GEYAN, Afghanistan — As dawn broke over his village on Friday morning, Abdul Qadir dug through the rubble of his family home desperate to find a small sack of flour buried somewhere beneath the piles of wood and dust. Like many in this desolate stretch of eastern Afghanistan, the smallContinue Reading

SHARANA, Afghanistan — As the earth shook, she said, speaking through her tears, she felt the walls of the room collapsing on her. Then everything went dark. When Hawa, a 30-year-old mother of six, regained consciousness, she was choking on dust, and struggled to make sense of the scene aroundContinue Reading

A view of a sprawling cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 9, 2022. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption toggle caption Ebrahim Noroozi/AP A view of a sprawling cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 9, 2022. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP ISLAMABAD — Several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capitalContinue Reading

Former Irish president Mary Robinson, who heads the group of prominent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, called on China and Russia especially to tell the Taliban that participation of women in Afghan society and the education of girls are “non-negotiable and must be respected.”. UNITED NATIONS — Former IrishContinue Reading