As Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021, a teenager got separated from his family at the airport and wound up on a plane without them. He's been living on his own in the U.S.
This start-up aims to provide both food and economic opportunity to Afghan women. But success means first overcoming economic crises, cultural taboos and Taliban interference.
An explosion near the Afghan foreign ministry killed five people and wounded several others, a Taliban police spokesman said. It was the second prominent attack in the capital so far in 2023.
Pierre Kattar edited the pictures for an NPR story about two of the teenagers killed in the Sept. 30 attack. On Oct. 10, he went to a demonstration in Rome and made an unexpected connection.
As the economy unravels, "everyone is getting a bike," says one young resident. It's the cheapest way to get around. But the Taliban's conservative culture means women cyclists are not welcome.
The Taliban banned secondary education for girls. In one secret book club, teens gather to discuss a book from another era that they find deeply relevant: Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl
The child incurred severe injuries in her right leg in the 2020 attack, which killed 24, including her mother. Complications mean a need for more surgeries. But it seemed impossible in Afghanistan.
When the Taliban returned to power, cultural heritage advocates worried history might repeat itself and the group would destroy objects it found offensive. The museum is open now but has few visitors.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Wednesday attack that also wounded children, the latest to strike the country in the year since the Taliban seized power.
About two dozen women marched in Kabul chanting "bread, work, freedom," "we want political participation" and "no to enslavement," just days before the one-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover.
Several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning
In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.
Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, in an interview with The Associated Press, said the Taliban have changed since they last ruled. He says they have no issue with the United States.
The Aug. 29 U.S. drone strike was supposed to target ISIS-K members, but the attack killed 10 Afghan civilians. Now those victims' families will get unspecified condolence payments.