Analysts say Pakistan made a power move by sending a female minister to talk shop with the all-men government of Afghanistan.
The public punishments have come a week after the Islamist group announced it will be “implementing Sharia Law” in full force across Afghanistan.
Afghan drug lord Bashir Noorzai was given a hero’s welcome by the Taliban after a prisoner swap that saw US hostage Mark Frerichs freed.
The U.S. left behind a wealth of military equipment when it left Afghanistan. That doesn’t mean the Taliban knows how to use it.
Dozens of girls protested after their brief return to education was cut short by local Taliban leaders.
More than 100 veterinarians and animal shelter volunteers are still hiding in Afghanistan or a third country, waiting for U.S. visas. One vet was killed in Kabul in July.
The Taliban say they don’t exist, but small groups of loosely linked resistance fighters still operate across Afghanistan and beyond.
“The Taliban regime is truly the dark ages for Afghan LGBTQ people,” a 21-year-old gay artist in Kabul said.
26-year-old Ayat blazed a trail for women runners in Afghanistan, but a year after the Taliban’s return to power, she’s been unable to find a new permanent home for herself or her family.
Some small-time Chinese entrepreneurs are thriving in Afghanistan, but state-backed mining and infrastructure projects are still in talks.
A year after they seized power, the Taliban is plagued by internal arguments about what an Islamic government in Afghanistan should look like, and girls’ education is the biggest casualty.
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.