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Afghan supreme leader orders full enforcement of Islamic law

The Taliban promised a softer version of the harsh rule that characterized their first stint in power, from 1996-2001

Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

Since the Taliban swept back to power in August last year, hundreds of fighters have returned to school

Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule

The Taliban's takeover pushed the country -- home to 38 million people -- over the precipice

Pope Francis prays for victims of Afghan quake; reports say at...

“I hope that with everyone's help we can alleviate the suffering of the dear people of Afghanistan”

Sweet smell of Ramadan tempts as South Asia’s Muslims fast

Huge crowds returned to the neighborhood on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic put a pin in large public gatherings

Desperate Afghans resort to selling their kidneys to feed families

The practice has become so widespread in the western city of Herat that a nearby settlement is bleakly nicknamed "one kidney village"

Ancient Afghan minaret in danger of ‘collapse’ after quakes

Built in the 12th Century, the Minaret of Jam has weathered earthquakes, floods and harsh desert storms

Afghanistan the most dangerous place to be Christian, advocacy group says

A takeover of the government by the Taliban has made it even harder — now, impossible— to live openly as a Christian

Taliban order Afghan shop owners to behead mannequins

The Taliban have also stepped up raids on liquor sellers, rounded up drug addicts and banned music

‘Dark future’: The distress of Afghan women who can no longer...

The United Nations predicts half of Afghanistan's population could run out of food during the long, cold winter

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