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Afghan news anchor says Taliban blocked her from working

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"I didn't give up after the change of system and went to attend my office, but unluckily I was not allowed despite showing my office card," well-known Afghanistan news anchor Shabnam Dawran said while wearing a hijab...

Afghan translators land in US, say US leaving others behind who face death threats from Taliban

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"Although it was a long journey for us, the visa process took a long time, like three and a half years, but finally [we] made it," the man who asked not to be identified told Fox News. "I feel safe. You know, I feel ...

Afghan translators, families fear Taliban takeover as they try escaping to US

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Since 2012, Hazeen has worked with Americans as a translator as they interrogated high-value terror suspects including members of the Taliban.   "I believe that as soon they are here, they will chase people like me w...

Afghan women react to Taliban allowing girls back in school as fears persist for their safety

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Such restrictions include separation of men and women. Women must wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face. Women must also end their lesson five minutes earlier than men to stop them from mingling outs...

Afghan women report forced marriages to flee country amid Taliban takeover, sources say

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US officials processing Afghan refugees abroad recently alerted the State Department to instances in which women and girls were forced into marriage or arrived with male partners posing as their husbands to be eligi...

Afghan women’s soccer team escapes Taliban control, thanks to some powerful teammates

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Former Afghan women’s soccer captain Khalida Popal was a key "player" in getting the girls and others out.      "Some of their family members were killed or taken by the Taliban," Popal said. "So the danger and distr...

Afghanistan crisis: Christian veteran’s nonprofit helps save 8 lives from Taliban terror

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"I'm thankful for everyone involved," All Things Possible founder Victor Marx told Fox News Friday. "We may be running point on some operations, but it's a huge network and it's a lot of people that care to get these...

Afghanistan IG says it was ‘not surprising’ how country fell to Taliban: ‘All the signs have been there’

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John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), told NPR Sunday that the signs have been there for nearly a decade. KABUL AIRPORT: 3 KILLED BY GUNFIRE OUTSIDE TERMINAL BUILDING, REPO...

Afghanistan is the world’s opium king. Can the Taliban afford to kill off their ‘un-Islamic’ cash cow?

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When the khaki-colored landscapes of Afghanistan are transformed by a patchwork of pink, white and purple each spring, farmers rejoice. Their cash crop of poppies is ready for harvesting. Opium cultivation has long ...

Afghanistan women’s rights protester says Taliban violence won’t stop future demonstrations

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"It might be quite challenging for everybody to go out and to still resist and do demonstrations, but that will not stop people," the activist said. "That will not stop women." The woman, whose identity Fox News is n...

Afghanistan: Rep. Michael McCaul says US has no intel in nation, gives victory to Taliban, other adversaries

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"The Taliban, their stripes just got bigger," McCaul told Fox News in an interview. "We have no intelligence on the ground now," he continued. "We are completely dark. With the exception of the airport we will be dar...

Afghanistan’s last Jew leaves country after Taliban takeover

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Zebulon Simentov, 62, lived in a dilapidated synagogue in Kabul, kept kosher and prayed in Hebrew, while enduring decades of war as the country's centuries-old Jewish community dwindled.  FILE: Zebulon Sime...

Afghanistan’s Taliban government calls for ‘restraint’ in Ukraine-Russia war

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"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and expresses concern about real possibility of civilian casualties," the statement, which the Taliban government spokesman Abdul Qah...

Afghanistan’s Taliban under threat from internal terrorist organization ISIS-K

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"They can create some real trouble for the Taliban," the Heritage Institute’s Jim Carafano told us.  Like a brazen attack in Taliban-controlled Kabul this week. A suicide bomber targeted a military hospital. Gunmen s...

Afghanistan’s coming weeks, months could be ‘very detrimental’ as aid problems mounting under Taliban rule

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His comments come as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken faces fresh grilling on Capitol Hill as to why the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan unfolded the way it did – and why the Taliban were abl...

Afghans plead for faster US evacuation from Taliban rule

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President Joe Biden and his top officials said the U.S. was working to speed up the evacuation but made no promises how long it would last or how many desperate people it would fly to safety "We don’t have the capabi...