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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…

    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…

    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…

    Taliban allowing ‘safe passage’ from Kabul in US airlift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser…

    As the Taliban Returns, 20 Years of Progress for Women Looks Set to Disappear Overnight

    As the Taliban reassert complete control over the country, the achievements of the past 20 years, especially those made to protect women’s rights and equality, are at risk if the…

    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…

    Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan

    Asia Pacific|Blinken Visits Kabul, Hours After Biden Speech on Afghan Withdrawal https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/world/asia/blinken-kabul-visit-afghanistan.html The American secretary of state said the trip was intended to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to Afghanistan.…