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1 month ago

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air
1 month ago
Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors
2 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.
2 months ago
Taliban leaders order women and girls to wear burqas
2 months ago

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women defy veil edict

A new Taliban decree that demands women cover up from head to toe in public, showing at most their eyes, has left many Afghans angry or fearful
2 months ago
2 months ago

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women defy veil edict

A new Taliban decree demands that women cover up from head to toe in public.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership has ordered all Afghan women to wear all-covering clothing in public, and threatened to punish their male relatives in cases of noncompliance
2 months ago
Afghanistan's Taliban order women to wear burqa in public
3 months ago

Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvest

Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban have announced a ban on the poppy harvest, even as farmers in some parts of the country began extracting the opium from the plant that is needed for making heroin
3 months ago
Afghanistan's Taliban announce ban on poppy production
3 months ago

Family of slain journalist takes Taliban leaders to ICC

The family of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer who was killed in Afghanistan last year has filed a formal complaint with the International Criminal Court to investigate his killing
3 months ago
Family of slain journalist takes Taliban leaders to ICC
3 months ago

Taliban release 3 Afghan TV staffers detained over media ban

The Taliban have released three employees of Afghanistan’s largest television station who were detained over a report that the country’s new rulers had banned all broadcasts of foreign drama series
3 months ago
Taliban detain journalists over report on TV show censoring
3 months ago

NYC man gets 8 years in prison after trying to join Taliban

A New York City man convicted of trying to help the Taliban fight American forces has been sentenced to eight years in prison
3 months ago
4 months ago

Taliban official says dozens of criminals arrested in sweeps

A Taliban government spokesman says the group's forces have arrested dozens of criminals, kidnappers and smugglers in operations across Kabul
4 months ago
Taliban official says dozens of criminals arrested in sweeps
4 months ago

US eases trade with Afghanistan despite Taliban sanctions

The Biden administration is seeking to assure financial institutions and other businesses that U.S. sanctions on the Taliban aren’t intended to interfere with trade that could help Afghanistan emerge from an economic and humanitarian crisis
4 months ago
US allows trade with Afghanistan despite Taliban sanctions
5 months ago

Taliban talks in Norway raise new debate about recognition

Three days of talks between a Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Norwegian government and several allied countries have started in Oslo amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan
5 months ago
Talks with Taliban begin in Norway amid deteriorating humanitarian situation
7 months ago

UN political chief urges Taliban to be inclusive

The U.N. political chief says she had “frank and useful” discussions with a wide range of Afghans including senior Taliban officials during a three-day visit
7 months ago
7 months ago

Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

The Taliban foreign ministry is urging the U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets
7 months ago
Taliban official: Explosion kills one in Kabul
8 months ago

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan

U.N. agencies say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years
8 months ago
8 months ago

Taliban promise cash, land, to families of suicide bombers

The Taliban have promised plots of land to relatives of suicide bombers who attacked U.S. and Afghan soldiers
8 months ago
8 months ago

Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, but has stressed the need to engage in talks with them
8 months ago
Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule
9 months ago

NYC man convicted of trying to join Taliban to fight the US

He was convicted on charges he tried to help the Taliban fight American forces.
9 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
By the Numbers: Taliban inherit vast American military arsenal
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban uses guns, batons on civilians as US tries to evacuate thousands
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Auto-rickshaws stage protest against Taliban
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Afghan author: ‘It’s going to be bleak’ if Taliban governs like it did in 1990s
10 months 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.
10 months ago
The Breakdown: US forces face challenges as Taliban confronts crowd near airport
10 months ago

Memories of Taliban rule strike fear, uncertainty in Afghan women

Empowered young Afghan women fear a return to a repressive life.
10 months ago
Memories of Taliban rule strike fear, uncertainty in Afghan women
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban takeover raises questions about potential intelligence failures
10 months ago

Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban came to power in the 1990's during the Afghan Civil War.
10 months ago
Who are the Taliban?
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban tries to calm nerves with new announcement
10 months 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.
10 months ago
ABC News Live: Taliban claims group will honor women’s rights
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Florida GOP congressman: ‘We will face Al Qaeda 3.0’
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban seizes Kabul, chaos breaks out in streets
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban says everything is ‘peaceful’ as civilians race to flee Afghanistan
10 months ago

Were Taliban advances inevitable?

ABC News' chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz sheds light on the situation in Afghanistan.
10 months ago
Were Taliban advances inevitable?
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban seizes 3 cities in 24 hours as US sends troops to evacuate Kabul embassy
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Taliban closing in on Kabul as US nears complete withdrawal
10 months 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.
10 months 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
1 year ago

Pakistan says peace in Afghanistan in country's interest

Pakistan has already taken in 3.5 million Afghan refugees over the years.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire for Muslim holiday

Afghanistan’s Taliban have announced a three-day cease-fire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan
1 year ago
1 year ago

US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks

The retaliation comes as President Joe Biden has vowed to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.
1 year ago
US launches airstrikes against Taliban attacks
1 year 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.
1 year ago
New security threat from the Taliban
1 year ago

Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule

The Taliban have strongly warned the United States to honor its pledge to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 or face a “reaction.”
1 year ago
Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule
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 cheer Trump tweet promising early troop withdrawal

The Afghan Taliban are welcoming a tweet from President Donald Trump in which he promised to have the last of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas
2 years ago
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

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

Taliban officials say their organization has made several changes in its leadership ahead of expected talks with Kabul aimed at ending Afghanistan’s decades of war
2 years ago