BOSTON — Haseena Niazi had pinned her hopes of getting her fiancé out of Afghanistan on a rarely used immigration provision.
Ali Hussain Rahmani has been displaced by the Taliban twice in his life.
THE BACKGROUND: For Afghanistan, 2021 was punctuated by the chaos of a U.S. withdrawal and an uncertain next chapter. The Taliban, who were unseated as the country's rulers by a U.S.-led coalition after the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago, could not be stopped by a collapsing Afghan military and Western-backed government that fled. They quickly took power back in mid-August — asked, The Associated Press has revealed, by former President Hamid Karzai to help keep Kabul from falling into chaos and deadly violence.
The Taliban decreed they were banning forced marriage of women in Afghanistan. It was announced by the reclusive Taliban chief.
Prince William met with refugees, telling them "you couldn't be more welcome here" after they arrived from Afghanistan.
An explosion went off Friday among Shiite Muslim worshippers at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding at least 100 people, a T…
Today's headlines: Journalists from the Philippines and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize; an Afghanistan mosque blast has left many casualties, a Taliban police official said; plus more.
The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the Afghan capital, where a funeral service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid.
Afghanistan veterans are struggling with the Biden administration's decision to pull out of Afghanistan. Source by: Stringr