Gold Star Father of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Withdrawal Calls for Joe Biden’s Resignation

Gold Star family members of some of the 13 U.S. service members killed during the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan nearly two years ago spoke at a public forum in California on Monday, with one father calling on President Joe Biden and members of his cabinet to resign. Similarly, a mother accused a colonel of giving her false information after her son was killed. 

President Joe Biden watches as a carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind., during a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Sanchez died in an …

Taliban Bans Beauty Salons in Afghanistan

The Taliban regime on Monday ordered hundreds of beauty salons across the country to close by the end of July, marking the Islamist regime’s latest offense against the rights and dignity of women in Afghanistan.

A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul on August 18, 2021. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)

Taliban Bans Women from Amusement Parks and Gyms

The Taliban regime in Afghanistan issued an edict on Friday banning women from amusement parks and gymnasiums, purportedly because they were not obeying the extremist government’s orders to wear hijabs and remain segregated from men in public areas.

An Afghan woman exercises at a gym in Kabul on October 5, 2011. Women's rights in Afghanistan risk being forgotten as international troops withdraw and the government struggles for a peace deal 10 years after the Taliban were ousted, two charities said. Separate reports by Oxfam and ActionAid say women's …

Suicide Bomber Kills Two at Russian Embassy in Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the bomber was gunned down by Taliban guards before entering the premises, but still got close enough to kill two embassy staffers.

A Taliban fighter stands guard in front of the Russian embassy after a suicide attack in Kabul on September 5, 2022. - A suicide bomber struck near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital on September 5, killing two staff from the diplomatic mission and wounding several other people, the …

Indian Government Holds First Formal Talks with Taliban

An Indian governmental delegation met with leaders of the Taliban in Kabul on Thursday for the first time since the group seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, Asian News International (ANI) reported, noting that the high-level meeting concerned bilateral relations and humanitarian aid.

In this picture taken on February 2, 2022, Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in the foreign ministry in Kabul. - The Taliban are inching closer towards international recognition but any concessions Afghanistan's new rulers make will be on their terms, …

Afghanistan Watchdog: U.S. Exit Led to Swift National Army Collapse Against Taliban

The latest report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the federal government’s designated watchdog on America’s role in the country, blamed President Joe Biden’s extension of the Afghan war — then abrupt withdrawal from the country — for crushing the morale of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), paving the way for the Taliban’s swift takeover.


Report: Kabul Heroin User Encampment Growing Under Taliban

The number of people using heroin under Kabul’s notorious Pul-e-Sukhta bridge — long synonymous with hard drug use — has increased since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, people living near the bridge told Deutsche Welle (DW) on Thursday.

This picture taken on October 16, 2021 shows drug addicts running as Taliban members try to detain them during a raid to transfer them to the Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul. - With shaved heads, oversized tunics and the frightened gaze of hunted animals, the drug addicts …