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February 17, 2024, 5:31 PM

Taliban decrees on clothing and male guardians leave Afghan women scared to go out alone, says UN

Those who don’t comply with Taliban interpretations of hijab can be arrested.
February 17, 2024, 5:31 PM
4 months ago

Strong earthquake hits western Afghanistan

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
4 months ago
Strong earthquake hits western Afghanistan
4 months ago

Death toll rises to more than 1,200 after powerful earthquakes strike western Afghanistan

The death toll from strong earthquakes that shook western Afghanistan has risen to over 1,200, the U.N. said Sunday.
4 months ago
Death toll rises to more than 1,200 after strong earthquakes hit western Afghanistan
4 months ago

More than 1,000 killed in Afghanistan earthquake

At least 1,023 people are dead and 1,600 injured after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook western Afghanistan on Saturday, followed by several strong aftershocks.
4 months ago
More than 1,000 killed in Afghanistan earthquake
4 months ago

Urgent rescue operation in Western Afghanistan

It's a race against time to save survivors still trapped beneath the rubble after one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Western Afghanistan in decades.
4 months ago
Urgent rescue operation in Western Afghanistan
5 months ago

'Didn't end the way I wanted': Gen. Mark Milley looks back at US exit from Afghanistan

Gen. Mark Milley said in a new interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz that he has "lots of regrets" about how the United States' 20-year war in Afghanistan ended
5 months ago
'Didn't end the way I wanted': Gen. Milley looks back at US exit from Afghanistan
5 months ago

Gen. Mark Milley reflects on US withdrawal from Afghanistan, 2 years later

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a new interview with ABC News that he has "lots of regrets" about how the United States' 20-year conflict in Afghanistan ended.
5 months ago
Gen. Mark Milley reflects on US withdrawal from Afghanistan, 2 years later
5 months ago

Gold Star families reflect on the Afghanistan withdrawal

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports on the two-year anniversary of the Abbey Gate bombing on “This Week.”
5 months ago
Gold Star families reflect on the Afghanistan withdrawal
6 months ago

2 years on, Afghanistan withdrawal continues to cast pall on Biden administration: ANALYSIS

Two years on, the Afghanistan withdrawal continues to cast a pall as President Joe Biden seeks reelection, experts tell ABC News.
6 months ago
2 years on, Afghanistan withdrawal still casts pall on Biden administration: ANALYSIS
6 months ago

Gold Star families ask for transparency 2 years after Afghanistan withdrawal

Two families discuss the loved ones they lost when 13 U.S. service members were killed during the evacuation of Afghanistan.
6 months ago
Gold Star families ask for transparency 2 years after Afghanistan withdrawal
6 months ago

Female Afghan students stopped by Taliban on way to Dubai

A group of around 100 Afghan women was stopped by the Taliban from boarding a plane to the United Arab Emirates in order to attend university there, their sponsor said.
6 months ago
Female Afghan students stopped by Taliban on way to Dubai
6 months ago

'A long road to go': How Afghan refugees are adjusting to life in US after fall of Kabul 2 years ago

How Afghan refugees are adjusting to living in the U.S. two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
6 months ago
How Afghan refugees are adjusting to life in US after fall of Kabul 2 years ago
8 months ago

State Dept. review finds Biden bears some blame for Afghanistan failures

U.S. State Department review of the Afghanistan withdrawal places blame on President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
8 months ago
State Dept. review finds Biden bears some blame for Afghanistan failures
9 months ago

Airman of the Year recounts life-saving mission during Afghan evacuations

Maj. Katie Lunning discusses the critical care flights out of Afghanistan that saved the lives of service members and fleeing Afghan people.
9 months ago
Airman of the Year recounts life-saving mission during Afghan evacuations
9 months ago

McCaul accepts State Department offer for Congress to review Afghanistan 'dissent cable'

The classified memo is at the heart of Republican's probe of the withdrawal.
9 months ago
McCaul accepts State Department offer for Congress to see Afghanistan 'dissent cable'
9 months ago

Reunion between former US diplomat and Afghan women’s rights advocate

A new book, “The Secret Gate,” details the harrowing story of how one former U.S. diplomat helped a woman escape from Afghanistan during the U.S. military withdrawal.
9 months ago
Reunion between former US diplomat and Afghan women’s rights advocate
10 months ago

Forbes '30 Under 30' honoree's charity accused of mistreating refugees, sued for fraud

The charity founded by Safi Rauf, who's been celebrated for his humanitarian work evacuating refugees from Afghanistan, is being sued for fraud.
10 months ago
Forbes '30 Under 30' honoree's charity accused of mistreating refugees
10 months ago

Biden administration blames Afghanistan withdrawal chaos on former President Trump

The White House has conceded that the 2021 removal of American troops from Afghanistan was handled poorly, and that the Biden administration should have acted sooner.
10 months ago
Biden administration blames Afghanistan withdrawal chaos on former President Trump
10 months ago

Biden admin acknowledges mistakes in Afghanistan exit but defends decision to leave

The Pentagon and State Department shared with Congress their after-action reports on the 2021 military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the White House announced Thursday
10 months ago
Biden admin acknowledges mistakes in Afghanistan exit but defends decision to leave
10 months ago

White House shares Afghanistan reports with Congress

The Pentagon and State Department are set to share with Congress their after-action reports on the 2021 military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
10 months ago
White House shares Afghanistan reports with Congress
10 months ago

State Department to provide reports detailing 2021 US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of State is set to provide Congress with reports detailing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021.
10 months ago
State Department to provide reports detailing 2021 US withdrawal from Afghanistan
1 year ago

House Republicans ramp up investigation into Afghanistan withdrawal

The GOP-led panel subpoenaed Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tuesday.
1 year ago
House Republicans ramp up investigation into Afghanistan withdrawal
1 year ago

UN leader: Laws restricting Afghan women's rights 'have to be reversed'

ABC News' Mona Kosar-Abdi spoke with Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohammed, on the crisis women are facing in Afghanistan and what the United Nations is doing to help.
1 year ago
UN leader: Laws restricting Afghan women's rights 'have to be reversed'
1 year ago

Afghan girls and women defy Taliban by continuing studies in secret schools

The brutal crackdown on girls’ education in Afghanistan began shortly after the Taliban returned to power in 2021.
1 year ago
How Afghan girls and women are defying the Taliban's ban on education
1 year ago

Meet the woman running a secret school network in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

ABC News gets an inside look at a network of underground schools founded by a 25-year-old, giving hundreds a chance to dream again in a country where women going to school is illegal.
1 year ago
Meet the woman running a secret school network in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
1 year ago

Afghans and advocates speak out after Taliban bans women from working with aid groups

The Taliban announced in December that women can no longer work with NGOs in Afghanistan: Advocates and Afghan women speak about that restriction
1 year ago
Afghans and advocates speak out after Taliban bans women from working with aid groups
1 year ago

Thousands of Afghan allies resettled in the US face uncertain future

Most were given only temporary immigration status and now many of those families fear having to return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule unless Congress acts.
1 year ago
Thousands of Afghan allies resettled in the US face uncertain future
1 year ago

Afghan allies who fled Taliban in limbo as they push to remain in US

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on the Afghan refugees who fled to the U.S. following the Taliban takeover in 2021. The refugees along with allies are urging Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.
1 year ago
Afghan allies who fled Taliban in limbo as they push to remain in US
1 year 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 year ago
Afghanistan returns to the ‘dark days of the 1990s’: UN Women Official
1 year 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 year ago
US threatens Taliban with 'costs' after school ban for Afghan women, girls
1 year ago

Taliban prohibits higher education for Afghan women

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1 year ago
Taliban prohibits higher education for Afghan women
1 year 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 year ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
1 year 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 year ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
1 year 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.
1 year ago
'Retrograde' filmmaker seeks to spotlight those 'left behind' in Afghanistan
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Bomber attacks Kabul school, killing 19
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Afghan refugee family reflects on escape, new life in US
1 year 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.
1 year ago
A year later, Afghan refugees grapple with new reality US exit created
1 year 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.
1 year ago
9-year-old Kabul street peddler finds temporary safe haven in kids cafe
1 year 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.
1 year ago
The slow unraveling of Afghanistan under Taliban control
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
The women left behind: Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later - George Stephanopoulos Reports
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Most relatives of deadly Kabul drone strike victims still not in US as promised
1 year 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."
1 year ago
Family reflects on life in America 1 year after fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Rep. Katko discusses Afghanistan, Ukraine and migrant crisis
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Afghan family struggles to build new life in the US
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Impact of Kabul’s fall to the Taliban lingers
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
1 year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Afghans still fighting poverty, hunger
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Taliban celebrates 1 year of rule in Afghanistan
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Afghan refugees face challenges 1 year after Taliban takeover
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul