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War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/5/2022 8:37:38 PM
No longer after winding down 20 years of war, President Joe Biden now finds the United States entrenched in a conflict in Ukraine, even without sending in U.S. troops, that could have a more far-reaching effect on a larger cross section of Americans than Afghanistan or Iraq ever did

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
3/1/2022 10:19:19 PM
Afghanistan and Myanmar are voting for a United Nations General Assembly resolution denouncing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to diplomats.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/1/2022 4:35:36 PM
Like much of the world, Arabs were stunned by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but the shock quickly gave way to indignation over media commentary seen by many as racist against people from the Middle East.

World - International
2/28/2022 11:50:16 AM
The Taliban have clamped down on Afghans leaving the country as, separately, their forces continue a massive security sweep, going house-to-house across the capital Monday in a "clearing operation".

World - International
2/22/2022 1:40:05 PM
Women working in Afghan government departments must cover-up, even with a blanket if necessary, or they may lose their jobs, the Taliban's religious police said Tuesday.

World - Region
2/19/2022 4:08:45 PM
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have detained several British citizens and an American, including a former freelance television journalist who has been coming to Afghanistan for more than 40 years, both governments and a family member say.

World - International
2/15/2022 3:11:10 PM
Afghanistan has undergone a dramatic transformation in half a year of Taliban rule.

World - Region
2/15/2022 11:48:59 AM
After seizing control of Afghanistan in August 2021 the Taliban promised a softer version of the harsh rule that characterised their first stint in power, when women were stripped of most of their rights.

World - International
2/14/2022 9:57:49 PM
Afghanistan will be forced to reconsider its policy towards the United States unless Washington reverses a decision to freeze part of the country's assets as compensation for victims of the September 11 attacks, the Taliban said Monday.

World - Region
2/13/2022 6:23:26 PM
Afghanistan's former president on Sunday called a White House order to unfreeze $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of 9/11 victims an atrocity against the Afghan people.

World - Region
2/13/2022 10:16:50 AM
Demonstrators in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday condemned President Joe Biden's order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the US for families of America's 9/11 victims saying the money belongs to Afghans.

World - International
2/12/2022 5:02:19 PM
A "number" of British nationals are being detained in Afghanistan, the UK government said Saturday, adding that it had raised the issue with the country's Taliban authorities.

World - International
2/9/2022 5:15:32 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday he had met with the Taliban's health minister for talks on the "dire" health and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

World - International
2/9/2022 3:00:59 PM
Only five hospitals in Afghanistan still offer COVID-19 treatment, with 33 others having been forced to close in recent months for lack of doctors, medicines and even heat. This comes as the economically devastated nation is hit by a steep rise in the number of reported coronavirus cases.

World - International
2/8/2022 9:19:21 PM
A Taliban delegation was in Geneva on Tuesday for a week of NGO-hosted talks on humanitarian access and human rights, as crisis-besieged Afghanistan's new rulers expand their international engagement.

World - Region
2/8/2022 3:28:32 PM
Al-Qaida's past ties to the recently empowered Taliban have the potential of making Afghanistan a safe haven for extremists, and ``terrorist groups enjoy greater freedom there than at any time in recent history,'' UN experts said in a report circulated Monday.

World - International
2/7/2022 9:35:41 PM
The United States on Monday offered a $10-million reward for information leading to the "identification or location" of the leader of the Afghanistan regional chapter of the Islamic State group.

World - International
2/5/2022 12:41:26 AM
The military investigation into the deadly attack during the Afghanistan evacuation has concluded that a suicide bomber, carrying 20 pounds of explosives packed with ball bearings, acted alone, and that the deaths of more than 170 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members were not preventable.

World - Region
2/2/2022 12:26:12 PM
Some public universities opened in Afghanistan on Wednesday for the first time since the Taliban seized power in August, with a trickle of women attending classes that officials said would be segregated by sex.

World - Region
2/1/2022 11:17:07 AM
The Taliban have arrested two Afghan journalists working for a local news channel, rights groups said Tuesday, weeks after two women activists went missing.

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