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Afghan orchestra finds refuge in Portugalplayer

Afghan orchestra finds refuge in Portugal

Hundreds of students and staff of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and relatives escape Taliban, granted asylum in Portugal.

Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

The Iranian regime feels powerless and is not able to protect Afghan Shiites as it has in neighboring states.What course will it take?Op-ed.

Qatar to act as US diplomatic representative in Afghanistan

Qatar to act as US diplomatic representative in Afghanistan

The United States and Qatar have reached an agreement for Qatar to represent American diplomatic interests in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Did Pakistan's secret service aid the Taliban takeover? player

Did Pakistan's secret service help the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan?

The Pakistani secret service has faced scrutiny for allegedly helping the Taliban regain power and squash resistance in Panjshir.

Recognize the Taliban or face horror

Recognize the Taliban or face horror

This is not the Taliban’s first experience governing Afghanistan. If the movement has learned from past experiences, so has the world.Op-ed.

Taliban returns to city where they destroyed Buddha statuesplayer

Taliban returns to city where they destroyed Buddha statues in 2001

Villagers are alleging the group has blown up another ancient statue belonging to a persecuted minority group.

Gen. Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Gen. Mark Milley: I thought US should have left troops in Afghanistan

Top American military commanders testify to Congress that they recommended keeping several thousand troops in Afghanistan.

'They just shoot you': Gay Afghan speaks about fears of Talibanplayer

'They just shoot you': Gay Afghan speaks about fears of Taliban

A gay man discusses what might happen to him if apprehended by the Taliban.

Watch: Taliban 'foot soldiers' running amok in Kabulplayer

Watch: Taliban 'foot soldiers' running amok in Kabul, embarrassing leadership

WARNING: Graphic violence

Will Taliban close down women's driving schools? player

Will Taliban close down women's driving schools?

The owner of Afghanistan's first driving school for women fears for her future.

Taliban hang dead body in town square

Taliban hang dead body in town square

4 bodies of alleged criminals hanged in various locations in city of Herat after alleged kidnapping attempt.

Jim Jordan berates Biden: 'Incompetent administration'player

Jim Jordan berates Biden: 'Incompetent administration'

Jim Jordan assailed President Biden over the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and ongoing border crisis.

Watch: Taliban claim Panjshir villagers given 'amnesty' player

Taliban claim residents of last stronghold given 'amnesty' despite reports of brutality

Afghanistan’s last resistance stronghold fell at the beginning of September but contradictory versions of the takeover continue to surface.

Green Beret on Biden's pullout: Troops weren't given a chanceplayer

Green Beret on Afghanistan pullout: 'Every time I think this can't get any worse, it does'

Former US army officer blasts the Biden administration for its failure to protect American citizens.

Watch: Afghan-born American ventures home to save his familyplayer

Watch: Afghan-born American ventures home to save his family

The man dispels Biden's claims of a contingency plan to bring home Americans.

Senior Taliban leaders involved in bitter feud over war spoilsplayer

Senior Taliban leaders involved in bitter feud over war spoils

A major row has broken out between leaders of the terrorist group days after a new government was announced.

Both woke Leftists and the Taliban destroy books

Both woke Leftists and the Taliban destroy books

Strange that it is not only the Taliban who are destroying children's books, but also our liberal wokes. Op-ed

Have the Taliban emboldened Al Houthi?

Have the Taliban emboldened Al Houthi?

The leader of Yemen’s Houthia, Ansar Allah, recently vowed to take control of all Yemeni cities and liberate them from foreign powers. Op-ed

Marco Rubio demands US designate Taliban a terror org.

Marco Rubio demands US designate Taliban a terror organization

Republican Senator demands State Department produce annual report on countries which hold diplomatic relations with the Taliban.

Watch: Taliban 'invade' amusement park, go-karting ensuesplayer

Watch: Taliban 'invade' amusement park, go-karting ensues

Taliban fighters made their return to a Kabul area amusement park, where they engaged in activities such as arcade shooting and more.

Watch: Biden appears in 'Making the Taliban Great Again' signs player

Watch: Biden appears in 'Making the Taliban Great Again' signs

Commuters in York County, South Carolina were surprised to find giant billboards that featuring President Biden in a Taliban outfit.

Trump denies releasing 5,000 Taliban prisoners but did he do it?player

Former President Trump denies releasing 5,000 Taliban prisoners but did he do it?

Trump blamed the “inept Afghan government” for releasing 5,000 Taliban prisoners last year, but did Sec. of State Pompeo admit the move?

Watch: Iran rejects Taliban government as 'not inclusive enough'player

Watch: Iran rejects Taliban government as 'not inclusive enough'

Shiite Iran and Sunni Taliban at odds as the Islamic Republic brands the newly-formed state as not inclusive.

Taliban release legal code for women's educationplayer

Downward spiral? Taliban release legal code for women's education

With the Taliban announcing a series of restrictions on women's education, backers of the Islamist regime voiced resentment of the West.

U.S. to reassess Pakistan ties due to alleged Taliban backingplayer

U.S. to reassess Pakistan ties due to alleged Taliban backing

Antony Blinken said that while Pakistan's policy with regards to Afghanistan was unclear, it had harbored senior Taliban members.

Watch: Dogs left behind by US in Afghanistan get new handlersplayer

Watch: Dogs left behind after US pullout from Afghanistan get new handlers

While the Pentagon has denied abandoning the dogs during the chaotic withdrawal, they will reportedly be put back to work by the Taliban.

Watch: Tajik forces' 'prepare' for Taliban threatplayer

Watch: Tajik forces' 'prepare' for Taliban threat

As the Taliban gains strength, Tajikistan's army assesses its 'combat readiness' by holding a major military exercise.

Pakistan's ambassador to China: Taliban would welcome helpplayer

Pakistan's ambassador to China: Taliban would welcome our involvement

Pakistani Ambassador to China says he's certain the Taliban would welcome China and Pakistan's economic assistance.

Trouble brewing within Taliban's senior echelons?  player

Trouble brewing within Taliban's senior echelons?

With a number of tribes who've always been at odds making up the Taliban, divisions are emerging less than 2 weeks into the new regime.

U.S. Navy seal: You kill the bad guysplayer

U.S. Navy seal who took part in Bin Laden raid: You kill the bad guys

Navy Seal Rob O'Neill recounts the raid on the Bin Laden compound during which his team could have 'expected' death at any moment.

Watch: Taliban militants play pool in abandoned mansion player

Watch: Taliban militants play pool, show off swimming pool in abandoned mansion

Some-150 fighters now live in a mansion previously owned by a notorious warlord. They say this is 'nothing' compared to 'Allah's paradise.'

Taliban shoot rebel leader's brotherplayer

Taliban shoot rebel leader's brother as Measles outbreak stops flights

Taliban fighters reportedly tortured and executed Rohullah Saleh, brother of former Afghanistan vice president.

Twenty years later

Twenty years later

Who has best captured the reality of the Taliban and their interpretation of Sharia Law? Why, none other than George Orwell. Op-ed.

Taliban 2021: A turnaround in politics and governance?

Taliban 2021: A turnaround in politics and governance?

The extent to which its ideology and approach have changed concerns the Taliban hardline religious vision, leaders and supporters. Op-ed.

Taliban: We want ties with whole world except for Israel

Taliban: We want ties with whole world except for Israel

Terrorist organization which seized control of Afghanistan says relations with Israel sole red line in international community.

Taliban allows hundreds of US, foreign citizens to leave

Taliban allows hundreds of US, foreign citizens to leave on chartered flights

After days of banning chartered flights to rescue westerners still stuck in Afghanistan, Taliban allows the flights to take off.

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism towards Islamism

Totally tolerating the Taliban: Naive tolerism in the face of Islamism

Toleration of evil is not a Jewish value. In the 1967 War, tolerism led to a key mistake by a top Israeli General.Op-ed.

Watch: Afghanistan's last remaining Jew leaves the countryplayer

Watch: Afghanistan's last remaining Jew leaves the country

According to reports, despite threats to his life, Simantov was hesitant to leave his native state till the last moment.

Biden should step down over Kabul

Biden should step down over Kabul

The American Waterloo reveals itself in the details. Like that US officials handed the Taliban the names of those trying to leave. Op-ed..

Shaked refuses to grant Afghan women entry to Israel

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked refuses to grant Afghan women entry to Israel

Group of Afghan women cyclists requested to spend a month in Israel before moving on. Shaked refused.