Former Afghan Advisor: Biden’s Withdrawal Was the ‘Tipping Point’ for Afghanistan

Former Afghan Advisor: Biden’s Withdrawal Was the ‘Tipping Point’ for Afghanistan

Mr Ghani was heavily criticised and accused of abandoning the country

Ashraf Ghani: Ex-Afghan president describes moment he fled the Taliban

Taliban fighters have entered Afghanistan’s presidential palace hours after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

Afghanistan conflict: Kabul falls to Taliban as president flees

Afghan policemen search people at a checkpoint at the Chawk-e-Shahidan in Kandahar on December 13, 2020. – Dozens of Taliban fighters were killed in fierce overnight fighting between Afghan forces and militants who attacked multiple checkpoints in the insurgent bastion of Kandahar, officials said on December 13. (Photo by JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images)

The Future of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan & Pakistan

Afghan women look at the skyline of Kabul in September. 
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'Our Houses Are Not Safe': Residents Fear Taliban In Afghanistan's Capital

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

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

12-year-old Bilal survived a December 2018 night raid on his madrassa in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province, during which 12 other boys were massacred. “There were Americans in the corridor,” Bilal told The Intercept. “We could hear them speaking.” Photo: Andrew Quilty/Agence Vu


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America can't stay in Afghanistan forever, but it matters how we leave

In this late April 1988, file photo, Soviet soldiers observe the highlands, while fighting Islamic guerrillas at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts suggest that the two adversaries actually have more in common, especially when it comes to what they want to see in a postwar Afghanistan: a stable country that does not serve as a base for extremists to export terrorism. Both countries also are aligned in their opposition to militants from the Islamic State group.(AP Photo/Alexander Sekretarev,

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

This picture taken on June 30, 2020 shows a view of Israel

Israeli annexation plan goes wrong amid internal rifts, intl. backlash

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments

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Russia Foreign Ministry: NYT article on Russia in Afghanistan fake from US intelligence

Afghan Uprising Forces ride through the district of Nazyan in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangrahar Province. Photo: Andrew Quilty, 2019

Ghosts of the Past: Lessons from Local Force Mobilization in Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future

The Covid-19 death toll in Afghanistan is thought to be much higher than the official figure

Coronavirus overwhelms Afghanistan’s war-ravaged hospitals

Participants wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus gesture as they join the "Thank You Challenge" for medical workers fighting the coronavirus during the Yonhap News Symposium on Korean Peace in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. AHN YOUNG-JOON AP

US envoy to Afghanistan not going to Kabul

Newly freed Taliban prisoners sit at Pul-i-Charkhi prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A divided Taliban could unleash a new proxy war in Afghanistan

Wives and mothers of Isis fighters who have surrendered to the Afghan government. Photograph: Elise Blanchard

'There hasn't been rehabilitation': Afghanistan struggles with fate of 'Daesh wives'

Tending to a casualty after an attack on a market in the district of Sangin, in southern Afghanistan, on Monday.Credit...Noor Mohammad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Mortar Strikes Kill at Least 20 at Livestock Auction in Afghanistan

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Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan