The Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul following the collapse of the Afghan government last August sparked a humanitarian crisis as thousands attempted to flee.
“I don’t know what the difference is, why you have to be treated discriminately,” an Afghan refugee said of Japan’s immigration policy.
Afghan society has undergone a dramatic transformation since the Taliban swept to power one year ago.
A year on from the Taliban’s takeover, VICE World News looks at what impact the regime has had on global drug supply.
“Death is much better than the life we go through,” said the father, as his family grapples with both grief and the harsh realities of Taliban rule.
"Part of me wonders, in 10, 20, 30 years’ time, when I look back on this... Whether documenting the worst days in people's lives will be morally conscionable."
The strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahri in Kabul was partly the work of a military unit so secret that its name is officially confidential.
U.S. intelligence found Ayman al-Zawahri living in a rich Afghanistan neighbourhood where many top Taliban leaders live.
The grand assembly is made up of 3,500 tribal leaders and religious scholars, but – surprise – no women are allowed.
The death toll from the 6.1 magnitude quake, which struck about 100 miles south of Kabul, is expected to rise, with hundreds of people also injured.
With the rising demand for Afghan coal both domestically and abroad, the influx of young miners is likely to increase even more.