The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban have positioned themselves around several major population centers, including the capital of Kandahar Province, as the Biden administration weighs whether to withdraw or to stay.

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The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban have positioned themselves around several major population centers, including the capital of Kandahar Province, as the Biden administration weighs whether to withdraw or to stay.

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

A women’s health club in Kandahar challenges conservative Afghan traditions that vilify exercise for women. Many work out secretly.

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An Afghan Boy’s Rape and Death Prompt a Rare Response: Arrests

Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.

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‘Hospital Needs to Be Quarantined,’ but Works On in Country at War

Twenty percent of the staff at one hospital is quarantined, but doors remain open as the war wounded are brought in.

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