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‘Deep concern’ as Afghanistan deteriorates, Taliban surges amid US troop withdrawal: Pentagon

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With the Taliban claiming to have taken control of 85% of Afghanistan – a claim that U.S. government officials dispute – Kirby told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace that the Pentagon was "not unmindful" of the ...

‘I thought this was the end of my life:’ Afghan journalists describe savage beatings by Taliban

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Harrowing accounts have emerged of the Taliban detaining and brutally assaulting reporters covering a protest in Kabul earlier this week, with one Afghan journalist telling CNN he thought he was going to die. Video...

9/11 20 years later: Survivors still seek justice while Taliban retakes Afghanistan

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged al Qaeda mastermind behind the attacks, and four other accomplices detained at Guantanamo Bay appeared in court for the first time in over a year this week for pretrial hearings fo...

Adam Boehler: Negotiating with the Taliban – here are the lessons I learned

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Despite their appearances, I always took them seriously and I never forgot that I was sitting across from fervent terrorists. In the trying times ahead, we must understand the enemy we face with no illusions.  The Ta...

Afghan allies trapped behind Taliban lines turn to prayers and unofficial channels as Aug. 31 deadline nears

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And with special immigrant visa applicants cut off from escape by Taliban checkpoints, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Rogers told Fox News Tuesday that non-government organizations have been working through unofficia...

Afghan director issues warning of massacres, child brides, banned arts amid Taliban takeover

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Sahraa Karimi is the first and only woman in Afghanistan to hold a Ph.D. in cinema and filmmaking and serves as the general director of the Afghan Film Organization. She took to Twitter on Friday in a plea to the int...

Afghan doctor who escaped Taliban with family calls Biden withdrawal unwise, warns of human rights abuses

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"It was not a wise decision to leave a nation in a very, very hard situation," Dr. Wais Aria told Fox News Friday. "People deserve to have their civil rights. The women deserve to have their rights."  Aria and his fa...

Afghan doctor’s family endures Taliban beatings to reach US: ‘I want to contribute something to this country’

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But now, separated from TABISH, the nonprofit he founded with just a donated laptop and built into an NGO with its own office building and 350 employees, he’s already trying to give back in the U.S. "People treat me ...

Afghan folk singer taken from his house and killed by the Taliban

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Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi was dragged from his home and killed by the Taliban in a restive mountain province north of Kabul on Friday, a local journalist told CNN, raising fears of a return to the militant g...

Afghan interpreter beaten, tortured by Taliban in front of family as his SIV application lags

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The interpreter, who requested his identity be kept anonymous for his and his family’s safety, told Fox News in an interview Thursday night over the phone that the Taliban came to his home and "tortured him" in front...

Afghan interpreter for US Army was beheaded by Taliban. Others fear they will be hunted down too

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Kabul, Afghanistan Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan. It was s...

Afghan interpreter for US military says Taliban is ‘hunting’ his family: ‘Biden broke his promise’

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"The Taliban, they just cut my cousin's neck off a couple of days ago…they are hunting my family and my brother's family," Saber Nasseri told "Hannity" on Wednesday. Nasseri served as an Afgan interpreter for 11 year...

Afghan journalist attempts to flee Taliban, describes efforts over gunfire

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"I didn’t want to … go outside of Afghanistan, but my mom forced me to please leave," the Afghan national told Fox News. Her mom told her: "I’m sure the Taliban will kill you because you’re a journalist and you’re a ...

Afghan journalist who confronted Pentagon spokesman: ‘This is the same Taliban’

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On Monday, Karimi pressed John Kirby, Press Secretary for the United States Department of Defense, and asked where Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani retreated to over the weekend.  She received no answers from Kirby...

Afghan journalist, women’s rights activist describe fleeing Taliban with help from Spanish reporter

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After safely making it to Spain, Khadija Amin, the journalist, and Massouda Kohistani, the women's rights activist, described their escape from the Taliban-controlled country in an interview with Fox News. Kohistani ...

Afghan karate champion on Taliban takeover: ‘Everything is finished for women athletes’

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Asadi told Reuters on Friday she had to flee Afghanistan twice due to the ongoing violence in the country and the Taliban’s return was not a good sign. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "All the achievement ...

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