Afghanistan

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As U.S. began its troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, reports said the Taliban made advances to seize more territory that led to a spike in civilian casualties. ...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Wednesday that Afghanistan could become a “pariah state” if a peace deal is not reached between the government and the Taliban. ...
In Kabul, it is increasingly clear that the U.S. departure is so rushed and poorly planned that it will be impossible to evacuate everyone at risk of Taliban reprisal. ...
The Taliban have launched 22,000 attacks on the Afghan military in the past four months and retaken much of the country's territory. ...

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