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Afghan women look at the skyline of Kabul in September. 
Rahmat Gul/AP
22 Dec 2020 10:27

'Our Houses Are Not Safe': Residents Fear Taliban In Afghanistan's Capital

In a mosque on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, a preacher crowed to assembled men and boys: The Taliban, with their primitive guns, brought foreign forces to their knees, he said, and the Afghan government is next.

Patients being treated for the coronavirus at the Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.Credit...Jim Huylebroek for The New York Times
22 Dec 2020 10:22

‘Covid Can’t Compete.’ In a Place Mired in War, the Virus Is an Afterthought.

In Afghanistan, life goes on as though the coronavirus never existed. “Fake news,” some say, even as a second wave has brought on a surge of new cases and hospitalizations.