high school graduation exams for Afghan girls

Afghan girls will be allowed to take their high school graduation exams this week even though they have been banned from classrooms since the Taliban took over the country in August 2021
2 months ago
Taliban allow high school graduation exams for Afghan girls
2 months ago

Taliban: Roadside bomb kills 6 people in north Afghanistan

A Taliban official says a roadside bomb went off near a bus with government employees in northern Afghanistan, killing six people
2 months ago
Taliban: Roadside bomb kills 6 people in north Afghanistan
2 months ago

UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

A U.N. team of experts says the Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law
2 months ago
UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime
2 months ago

Taliban lash 12 people before stadium crowd in Afghanistan

A local official says that the Taliban have lashed three women and nine men in front of hundreds of spectators in a provincial sports stadium in central Afghanistan
2 months ago
Taliban lash 12 people before stadium crowd in Afghanistan
3 months ago

Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

A Taliban official says women are banned from using gyms in Afghanistan
3 months ago
Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms
3 months ago

Charity says 64 children killed by UK action in Afghan war

An advocacy and research group says Britain paid compensation to the families of at least 64 children killed by U.K. military action in Afghanistan
3 months ago
Charity says 64 children killed by UK action in Afghan war
3 months ago

Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

The couple are suing the Marine and his wife for allegedly abducting their baby.
3 months ago
Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby
4 months ago

Taliban says 5.1 earthquake jolts northeastern Afghanistan

A Taliban official says a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted the Afghan city of Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province
4 months ago
Taliban says 5.1 earthquake jolts northeastern Afghanistan
4 months ago

Bomber attacks Kabul school, killing 19

A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of Kabul on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, according to officials.
4 months ago
Bomber attacks Kabul school, killing 19
5 months ago

Afghan refugee family reflects on escape, new life in US

One year later, an Afghan family reflects on their escape from Afghanistan and what life is like now in the United States.
5 months ago
Afghan refugee family reflects on escape, new life in US
5 months ago

A year later, Afghan refugees grapple with new reality US exit created

A year after the chaotic American withdrawal, Afghan refugees must grapple with the new reality the U.S. exit created.
5 months ago
A year later, Afghan refugees grapple with new reality US exit created
5 months ago

9-year-old Kabul street peddler finds temporary safe haven in kids cafe

The Hospitality for Humanity program provides food and classes to street kids in Kabul.
5 months ago
9-year-old Kabul street peddler finds temporary safe haven in kids cafe
5 months ago

The slow unraveling of Afghanistan under Taliban control

In the 12 months since the Taliban seized power families resort to dire measures to put food on the table, hospitals are over capacity, and women are forced to give up their rights.
5 months ago
The slow unraveling of Afghanistan under Taliban control
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The women left behind: Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban

ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports on the brave women and girls struggling to cope after the Taliban erased many of their rights when they seized power in Afghanistan last year.
5 months ago
The women left behind: Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban
5 months ago

Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later - George Stephanopoulos Reports

Marking the one-year anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan, "Leaving Afghanistan" takes viewers inside the final days of the U.S. military withdrawal through the eyes of those on the ground.
5 months ago
Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later - George Stephanopoulos Reports
5 months ago

Most relatives of deadly Kabul drone strike victims still not in US as promised

Most relatives of the Kabul drone strike victims killed a year ago are still not in U.S., as had been promised by the U.S. government.
5 months ago
Most relatives of deadly Kabul drone strike victims still not in US as promised
5 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."
5 months ago
Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan
5 months ago

Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., discusses the anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Ukraine and the migrant crisis.
5 months ago
Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis
6 months ago

A year of struggle as an Afghan family builds a new life in California

Reuters has followed the Mohammadi family for their first year in the United States.
6 months ago
Afghan family struggles to build new life in the US
6 months ago

1 year later, Republicans, Biden White House argue over Afghanistan withdrawal

On the one-year anniversary of the Taliban taking Kabul, a congressional Republican report harshly criticizes the Biden administration for the Afghanistan withdrawal.
6 months ago
1 year later, Republicans, Biden White House argue over Afghanistan withdrawal
6 months ago

Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers

ABC News Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez and ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy discuss the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis.
6 months ago
Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers