The Trump administration aimed to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan by May 2021 as part of a deal with the Taliban. If all foreign forces were to leave, many fear the Taliban would seize power and roll back women's rights and freedoms.
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President Joe Biden has announced the unconditional withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. DW analyzes implications for the war-torn country's future.
State secretary at the German Defense Ministry Thomas Silberhorn told DW that NATO has done a "brilliant job" in preparing Afghan forces to secure the country by themselves.
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."
Politicians and rights activists say organizers of Pakistan's Women's March are being threatened with dangerous blasphemy accusations by religious conservatives.
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