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Recent articles by Rahim:

Nationwide polio eradication campaign starts in Afghanistan

The Taliban-run Afghan public health ministry has announced the start of a four-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign aimed at inoculating children under age 5 → Read More

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan

U.N. agencies say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years → Read More

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan

U.N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan’s children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign. → Read More

Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — U. N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan's children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign, the World Health Organization says. For the past three years, the Taliban barred U. N. -organized vaccination teams from doing door-to-door campaigns in parts of Afghanistan under their control, apparently… → Read More

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly roadside bombs targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, raising the specter of wider conflict between the country's new Taliban rulers and their long-time rivals. A string of explosions struck Taliban vehicles in Afghanistan's provincial city of Jalalabad over the… → Read More

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Bone-tired, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. → Read More

Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace

Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States → Read More

Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban's challenges

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out this month, a senior U. N. official warned Wednesday, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country's new Taliban rulers as they endeavor to restore stability after decades of war. About one-third of the country's population of 38 million is facing "emergency" or "crisis" levels of food insecurity,… → Read More

Afghans killed outside airport were seeking new lives abroad

Mohammed Jan Sultani had clutched his national Taekwondo championship certificates as he waded through the multitudes pushing to get into Kabul airport late last week. → Read More

Taliban largely close off Kabul airport as evacuation efforts wind down

The Taliban have deployed extra forces around Kabul’s airport to prevent large crowds from gathering after a deadly suicide attack two days earlier. → Read More

Afghanistan’s economic crisis deepens as airlift winds down

Hundreds of Afghans have protested outside a bank in Kabul as others form long lines at cash machines. → Read More

Taliban largely seal off Kabul airport as airlift winds down

Hundreds of Afghans have protested outside a bank in Kabul as others form long lines at cash machines. → Read More

Taliban guard airport as most NATO troops leave Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans have protested outside a bank in Kabul as others form long lines at cash machines. → Read More

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces sealed off Kabul's airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowledged was still leaving many of their citizens and local allies behind. → Read More

Taliban largely seal off Kabul airport as airlift winds down

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban deployed extra forces around Kabul's airport Saturday to prevent large crowds from gathering after a devastating suicide attack two days earlier, as the massive U. S. -led airlift wound down ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline. New layers of checkpoints sprang up on roads leading to the airport, some manned by uniformed Taliban fighters with Humvees and… → Read More

Biden holds to Kabul Aug. 31 deadline despite criticism

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those racing to leave the country before the looming U.S. withdrawal. → Read More

Taliban insist on airlift deadline amid new report of abuses

The Taliban warned Tuesday that the U.S. airlift from Afghanistan must end Aug. 31, ramping up pressure on an already chaotic evacuation as new reports of rights abuses fueled concern about the fat… → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban's top political leader in Kabul amid the ongoing effort to evacuate people fleeing their takeover of Afghanistan, a U.S. official said → Read More

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those racing to leave the country before the looming U.S. withdrawal. → Read More

Taliban insist on airlift deadline amid new report of abuses

The Taliban warned Tuesday that the U. S. airlift from Afghanistan must end Aug. 31, ramping up pressure on an already chaotic evacuation as new reports of rights abuses fueled concern about the fate of thousands of people still trying to flee the country. A senior U. S. official said President Joe Biden is also committed to the deadline, though European leaders had pressed for more time. → Read More