UN leaders warn Afghanistan faces a humanitarian tragedy as Taliban forces race across the country. Meanwhile thousands of U.S. troops arrived to help speed up efforts to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation.
By Zeina Karam, Ahmad Seir, Associated Press
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.
By Robert Burns, Matthew Lee, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Three thousand fresh U.S. troops were rushing to Kabul to speed evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, as the Taliban pressed a lightning offensive that has captured much of the country.
By Tameem Akhgar, Rahim Faiez, Joseph Krauss, Associated Press
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.
People in Afghanistan are in disbelief and angry at their local leaders as the Taliban advances across the nation, reports special correspondent Jane Ferguson. Fergson spoke with William Brangham about how quickly security forces in the region collapsed after the…
By Associated Press
In a statement, the defense ministry said the troops will provide protection and logistical support for the relocation of British nationals where required. Around 4,000 British nationals are believed to be in Afghanistan.
By Tameen Akhgar. Associated Press and Rahim Faiez, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken another provincial capital, the southern city of Kandahar in the province with the same name.
By Tameem Akhgar, Rahim Faiez, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
The latest advance further squeezed the country's embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission there. The seizure of Herat on Thursday marks the biggest prize yet for the Taliban.
The Taliban on Wednesday seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local military headquarters in northern Afghanistan. The insurgents now hold some two-thirds of the nation as the U.S. and NATO finalize their withdrawal after decades of war. Bill…
By Tameem Akhgar, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
The Taliban seized three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan and a local army headquarters completing their blitz across the country's northeast and pressing their offensive elsewhere, officials said Wednesday.
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