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The announcement comes after the Taliban established the last members of its all-male Cabinet. The group recently banned women in grades six to 12 from attending school.
Relatives of the Afghan family killed after their father was falsely identified by the US military as a terrorist say they want a face-to-face apology and reparations.
Less than a month after they returned to power, the Taliban have begun going after LGBTQ people in Afghanistan. Members of this group reflect on their fears and the brief moments of freedom they used to have.
Many Afghans who fled to Pakistan to escape life under a Taliban regime say fear of the group's fighters marrying women and girls from their families was a major reason behind their decision to leave their homeland.
The West's withdrawal from Afghanistan might be disgraceful for NATO — and Moscow and Beijing might be joyful — but Western values continue to have global appeal, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, they will further tighten their grip on opium poppy cultivation. This in turn will have an impact on the global drugs trade and in particular Mexico's powerful cartels.
Only Afghans who directly assisted the German military should receive asylum, Alternative for Germany lead candidate Tino Chrupalla told DW. He also railed against the "hysteria" on issues like climate change and COVID.
The past 30 years have brought flood, drought and hunger to Afghanistan. With the Taliban sweeping to power, many within and outside of the country wonder how to deal with looming climate disaster.
The Taliban say that they want to ensure internet access in Afghanistan, but they could face substantial technical and financial challenges to keep it running. Afghans say they fear more surveillance and censorship.
The US' first local Afghan support staff have arrived in Uganda, where they will be assessed to see if they and their families are eligible for US visas. But it remains unsure if they will ever reach the United States.
Until now, Afghans have been able to use the internet more or less free of censorship and government control. But for how much longer? Here are some tools for safe communication, without relying on the internet.
Germany's military ended efforts to rescue people from Afghanistan, and many German groups' Afghan staff members have been left behind. It's a betrayal that has caused irreparable damage, writes DW's Maissun Melhem.
The Taliban pledged press freedom and "no threats" against journalists in Afghanistan. But intimidation and violence at the hands of their fighters illustrate the group's haste in breaking its promises.
Farhad is desperate to get out of Afghanistan and come to Germany. Abdul Ghafoor has managed just that — although he really wanted to stay in Kabul.
A careful balancing act: German aid organizations worry about their local staff in Afghanistan but also want to continue to operate under the Taliban.
A generation of young Afghans has conquered social media and the internet over the last decade. Now they, too, are fleeing the "digitally armed" Taliban.
NATO has said Pakistan has a "special responsibility" to make sure Afghanistan lives up to its international commitments. But some Pakistanis say they refuse to be the "scapegoats" of the West's failure in Afghanistan.
Besides boosting the morale of extremist groups who want the US out of the region, this week's events in Afghanistan could reignite conflict between old neighborhood rivals.
The German government is facing the shambles of its Afghanistan policy. But even after the Taliban's triumph, it is being slow to assume any sort of responsibility. That's shameful, writes Marcel Fürstenau.
While Afghan citizens document the Taliban's violence, the militants are ramping up their social media presence as well.
In an exclusive interview with DW, the socialist Left Party's lead candidate Janine Wissler sharply criticized the German government's response in Afghanistan. They "have endangered human lives," she said.
Since Kabul fell to the Taliban, the militant group have claimed to be less extreme. Reports and evidence of brutality suggest this is not the case.
With the Taliban back in power in Kabul, there is widespread concern that women in Afghanistan will once again have their freedoms severely curtailed. The women's national football team and the local league could fold.
The ineffectiveness of military interventions has been underscored by the US failure in Afghanistan. This should lead to a rethink in Africa, writes Mimi Mefo Takambou.
With military retaliation against the Taliban ruled out, the West is turning to financial reprisals. The US has frozen Afghanistan's central bank assets and global development aid is halted.
Journalists and their families are in grave danger in Afghanistan. The Taliban have no compunction about carrying out targeted killings as the case of a DW journalist shows.
Afghanistan was Germany's longest and largest military engagement in modern history, but not its only one. The debacle there has prompted a new debate over the country's troop deployments elsewhere.
The role of local journalists in reporting from abroad cannot be underestimated. As with all media outlets, DW's work would be impossible without them. Now, in Afghanistan, their lives are in peril.
The international community is waking up to the harsh truth that once again, it has no clear strategy for dealing with the Islamists and the new reality emerging in Afghanistan.
The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan could raise the morale of various Islamist extremist groups. Analysts believe that this will lead to new alliances and an increased danger of terrorist attacks.
As the US and other countries withdraw development staff and aid, China's regional rivals are watching whether Beijing can extend its sphere of influence by building ties with a new Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
The Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanistan caught the West by surprise, as no one had expected that the Afghan government forces would not put up a fight and vanish into thin air so quickly.
To date, the Taliban have profited from the opium and heroin trade. Now the militant group effectively rules a country with valuable resources that China needs to grow its economy.
Deutsche Welle has appealed to the German government to ensure the safety of its journalists in Afghanistan. The Taliban have already started searching the homes of several DW correspondents.
The militant Islamist group has taken back power in Afghanistan. Here's what you need to know about the Taliban's leadership structure, their history and what to expect from their new reign.
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