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September 07, 2022
Pakistan's Monsoon Rains Threaten 4,500-Year-Old UNESCO World Heritage Site
The ancient archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro is now in danger of being destroyed in flood-devastated Pakistan, where an unprecedented monsoon season has claimed more than 1,300 lives and left millions homeless.
June 23, 2022
Rescuers Battle To Reach Remote Epicenter Of Deadly Afghan Earthquake
Efforts to reach communities in Afghanistan affected by the June 22 earthquake are being hampered by bad roads and heavy rain. The magnitude-6.1 quake is known to have killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500. The epicenter was 160 kilometers southeast of Kabul near the Pakistani border.
March 17, 2022
Afghan Refugees In U.S. To Receive Temporary Protected Status
Afghan refugees in the United States will be allowed to stay for at least 18 months under temporary protected status, the government said on March 16, a move that will help some of the thousands who arrived following the chaotic American withdrawal from their country.
September 08, 2021
Despite Gunfire And Lashings, Afghan Women's Protests Grow
Hundreds of Afghan women have been leading protests in several cities across the country demanding the protection of rights for women and denouncing what they say is Pakistan's support for the Taliban takeover. At a Kabul protest on September 7, Taliban gunmen fired in the air.
September 05, 2021
Paris Rally Pledges Solidarity With Afghan Women
A rally in central Paris on September 5 voiced support for the plight of Afghanistan's women. An estimated 200 people, including expatriate Afghans and French supporters of aid groups, condemned the human rights violations reported from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in mid-August.
September 04, 2021
Taliban Militants Use Tear Gas, Fire Warning Shots As Women Demand Equal Rights
The Taliban used tear gas and warning shots to disperse a march for women's rights on September 4 in Kabul. A group of men were seen debating with the protesters before an armed unit cracked down on the march. Dozens of Afghan women have recently braved the Taliban's wrath by holding rallies.
August 27, 2021
Biden's Warning On Deadly Kabul Airport Attack: 'We Will Make You Pay'
Speaking from the White House on August 26, Biden said the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate was to blame for suicide-bomb attacks at the Kabul airport that killed 13 American service members and dozens of Afghan civilians. (AP)
August 22, 2021
British, Belgian Armies Evacuate Afghan Co-Workers
The Defense ministries of Britain and Belgium have released footage from ongoing evacuations of Afghan contractors and their families. The British video shows evacuees walking toward a plane in Kabul on August 21. The Belgian video from the same day captures the arrival of 34 Afghans in Belgium.
August 21, 2021
Deadly Stampede At Kabul Airport As People Try To Flee
There were chaotic scenes at the evacuation center outside Kabul airport on August 21 as footage from British broadcaster Sky News showed soldiers covering the bodies of people crushed trying to flee the country. (Sky News via AP)
August 21, 2021
Desperate Crowds Swell At Kabul Airport
Tens of thousands of people are still waiting outside the airport in Kabul on August 21 hoping to be airlifted following U.S. President Joe Biden’s new pledge to help those who supported the U.S. campaign over the last 20 years. (Sky News via AP)
August 19, 2021
Deaths Reported As Afghans Unfurl Flags To Defy Taliban On Independence Day
In a symbolic challenge to Taliban rule, Afghans unfurled the black, red, and green national flag to mark their nation’s independence day on August 19. Several people were reportedly killed in the city of Asadabad when Taliban fighters fired on people waving the flag.
August 18, 2021
'I Cannot Believe Them': Afghan Women Skeptical Of Taliban's Promises
Afghan women have reacted with skepticism to a promise by the Taliban that it would respect their rights "within the limits of Islam." Members of the militant group made the comments during their first press conference after seizing the Afghan capital, Kabul.
August 15, 2021
Kabul Residents Brace Themselves As Taliban Militants Enter Afghan Capital
Kabul residents were bracing themselves on August 15 amid reports that Taliban militants had entered the Afghan capital. Officials told Reuters the militants were coming in "from all sides" but there were no reports of fighting.
August 09, 2021
Damaged Buildings, Fleeing Families: Taliban Overruns Six Provincial Capitals Including Kunduz
Heavy fighting damaged dozens of buildings and forced civilians to flee after Taliban militants overran six Afghan provincial capitals, including the strategic northern provincial capital of Kunduz.
July 01, 2021
Pakistani Who Killed Boss For Blasphemy Gets Death Penalty
An anti-terrorism court in eastern Pakistan has issued a death sentence to a former security guard who last year shot and killed his bank's manager after accusing him of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a lawyer said on July 1.
April 29, 2021
Biden On Afghanistan: Time To Bring Troops Home
U.S. President Joe Biden has reiterated his intention to end the U.S. war presence in Afghanistan. In a presidential address to Congress marking his first 100 days in office, Biden said on April 28: "After 20 years of valor and sacrifice, it is time to bring those troops home."