World Photos show turmoil and panic as Taliban enter Afghanistan's capital Kabul
The Latest: Brother of former Afghan VP shot dead by Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban shot dead the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former vice president of Afghanistan, and his driver in northern Panjshir province, Saleh’s nephew said Saturday. Shuresh Saleh said his uncle Rohullah Azizi was going somewhere in a car Thursday when Taliban fighters stopped him at a checkpoint. “As we hear at the moment Taliban shot him and his driver at the checkpoint.” he said. A message left with a TalibanShuresh Saleh said his uncle Rohullah Azizi was going somewhere in a car Thursday when Taliban fighters stopped him at a checkpoint. “As we hear at the moment Taliban shot him and his driver at the checkpoint.” he said.
- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday evening, as the Taliban entered the presidential palace and declared the war "over."
- The rapidly evolving situation has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, with chaotic scenes at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday.
- International aid groups have warned of a humanitarian crisis.
Taliban forces entered Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul on Sunday, effectively taking control of the country following the capture of one provincial city after another over recent weeks.
These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban
Some Republicans now criticizing Biden voted to block legislation that would have expedited visas to help Afghanistan civilians fleeing the Taliban.The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to make it easier for Afghans who assisted the American military to relocate to the U.S. The Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act (ALLIES) Act was approved by a 407-16 vote on July 22. The 16 "no" votes were all from Republicans.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday evening, and the Talibanand declared the war "over." Ghani said he left to avoid bloodshed.
It marks a stunning end to the two-decade Western campaign in which U.S. and coalition forces sought to transform the country following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The rapidly evolving situation has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. There wereMonday at Hamid Karzai International Airport as Afghans and foreign nationals fearing a return to Taliban rule desperately sought to escape the country.
The United Nations has cited continued reports of serious human rights abuses and violations in the communities most affected by the fighting. International aid groups haveof a humanitarian crisis.
Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison
KABUL (AP) — Once, Kabul’s main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the government. On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been imprisoned. It was a sign of the sudden and startling new order in Afghanistan after the militant group swept into the capital nearly a month ago and threw out the crumbling, U.S.-backed government it had fought for 20 years. The Taliban now run Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, a sprawling complex on Kabul’s eastern outskirts.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio GuterresSunday about the future of women and girls in the country, saying hard-won rights "must be protected" and "all abuses must stop."
Thousands of Afghans rush to the Hamid Karzai International Airport as they try to flee the Afghan capital of Kabul
Taliban patrol the streets of Kabul
Afghans crowd the tarmac of Kabul airport on Monday to flee the country
An Afghan family rushes to the Hamid Karzai International Airport as they flee the Afghan capital
A US soldier (C) point his gun towards an Afghan passenger at the Kabul airport
Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace in Kabul
A Taliban fighter (R) searches the bags of people coming out of the Kabul airport
A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport
Long lines seen outside a bank in Kabul
A U.S. military helicopter is pictured flying above the U.S. embassy in Kabul
Taliban fighters stand guard in a vehicle along the roadside in Kabul
Stranded Afghan nationals arrive to return back to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani addresses the nation in a message in Kabul on Aug. 14th. Ghani then fled the country
President Joe Biden is seen during a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, their security team and senior officials to obtain updates on the ongoing security situation in Kabul
Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, Ghulam M. Isaczai waits to speak during a UN security council meeting on Afghanistan
US soldiers take up their positions as they secure the airport in Kabul
Displaced Afghans at a makeshift IDP camp in Share-e-Naw park in Kabul
A mother sits with her children in a tent at a makeshift IDP camp in Share-e-Naw park
A worker at a beauty salon paints over a large photo of a woman on the wall in Kabul
Afghans wait in long lines for hours at the passport office, desperate to get their travel documents
Displaced Afghan women and children from Kunduz pray at a mosque that is sheltering them
Germany's Bundeswehr prepares to evacuate German citizens and local Afghan forces from Kabul
Demonstrators shout "Peace in Afghanistan" and hold up signs as they gather in front of the White House in Washington
Jan Runyon visits her husband George William Runyon's grave site at Arlington National Cemetery on the day Taliban insurgents entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul
Video: Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands flee Taliban (CNBC)
The bursting 'Ka-bubble': Taliban extremism is remaking a once-cosmopolitan Kabul .
Restless Kabul residents ponder what remains and what changes in the Afghan capital after more than a month of Taliban rule.Some would say it was less a place than a feeling, the sense that this metropolis — supercharged by billions in Western assistance — was somehow insulated from the daily battles grinding outside the city gates. That wasn't entirely true. Bombings, assassinations and attacks echoed through the capital over the years. But unlike the provinces and hinterlands, this messy city of markets, mosques and green Ford Ranger pickup trucks felt like a relatively safe space in a battered nation.