Taliban

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UK aid to Afghanistan entrenched corruption and injustice, report finds
Government watchdog says £3.5bn aid in 20 years to 2020 failed to achieve aim of stabilising Afghan government

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Dominic Raab’s conflicts with staff led to delays in Afghanistan evacuation, sources claim
Raab allegedly allowed only a handful of senior staff to engage with him near the final stages of the operation

Aubrey Allegretti and Anna Isaac

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Retrograde review – extraordinary insider’s view of US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Documentary maker Matthew Heineman watches a tragedy unfold as he follows the Green Berets supporting the Afghan army in the last months of the war against the Taliban

Leslie Felperin

08, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘No darkness is for ever’: can an activist in exile persuade the Taliban to allow teaching on TV?
The regime’s closure of her support and literacy centres for women and girls was crushing, but Jamila Afghani is looking for ways to build a brighter future for the Afghan women she left behind

Isabel Choat

03, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Gay Afghan student ‘murdered by Taliban’ as anti-LGBTQ+ violence rises
Death of Hamed Sabouri is latest in wave of attacks, with rights groups warning thousands are in hiding or trying to flee country

Deepa Parent

18, Oct, 2022 @5:24 PM

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‘She could have done so much good in this world’: victims of the Kabul blast remembered
Relatives and friends of young women killed by a suicide bomber at an education centre in Afghanistan last week write about their loved ones

Deepa Parent

05, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Taliban beat women protesting against school bombing, say witnesses
Forces said to have opened fire on crowds who were demonstrating over attack targeting Hazara community

Deepa Parent

02, Oct, 2022 @3:43 PM

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‘I will reach Europe or die’: three stories of Afghan refugees in Turkey
Having paid smugglers to organise a dangerous escape, those fleeing the Taliban face persistent hostility

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Istanbul

07, Sep, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Hundreds of Hazaras killed by ISKP since Taliban took power, say rights group
Human Rights Watch says Taliban is failing to protect Shia minority from violent attacks on mosques, schools and workplaces

Weronika Strzyżyńska

06, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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I have spent a year helping people flee the Taliban: failure is traumatic, success bittersweet | Ruchi Kumar
We are still trying to find ways to get visas – writing letters, appealing to governments – but the options are running out, says Ruchi Kumar

Ruchi Kumar

31, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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In hiding, an Afghan woman set alight by the Taliban is forced to wait to join her brother in Brisbane
Huma and her family fled to Pakistan where they now fear deportation. Australia’s visa backlog is making them increasingly desperate

Eden Gillespie

25, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘The Taliban don’t know how to govern’: the Afghan women shaping global policy from exile
Despite the upheaval of the Taliban takeover, the ‘group of six’ are finding ways to tackle the political and humanitarian crisis

Rosie Swash and Ruchi Kumar

25, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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