The Taliban has banned Afghan women working for the U.N. or other aid agencies. The repercussions could be devastating for programs in which women play a vital role.
Ride a bike. Learn the guitar. Continue studying. All of this came to a violent end for 16-year-old Marzia Mohammadi. Her diary lays bare the struggles of Afghan girls since the Taliban takeover.
Filmmaker Ramita Navai has seen girls and women forced to marry Taliban members or arrested for violating the morality code. Her new PBS Frontline documentary is Afghanistan Undercover.
Taliban representatives will be certain to press their demand that nearly $10 billion frozen by the United States be released as Afghanistan faces a precarious humanitarian situation.
Reporting from Kabul, Najibullah Quraishi says the Taliban's vice and virtue squads have reinstituted harsh punishments, including whipping, chopping off hands and even hanging people from cranes.
After weeks of trying to flee Afghanistan, 101 musicians, students and teachers with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and Zohra Orchestra finally landed in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
Taliban-appointed Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat said in a tweet that female students will need to stay at home until a "real Islamic environment" is created. He did not provide a timeline or other details.
The head of Save the Children in Afghanistan says it has been difficult to operate under the Taliban and their restrictions on women. Without humanitarian aid, he predicts serious casualties ahead.
Kabul's interim mayor did not give an exact number on just how many female employees would be forced to stay home because of the new rule. Previously about a third of city employees were women.
The massive U.S. airlift out of Kabul was a feat of logistics and stamina. But it was also marred by chaos and violence. Somehow, an unlikely coalition formed to try and help get Afghans out.
The San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, Calif., says officials believe some of the district's students have been able to leave since the U.S. evacuation ended Tuesday.
CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward says educated Afghan women fear they will lose everything under Taliban rule. "Based on my experience with the Taliban, you can't expect them to change," she says.
Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman in Qatar, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep about the group's plans for the country, which he says include allowing people to leave and no reprisals against enemies.
"I am not safe," a former high-ranking Afghan official texts from a hidden location, saying the Taliban have sent killers after them.
"Whatever happens in the coming days, we hold true to the idea that women can and should help shape the future of Afghanistan," said one nonprofit, as alarm rises about the Taliban takeover.