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    Two More Guantánamo Detainees Are Approved for Release

    A board has now backed the release of 12 out of the 39 men remaining at the prison, but U.S. diplomats must first reach security agreements with destination countries. The…

    Afghans Somber but Not Surprised as U.S. Calls Drone Strike a ‘Tragic Mistake’

    Afghans expressed a familiar anger at the Pentagon’s admission that an attack killing 10 civilians was a mistake, one of many such errors during the 20-year war. Video transcript transcript…

    Last U.S. Soldier Leaves as First Taliban Soldiers Arrive

    Asia Pacific|The last American soldier leaves, and the first Taliban fighters arrive. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/world/asia/the-last-american-soldier-leaves-and-the-first-taliban-fighters-arrive.html Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, boards a C-17 cargo plane…

    U.S. Shoots Down Rockets Aimed at Kabul Airport

    World|U.S. shoots down rockets aimed at Kabul’s airport. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/world/us-rockets-kabul-airport.html The U.S. military shot down rockets aimed at the Kabul airport on Monday morning as violence near the field threatened efforts…

    Evacuations From Kabul Wind Down as U.S. Prepares to Pull Last Troops

    Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are still thought to be seeking to flee the country, but President Biden and other global leaders have acknowledged that many will not get out…

    The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

    news analysis Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do…

    Biden’s Inaccurate Claims in Defending Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Fact Check The president made misleading or false claims about the reaction of allies to the withdrawal, the presence of Al Qaeda and conditions for Americans traveling to the Kabul…

    What is Shariah Law, And What Does it Mean for Afghan Women?

    Asia Pacific|What is Shariah law, and what does it mean for Afghan women? https://www.nytimes.com/article/shariah-law-afghanistan-women.html A Taliban fighter walking past a beauty salon in Kabul on Wednesday.Credit…Wakil Kohsar/Agence France-Presse — Getty…

    Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out

    President Biden’s decision not to begin mass evacuations of Afghans months ago has left thousands of people in limbo. Crowds hoping to leave Afghanistan gathered at the international airport in…

    US Military Begins Final Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Asia Pacific|U.S. Military Begins Final Withdrawal From Afghanistan https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/world/asia/usa-military-withdrawal-afghanistan.html The top American commander, Gen. Austin S. Miller, says he is often asked whether the Afghan forces are ready to fight…