US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells reporters at the State Department that the US should "reflect" on its withdrawal from Afghanistan and "learn from it."
The United States' 20-year war in Afghanistan comes to an end, with celebratory gunfire ringing out in Kabul as the final US troops depart.
A deployment focused on reconstruction turned into war: The Bundeswehr has left Afghanistan after 20 years. Deutsche Welle asked all parties in parliament to take stock.
As the United States prepares to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban which could see the end of female education. Also as attempts are to made to revive the Iran nuclear deal, our correspondent in Tehran reports on how crippling US sanctions are impacting Iranian women's rights. Plus how the Belgian city of Liege is taking a tough stand on street harassment with those found guilty, facing the risk of a year in jail.
Both Russia and the Taliban have criticized the US for not sticking to its promise to withdraw US troops by May 2021. At the same time, an Afghan official slammed the US pullout as "selfish."
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