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The Guardian view on the Afghanistan withdrawal: an unwinnable war | Editorial
Editorial: Joe Biden has called time on America’s longest war. The decision exposes the limits of US power and leaves an uncertain future

Editorial

15, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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US has ‘low to moderate confidence’ in reports of Russian bounty on US troops
US intelligence evaluates claims of Afghanistan bounties in press reports that sparked outrage and calls to confront Kremlin

Julian Borger in Washington

15, Apr, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Biden announces all US and Nato troops to leave Afghanistan by September 11
Withdrawal of US and Nato military personnel to begin on 1 May as president says ‘it’s time to end America’s longest war’

Dan Sabbagh in London and Julian Borger in Washington

14, Apr, 2021 @7:06 PM

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‘Terrible days ahead’: Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban
After 20 years of liberty, female education is once again threatened by hardline Islamists

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat and Michael Safi

14, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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US defense secretary Austin visits Afghanistan as exit deadline looms
Surprise visit and meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul ahead of 1 May deadline to bring US troops home

Martin Pengelly and agencies

21, Mar, 2021 @3:22 PM

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'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanistan met with protest
Government appears to backtrack on decree after women take to social media to sing in defiance under #IAmMySong hashtag

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

16, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 years slip away
As the deadline for US withdrawal looms, the Taliban are seizing their chance and the death toll rises daily

Lyse Doucet

07, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Young film-maker finds love and laughter amid the tragedy in Afghanistan’s first romcom
Movie about an affair between a woman and an older man aims to challenge stereotype of Afghan women as weak and repressed

Rob Walker

07, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'I'd like to join Pixar one day': meet Afghanistan's first female animator
Born under Taliban rule, Sara Barackzay studied abroad and now hopes to start her own school

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

02, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Stay, go, delay: Joe Biden is trapped and has no good choices in Afghanistan
The president has inherited an unpopular war, and whatever he decides to do about it will be fraught with danger

Simon Tisdall

28, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Shot at by both sides': Families flee as Taliban battles for territory in Kandahar

Villages in southern Afghanistan have become frontline of conflict as peace talks stall and uncertainty surrounds US withdrawal

Charlie Faulkner in Kandahar

24, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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‘I am not afraid to fight’: the female Afghan colonel who survived the Taliban's assassins
Saba Sahar, who returned fire while protecting her daughter, survived one of a wave of recent assassination attempts that have killed six policewomen

Ruchi Kumar

24, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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