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January 31, 2023, 7:53 PM

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

The TTP claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing at a mosque.
January 31, 2023, 7:53 PM
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 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 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
1 month ago

Taliban leaders respond to Prince Harry's reported claim in 'Spare' he killed 25 fighters in Afghanistan

Prince Harry details his military service in his new memoir, "Spare."
1 month ago
Taliban responds to Prince Harry's claim he killed 25 fighters in Afghanistan
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

Taliban ban women from working for domestic, foreign NGOs

The Taliban has ordered all non-governmental groups to suspend employing women.
1 month ago
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Taliban bans women from attending universities
2 months ago

2 Americans released by Taliban

The State Department confirmed that two Americans who were detained in Afghanistan have been released and are expected to be reunited with their loved ones soon.
2 months ago
2 Americans released by Taliban
2 months ago

Taliban bar women from university education in Afghanistan

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

Pakistan: Afghan Taliban shell border town, killing civilian

Pakistani authorities say one person was killed and at least 20 were wounded when Afghan Taliban fighters fired mortars toward civilians near the southwestern Chaman border crossing between the two countries
2 months ago
Pakistan: Afghan Taliban shell border town, killing civilian
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

Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

A spokesman says the Taliban authorities have executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man in the first public execution since the former insurgents took over the country last year
2 months ago
Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover
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

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Pakistan has demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil
2 months ago
Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks, after suicide bomb
4 months 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
4 months ago
Report: Taliban killed captives in restive Afghan province
5 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.
5 months ago
What the Taliban prisoner swap means for the US and other Americans detained abroad
5 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.
5 months ago
American held by Taliban for years released as part of prisoner swap
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
6 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.
6 months ago
Taliban marks 1 year since 'Victory Day,' while others see nothing to celebrate
6 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.
6 months ago
Taliban celebrates 'victory day' 1 year after taking control of Kabul
6 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.
6 months ago
'Don't forget about us,' Afghan women say, 1 year after Taliban's return to power
6 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."
6 months ago
1 year since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
9 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.
9 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
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Family of US Navy veteran fears he will remain a Taliban hostage
2 years 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.
2 years ago
ABC News Exclusive: Family of last US hostage in Afghanistan speaks out
2 years 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.
2 years 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