(WASHINGTON) -- Mark Frerichs -- the last-known American hostage being held by the Taliban -- has been released in a prisoner exchange, President Joe Biden confirmed in a statement on Monday. "His release is the culmination of years of tireless work by dedicated public servants... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- On the one-year anniversary Monday of the Taliban's takeover of Kabul, House Republicans and the Biden administration quarreled over who is to blame for the series of events that led to the Taliban victory and the handling of the chaotic withdrawal of... Read More.
(KABUL) -- It's exactly one year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, barring most women from having jobs, and all girls from seeking more than a sixth grade education. While the militants are celebrating what they call “Independence Day” on the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House on Tuesday continued to highlight what it said was President Joe Biden's "success" in killing Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader involved in the planning the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, saying it "has undoubtedly made the United States safer." National... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The leader of al-Qaeda, one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, was killed in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend, ABC News can confirm through sources familiar with the operation. A source briefed on the operation confirmed that al-Qaeda leader Ayman... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. conducted a successful counterterrorism operation against a "significant" al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan over the weekend, according to a senior administration official. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. ABC News' Ben Gittleson contributed to this report. Copyright © 2022, ABC... Read More.
(LONDON) -- At least 1,000 people have been killed and more than 1,500 others have been injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan, according to the country's state-run media. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the 5.9-magnitude quake near the Pakistani border at about 1:30... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The burqa mandate is back in Afghanistan, and, with it, a wave of disappointment and distress taking over the lives of millions of people in the country who do not believe in hijab. Earlier this month, on May 7, the Vice and Virtue... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Schoolchildren were among those killed and injured in another series of deadly blasts in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, Tuesday morning. At least six people were killed and over ten injured, Khalid Zadran, acting spokesman of the Taliban Kabul police wrote on Twitter, adding... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As Afghanistan spirals further toward a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, the international community is allowing greater exemptions to aid groups to try to alleviate the suffering. The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution Wednesday to grant humanitarian exemptions to their sanctions on the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department has arranged a means out of Afghanistan for the last remaining U.S. citizens who are seeking help departing, a senior State Department official told ABC News. It is an important milestone for the State Department, nearly three months after President... Read More.