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World Aug 22Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee
At least seven Afghans died in a panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport, the British military said Sunday, as thousands were still trying to flee the country in a chaotic exodus a week after the Taliban…
World Aug 21IS threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport
The official said that small groups of Americans and possibly other civilians will be given specific instructions on what to do, including movement to transit points where they can be gathered up by the military. The official spoke on condition…
World Aug 20Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans’ fears
The Taliban say they have become more moderate since they last ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s and have pledged to restore security and forgive those who fought them in the 20 years since a U.S.-led invasion.
World Aug 19Afghans protest Taliban in emerging challenge to their rule
The Taliban have moved quickly to suppress any dissent, despite their promises that they have become more moderate since they last ruled Afghanistan with draconian laws.
World Aug 18Taliban violently disperse protest; 1 killed, 6 wounded
The Taliban violently broke up a protest in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person as they quashed a rare public show of dissent. The militant group meanwhile met with former officials from the toppled Western-backed government.
World Aug 16U.S. officials say 7 killed in Kabul airport evacuation chaos
Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of the capital's airport on Monday as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban seized power.
World Aug 13Afghan women fear return to ‘dark days’ amid Taliban sweep
The Taliban's lightning advance across Afghanistan has stirred fears they will reimpose their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam and all but eliminate women's rights.