The latest on the Taliban. Officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, it is a military organization and movement in the middle of a civil war in Afghanistan. Founded in 1994, it has at times controlled Afghanistan, once from 1996 to 2001 and then again in 2021. The United States entered Afghanistan in 2001 after the September 11 World Trade Center attack, eventually assisting in the restoring of democratic rule to the country. In 2021, as President Joe Biden announced a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, the Taliban began to restore rule, ultimately leading to toppling of the sitting government.
Moral Injury—The Ongoing Fight To Bring Our Afghan Allies Home
Veterans remain prepared to help every single Afghan ally get to safety and begin life anew because they had our backs when it mattered most.
Prince William's "heir" status prevented queen from sending him to war
Queen Elizabeth said both William and Prince Harry should "do their duty" in combat, according to a former head of the British Armed Forces.
Five times Prince Harry could have owned mistakes instead of blaming media
Prince Harry previously told "60 Minutes" that "we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong" but "no one's telling us the specifics."
As border debate brews, DOJ leaves visas for Afghan legal allies in limbo
"It's either I escape or risk dying," a former Afghan official who worked in the DOJ program said. "I'm running out of time."
Pakistan warns cash-strapped Taliban fighters may join ISIS amid unrest
"If the Taliban do not have enough money, they may lose some of their factions to ISIL-K," Pakistani ambassador to the U.N. Munir Akram told Newsweek.
How Prince Harry's swipe at media over Afghan kills compares to reporting
Prince Harry said media lies put his family's security at risk, but did not engage with the Taliban's own statement.
What Taliban said about Prince Harry's claim he killed 25 in Afghanistan
Prince Harry made the revelations in his upcoming memoir, Spare, detailing how he shot the Taliban fighters from his Apache helicopter.
Taliban "worried about Andrew Tate" as they ask for his freedom
Taliban members reportedly said they were "worried about Andrew Tate," during a Twitter space discussion.
Exclusive: Pakistan FM says Taliban must be part of Asia anti-terror fight
"I want to give them that chance to demonstrate that they can take on this issue," Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told Newsweek.
Time to Try a New Approach With the Taliban: Theology
Last year, the red lights were flashing all over Afghanistan with a warning about genocide. The Taliban claimed they were different this time. Girls would be allowed to go to school, they said. Religious differences would be respected, they said.
Donald Trump freeing 5,000 Taliban members compared to Biden Griner deal
A deal was made by the Trump administration in 2020 to allow thousands of Islamist militants be freed as part of Afghan peace negotiations.
Whoopi Goldberg questioning Taliban, Hamas terrorist status sparks anger
"The View" host angered some viewers by implying that not everyone thinks the Taliban and Hamas are terrorist groups.
Pakistan's FM to Taliban: 'Not Wise to Fight With Women of Your Country'
Pakistani top diplomat Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said "this is not an issue for the West," but "for the Islamic world and Muslim women across the Islamic world."
Afghan Chief Swapped for U.S. Hostage Was First Eyed for 2014 Bergdahl Deal
"The Noorzai deal was a long time coming," retired Special Forces officer Jason Amerine, who led efforts to free detained soldier Bowe Bergdahl, told Newsweek.
The U.S. Still Has Leverage Over the Taliban
Ever since al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in his last hideout in an upscale neighborhood of Kabul, it has become clear that the United States needs a mechanism for managing a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
Biden Touts Killing Al-Qaeda Leader in 9/11 Message: 'We Will Not Rest'
"We'll never forget, we'll never give up and now Zawahiri can never again threaten the American people," Biden said in a speech on Sunday.
Don't Punish Afghans Twice Over
The real choice is not whether or not the U.S. should aid the Taliban government. Nor is it about "leverage" on the decisions of the new authorities, of which there is little. The issue is whether or not to do what is in our power to help the Afghan people, or abandon them as their needs grow.
A Year After U.S. Exit, Afghan Rebel Groups Are Waging War on Taliban Rule
"This has to be an international effort," a National Resistance Front spokesperson told Newsweek. "We can't be left all alone fighting international terrorism."
Taliban Approaching Deal to Buy Russian Oil, a Boon to Putin's Economy
The two increasingly isolated governments are nearing an agreement to help the Taliban acquire oil. But logistical hurdles remain.
Where U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Went Wrong: Ex-Commander McKenzie
Retired General Frank McKenzie, former commander of U.S. Central Command, said a series of decisions led to the chaotic withdrawal of Afghanistan a year ago.
Kinzinger Says 'Friend' Pompeo Lacks 'Moral Center,' Rips His Trump Support
The anti-Trump Republican said "it's sad to see my friend gone the way he's gone," referring to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
We've Abandoned Afghanistan's Religious Minorities
A year ago this week, the United States began its complete withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Russia, China Keep Channels Open With Taliban as Western Isolation Endures
Both China and Russia have publicly shown a willingness to cooperate with the Taliban one year after the fall of Kabul.
Meghan, Harry Foundation Receives Award From Afghan Refugee Organization
The Human First Coalition was founded to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees after the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Is the U.S.-Taliban Dialogue on Its Last Legs?
Will Ayman al-Zawahiri's killing bleed over into the ongoing talks between the U.S. and the Taliban on issues like counterterrorism and mitigating Afghanistan's humanitarian catastrophe?
Al-Zawahiri Strike: U.S. Bargain With the Taliban Was Always a Bad Deal
The U.S. drone strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan over the weekend took out one of the last remaining key figures behind the 9/11 terror attacks, but it also highlighted how little the United States got out of its 2020 bargain with the Taliban.
Pelosi Trip Risks Sparking Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis for U.S. and China
"We've seen in the last 48 hours the movement of military assets by both sides toward the Taiwan Strait," Crisis Group senior analyst Amanda Hsiao said.
Who Was Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and Why Did U.S. Kill Him?
Al-Qaeda leader and co-conspirator of the 9/11 attacks, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by U.S. forces in a drone strike over the weekend in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's No. 2 Man, Killed by U.S.
Following the 2011 death of bin Laden, al-Zawahiri hid in the remote regions of Pakistan while carrying out the work of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Adam Kinzinger Warns of 'Christian Taliban' While Slamming Lauren Boebert
"There is no difference between this and the Taliban," the GOP congressman said, reacting to Boebert's remarks on the separation of church and state.