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.
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."
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.
With the rising demand for Afghan coal both domestically and abroad, the influx of young miners is likely to increase even more.
Afghan women are now coming under further pressure from the Islamist hardliners to cover their faces and only wear headscarves in approved colours.