An insider’s view of UK’s shambolic Afghan exit

A former Foreign Office diplomat suggested that out of an estimated 75,000-150,000 people who applied for evacuation under the Leave Outside the Rules scheme, fewer than 5% received assistance. Photo: Evacuees from Kabul on their way to Poland via Uzbekistan. Marcin Obara / EPA-EFE […]

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

While the movement’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has downplayed the threat, saying this week that Islamic State had no effective presence in Afghanistan, commanders on the ground do not dismiss the threat so lightly. Photo: A screen grab shows an emergency […]

Afghanistan: Ex-Bagram inmates recount stories of abuse, torture

Former prisoners return to the now-abandoned US-run Bagram jail, which was notorious for ‘enhanced torture.‘ Photo: Hamza recounts the torture he endured during his imprisonment at Bagram [Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska/Al Jazeera] All Photos: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska/Al Jazeera 22 September 2021 | Agnieszka […]

Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return

Speaking to Al Jazeera, acting PM Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund reiterates Taliban promise of amnesty for anyone who worked alongside the US and the gov’t it backed. Photo: Akhund: ‘The stage of bloodshed, killing and contempt for people in Afghanistan […]

First US-evacuated Afghan support staff arrive in Uganda and Germany

Twelve countries are accepting US local staff, including Albania, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Ukraine, Uganda and Colombia. Photo: An Afghan girl sits in the transit area at the US Ramstein Air Base in […]

What It’s Like To Be A Woman Reporting On The Taliban

Photo: Clarissa Ward is CNN’s chief international correspondent and the author of the memoir On All Fronts.Brent Swails/CNN 26 August 2021 | TERRY GROSS | NPR (Audio version also available on this page) CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward can’t stop […]