World Exclusive: In secret talks with the Taliban, Trump dumps the Afghan government

By Lynne O’Donnell in London and Mirwais Khan in Quetta

Leaders of the Taliban who are participating in talks with the United States aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan said they are close to signing an agreement that they believe will lead to the withdrawal of American troops and their return to government less than 20 years after their brutal regime was forced from power by a U.S. bombing campaign.


Afghan women are celebrating International Women’s Day with a fearful eye to the future

The women of Afghanistan will mark International Women’s Day today with a public holiday that will give them time to reflect on what could be their fate if the extreme misogynists of the Taliban are successful in their quest to return to power in their country.

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