‘Great victory’ as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul Monday as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women’s rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsened. Exactly a year ago, the hardline Islamists captured Kabul after a nationwide lightning offensive against … Read more

‘Day of conquest’ as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul Monday as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women’s rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsened. Exactly a year ago, the hardline Islamists captured Kabul after a nationwide lightning offensive against … Read more