U.S. admits to larger number of troops in Afghanistan
01 September 2017 | 5:56 am
The Pentagon admits thousands more U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan than it has previously disclosed.
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We take a look at the fallout from a leak of secret Pentagon documents and how it differs from previous intelligence dumps. The press is also expressing praise and concern on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday peace accords. We then look into reactions to French President Emmanuel Macron's comment that Europe needs "strategic autonomy" from the US. Finally, we find out about an elderly bank robber and a slumdog billionaire art project.
Areas of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border are littered with mines, with children often losing limbs or even lives to the weapons. Activists say the government is not doing enough.
'Only 5%' of Afghanistan's humanitarian needs funded for 2023, researcher says. Since the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan in August 2021, women have been robbed of their right to learn, work and move freely.
Accused of leaking top-secret Pentagon documents in an online chat forum, Teixeira faces six counts of "willful retention and transmission of classified information relating to the national defense."
A UN report says Afghans are struggling to access medical and psychosocial help due to a sharp drop in donor funding since the Taliban took power in Kabul.
A US State Department report, critical of President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump, has pointed to the inadequate preparedness for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2021.
A German parliamentary inquiry is seeking "lessons from Afghanistan" after the two-decade mission that ended with a rapid Taliban return. Joschka Fischer said participating was crucial to Germany's place in NATO.
The parlors are one of the few remaining avenues for women to earn an income and socialize away from home. The Taliban now want them shut within a month.
By shutting down thousands of beauty salons across Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken another great stride toward erasing women from public life. Here are some of the other restrictions faced by Afghan women.
A headscarf is not enough: The Taliban is punishing cab drivers for transporting women not covered up with burqas. As a result, fewer and fewer women are traveling in cities.
While others play at the World Cup, the Afghanistan national team are making their way in Australia's regional leagues. Two years after they fled their country, the past still hurts while the future is uncertain.
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