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Passports please: Afghans queue up for escape lifeline

Thousands of Afghans are waiting outside the country's main passport office to apply for the precious travel document that would allow them to leave the war-torn nation.

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6 Sep 2021
As the United Nations resumes flying humanitarian supplies to parts of Afghanistan, the EU and other countries are debating how to increase aid to Afghans without lending credibility to the Taliban.
11 Sep 2021
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15 Sep 2021
Thousands of Afghans are being forced to stay at Ramstein air base after a measles outbreak stopped them from flying to the US. Dozens more were denied entry to the UK.
13 Sep 2021
13 Sep 2021
We hear from a filmmaker who was based in Kabul, given 10 places on board a French plane to escape Afghanistan as the Taliban took over and had to choose who would come with her. Shahrbanoo Sadat says she feels ashamed to be safe after such a harrowing escape. She made it to Paris, where she's now living in a refugee camp, fearful for those still in Kabul and critical of foreign governments for failing to do enough to help the Afghan people.
25 Sep 2021
Berlin has pledged to grant German residency permits to 2,600 Afghans who are deemed to be vulnerable or are in danger. Journalists, activists and academics are among those on the list.
25 Sep 2021
Germany's ambassador to Pakistan said the South Asian nation would play a supportive role in the future of Afghan peace and prosperity and thanked Islamabad for helping Germany evacuate Afghans across its border.
3 Oct 2021
Quiffs, mohawks, and crew cuts were hairstyles barbers were accustomed to styling for image-conscious young men in Afghanistan's third-biggest city of Herat. But all that has changed since the Taliban took over the country in mid-August.
27 Sep 2021
A group of German entrepreneurs is helping Afghans leave their country. 27-year-old Fardin and his family have already arrived in their new home, where he is looking to have a career and build a safe future.
2 Oct 2021
Taliban fighters laugh and whoop onboard a pirate ship ride at an amusement park in the west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul. An incongruous scene, and one that might have been unimaginable during the group's brutally oppressive reign in the 1990s. But while the Islamist hardliners have promised a more moderate rule this time, many Afghans have already seen their freedoms curbed.