People attempting to board flights faced beatings by Taliban guards, the crush of heaving crowds and interminable waits in the dust and heat.
The situation in Afghanistan unraveled with quicksilver speed over the first three days of Biden’s long-planned vacation, which he curtailed Monday to return to the White House to address the nation.
In recent months, Pakistan, China and India have escalated their diplomatic outreach to the group in anticipation of the possibility that the Taliban would grow into a political force.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is betting that his standing has been improved by his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic while his main opponent has failed to gain traction with voters.
For some Americans, the pandemic has triggered a great reassessment of work and life. A Post-Schar School poll finds many are considering shifts in their careers and communities.
Senior U.S. officials said the Pentagon fell victim to the conceit that it could build from scratch an enormous Afghan army and police force with 350,000 personnel.
A sense of desperation about the future of women’s rights activists and others has followed the Taliban takeover.
Biden issues a harsh and bracing assessment on the casualties from America’s longest war, including the Afghans themselves, as the Taliban takes control.
The spectacular collapse of Afghanistan’s military that allowed Taliban fighters to reach the gates of Kabul on Sunday began with a series of deals brokered in rural villages between the militant group and some of the Afghan government’s lowest-ranking officials.
Every Olympic Games is expensive for the host city. But the pandemic kept Tokyo from getting many of the benefits.
What precipitated the brawling is unclear, but it unfolded as renewed pandemic restrictions and government pushes for immunization against the coronavirus spark fierce divides.
After two decades of fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the fundamentalist Islamist group is on the verge of seizing power again for the first time since 2001.
The summer of 2021 is a season of mandates, with rules requiring masks and vaccines reemerging as the pandemic’s latest cultural and political flash point.
‘My takeaway is that they priced this into the decision,’ a former U.S. official said of the Biden administration’s calculations about the possibility of a rapid Taliban takeover.
There aren’t enough psychiatrists, psychologists, developmental pediatricians or school psychologists to care for these kids, experts say.