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October 5, 2022, 4:39 PM

Suicide bomber strikes at a center of Taliban power, kills 4

A suicide bomber has struck at a center of Taliban power, setting off a blast at a government ministry building in the Afghan capital of Kabul
October 5, 2022, 4:39 PM
Mosque blast at Interior Ministry in Kabul kills 2
October 3, 2022, 3:59 PM

Death toll in last week's Kabul school blast climbs to 52

A tally compiled by The Associated Press shows that last week’s suicide bombing at a Kabul education center killed as many as 52 people, more than double the death toll acknowledged by Taliban officials
October 3, 2022, 3:59 PM
Death toll in last week's Kabul school blast climbs to 52
October 1, 2022, 12:57 AM

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.
October 1, 2022, 12:57 AM
Bomber attacks Kabul school, killing 19
September 30, 2022, 2:10 PM

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul education center, killing 19

A Taliban spokesman says a suicide bomber has killed 19 people and wounded 27 at an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital
September 30, 2022, 2:10 PM
Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19
September 28, 2022, 3:29 AM

UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan

A senior U.N. official is warning of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don’t respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society
September 28, 2022, 3:29 AM
September 23, 2022, 3:58 PM

Taliban: Car bomb near Kabul mosque kills 7, wounds 41

The Taliban say a car bombing near a Kabul mosque killed at least seven people and wounded 41, including several children
September 23, 2022, 3:58 PM
Casualties confirmed after blast near Kabul mosque
September 14, 2022, 7:49 PM

US sets up Afghan relief fund with frozen central bank money

The Biden administration will transfer $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan central bank funds to benefit the Afghan people as hunger grips every province there
September 14, 2022, 7:49 PM
September 12, 2022, 4:58 PM

UN says Taliban have harassed its Afghan female employees

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has accused Taliban authorities of harassing its Afghan female employees
September 12, 2022, 4:58 PM
UN says Taliban have harassed its Afghan female employees
1 month ago

Taliban close girls schools in east that had briefly opened

Witnesses and social media reports say Taliban authorities have shut down girls schools above the sixth grade in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktia province
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Suicide attack at Russia embassy in Kabul kills 2 diplomats

A suicide bombing outside the Russian Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed two members of the embassy staff and at least one civilian in a rare attack on a foreign diplomatic mission in Afghanistan
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Blast outside Russian Embassy in Kabul; casualties reported
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4 Afghan kids playing with unexploded shell killed in school

Officials say unexploded ordnance detonated in southern Afghanistan killing four children and injuring three others after the kids brought it inside their school
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Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including pro-Taliban cleric

Taliban officials and a local medic say an explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan, killing 18 people, including a prominent cleric close to the ruling Taliban
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Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including pro-Taliban cleric
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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.
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Afghan refugee family reflects on escape, new life in US
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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.
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A year later, Afghan refugees grapple with new reality US exit created
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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.
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9-year-old Kabul street peddler finds temporary safe haven in kids cafe
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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.
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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.
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The women left behind: Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban
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UN warns 6 million Afghans at risk of famine as crises grow

The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that Afghanistan faces deepening poverty with 6 million people at risk of famine
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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.
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Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later - George Stephanopoulos Reports
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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.
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Most relatives of deadly Kabul drone strike victims still not in US as promised
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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."
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Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan
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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.
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Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 182 in Afghanistan

Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in different parts of Afghanistan have left hundreds of people dead in the past month
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 182 in Afghanistan
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Flash fooding kills dozens in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Local officials in eastern Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan say heavy flooding from seasonal rains has left dozens of people dead overnight
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Official: Flooding in eastern Afghanistan kills at least 9
2 months ago

Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric

An Afghan resident and police say that a bombing at a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27
2 months ago
Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric
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Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh

Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi has arrived in Australia to start afresh.
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Afghan Olympians resettle in Australia to start afresh
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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.
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Afghan family struggles to build new life in the US
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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.
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1 year later, Republicans, Biden White House argue over Afghanistan withdrawal
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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.
2 months ago
Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers
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1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger

Mélissa Cornet, an advisor for CARE Afghanistan, said the country is facing a humanitarian crisis a year after the Taliban retook control.
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1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger
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Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan

ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is live in Kabul, Afghanistan, where the Taliban is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
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Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan

Heavy rains have set off flash floods.
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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan
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Afghan refugees face challenges 1 year after Taliban takeover

State Department data shows tens of thousands of Afghans are still going through the process of applying for special immigrant visas.
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Afghan refugees face challenges 1 year after Taliban takeover
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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.
2 months ago
Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul
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Taliban celebrates ‘Victory Day’ in Kabul

Monday marks one year since Taliban forces took control of Afghanistan’s capital.
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Taliban celebrates ‘Victory Day’ in Kabul
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Warning signs that Afghanistan is in economic free fall after Taliban takeover

After almost one year since the country fell to the Taliban, Afghanistan is showing signs of crisis from poverty and lack of needed resources.
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Warning signs that Afghanistan is in economic free fall after Taliban takeover
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'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.
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'Don't forget about us,' Afghan women say, 1 year after Taliban's return to power
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A year on, ex-Afghan leader defends role in Taliban takeover

On the eve of the anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan’s former president has defended what he says was a split-second decision to flee
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How the absence of US troops on the ground has transformed Afghanistan

The Taliban are cracking down on women who protest.
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How the absence of US troops on the ground has transformed Afghanistan
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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."
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1 year since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
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Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school

For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year with no school.
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Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school
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Life in Afghanistan after drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader

ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports from Kabul as the city reels from the dramatic U.S. drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri.
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Life in Afghanistan after drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader
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Marine major and his interpreter find brotherhood amid war in Afghanistan

During the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, two men from opposite worlds grew an unshakeable bond.
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Marine major and his interpreter find brotherhood amid war in Afghanistan
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One year after US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Nearly one year after the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul, Ian Pannell reports from Afghanistan with more on what’s changed in the country now that the Taliban is firmly in control.
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One year after US withdrawal from Afghanistan
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US Marine and his Afghan interpreter write memoir about the war and escape from Kabul

The new memoir “Always Faithful,” co-written by Marine Corps Major Thomas Schueman and his former interpreter in Afghanistan Zainullah Zaki tells the story of war, escape and the bonds of brotherhood.
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US Marine and his Afghan interpreter write memoir about the war and escape from Kabul
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Young US soldiers reflect on evacuating Afghanistan 1 year ago

Some service members share stories of the chaotic evacuation as the war came to an end in 2021.
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Young US soldiers reflect on evacuating Afghanistan 1 year ago
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The story behind dramatic photo of US exit from Afghanistan

A year after the U.S. abruptly removed its military from the country, one of the most memorable images tells of heroism, compassion and split-second decisions that saved lives.
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The story behind dramatic photo of US exit from Afghanistan
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Taliban: Bomb blast kills 2 people in Shiite area of Kabul

A bomb went off in a minority Shiite neighborhood, the Taliban said.
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Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

The Taliban say they are investigating what they described as “claims” that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Afghan capital
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Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan
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US warns of possible retaliation for killing of al-Qaeda leader

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports on the Taliban’s reaction to the U.S. airstrike that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri.
2 months ago
US warns of possible retaliation for killing of al-Qaeda leader