The Taliban banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with sharia, or Islamic law.
Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at postgraduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education minister said Sunday.
Little is known about the leader of the Taliban who prefers to work from the shadows and delegate day to ruling of the group to deputies.
Ahmad Wali Massoud, a negotiator for the anti-Taliban resistance movement operating in the last province of Afghanistan not controlled by the Taliban, believes an “all-out war” is possible following failing peace talks.
After the Taliban seized Afghanistan last month, it made a point of issuing conciliatory words. But worrying reports are already emerging about its brutal rule.
Speaking from Oslo, the former Royal Marine recalled his emotions as his privately-chartered plane took off from Kabul on Saturday evening.
Kit Parker, a Harvard professor of bioengineering and applied physics who served in Afghanistan as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, shares his thoughts as the war officially comes to an end.
Photojournalist Paula Bronstein has covered Afghanistan for 20 years. She was recently evacuated from Kabul, shortly before the Taliban took over the capital city. Bronstein tells Yahoo News about some of the human rights issues faced by the Afghan women and girls she's documented through photos since December 2001.
Amid the collapse of the Afghan government, deadly terror attacks and an uncertain political future, the humanitarian needs in Afghanistan are as great as they’ve ever been. Crystal A. Wells, media and editorial manager of the International Committee of the Red Cross, explains how organizations like the ICRC continue to operate under extremely dangerous conditions and why they are committed to remaining a neutral party in the conflict.
Defence secretary Ben Wallace said he doesn't know what Pen Farthing's chances are of getting out of Afghanistan.
Foreign Office staff left paperwork identifying Afghans who had worked for the British for the Taliban to find, The Times reported.
H.R. McMaster, the retired Army general and former national security adviser in the Trump administration, tells Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff that the attacks seen today in Kabul are "just the beginning" of violence and that he believes there will be a "steady drumbeat of horrors inflicted on the Afghan people" if the U.S. does not intervene
Former Trump administration national security adviser H.R. McMaster tells Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff that, in light of deadly terrorist attacks in Kabul, "it's time to reverse course" and that, 'we have put ourselves and the world at a much higher degree of danger by giving a country to the Taliban."
H.R. McMaster, the retired Army general and former national security adviser in the Trump administration, tells Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman that the U.S. should consider supporting Afghan insurgents fighting against the Taliban.
Conservative MP Nus Ghani said Afghan women are being 'gaslighted' by male leaders in the UK who 'accept the Taliban’s PR'.
Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, President Biden said the U.S. is on pace to complete the evacuation of Afghanistan by Aug. 31, but he has asked for plans to adjust the timeline if it’s necessary. He said he is mindful that staying in Afghanistan puts Americans at risk from groups such as ISIS-K.
Marzia Babakarkhail was granted asylum in the U.K. in 2008 after Taliban fighters tried twice to kill her for her work in the judiciary. Now she fears for women activists who remain in the country as the militants return to power.