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Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper

Afghanistan Herat Taliban

Kabul, Afghanistan Reuters Taliban insurgents entered the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter. The senior official told Reuters the Taliban were coming in “from all sides” but gave no further details. Taliban forces patrol a street in Herat, Afghanistan, on […]

As Taliban advance, Afghan businesswomen fear return of ‘dark era’

Afghanistan Kabul Marzia Hafizi

Kabul, AfghanistanThomson Reuters Foundation As the Taliban rapidly advance across Afghanistan, designer Marzia Hafizi is worried about the survival of her fashion business and of the gains women have made in the last 20 years. Hafizi, 29, opened her clothing store Lora in the capital Kabul in 2018, fulfilling a long-held dream of becoming a businesswoman […]