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World Oct 22Israel outlaws Palestinian human rights groups, causing backlash from Israeli, international rights organizations
Most of the targeted organizations document alleged human rights violations by Israel as well as the Palestinian Authority, both of which routinely detain Palestinian activists.
World Aug 31The Taliban now face the challenge of governing a nation of 38 million people
The challenges the Taliban face in reviving the economy could give Western nations leverage as they push the group to fulfill a pledge to allow free travel, form an inclusive government and guarantee women's rights.
World Aug 30Taliban celebrate as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan
The U.S. departure marked the end of a massive airlift in which tens of thousands of people fled Afghanistan, fearful of the return of Taliban rule after the militants took over most of the country and rolled into the capital…
World Aug 30Rockets fired at Kabul airport but U.S. evacuation flights continue
Islamic State militants fired a volley of rockets at Kabul’s rapidly emptying international airport on Monday, with just hours left before a deadline for U.S. forces to withdraw at the end of America’s longest war.
World Aug 26Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 U.S. troops
Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
World Aug 26Islamic State group behind deadly attack outside Kabul airport, U.S. official says
Two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport Thursday, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
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 13Taliban sweep across Afghanistan’s south, take 4 more cities
The Taliban completed their sweep of the country's south on Friday as they took four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that is gradually encircling Kabul, just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war.
World Jul 05Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses
Israel's parliament is to vote on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens of Israel from extending citizenship or even residency permits to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Critics say…
World May 25Blinken says U.S. will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Tuesday to "rally international support" to aid Gaza following a devastating war there while keeping any assistance out of the hands of its militant Hamas rulers, as he began a regional tour to…