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'We've been forgotten': the British embassy security guard in Kabul
The crowds fighting to get into Kabul airport for evacuation dispersed months ago, but while the scramble to leave Taliban-controlled Afghanistan became less visible when the last foreign troops left in August 2021, it got no less desperate.
Two Earthquakes Strike Afghanistan, Killing at Least 27
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two earthquakes struck a remote, mountainous area of western Afghanistan, killing at least 27 people and destroying dozens of homes, officials said on Tuesday.
2 Earthquakes in Remote Area of Western Afghanistan Kill at Least 22
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis Province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday, killing at least 22 people, a local official said.
Aafia Siddiqui, the federal prisoner at the center of the Texas synagogue hostage situation, has Boston ties
Malik Faisal Akram reportedly demanded the release of Siddiqui, who is in prison for trying to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan.
'We were terrified': Texas rabbi and congregants detail hostage drama
The rabbi and congregants of the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas have begun offering accounts of their 11-hour, partially live-streamed ordeal at the hands of British hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram.
Your Tuesday Briefing: China Limits Olympic Spectators
Tickets for the Winter Olympics will not be sold to the public.
We're covering dashed hopes for Olympic spectators in Beijing and China's birth rate challenge.
UN: Taliban attempting to exclude women, girls from public life
Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalising gender-based discrimination and violence, UN group of experts say.
Texas hostage taker had criminal and mental health history in UK
A British man who flew to the US, acquired a gun and took hostages at a Texas synagogue had a criminal record and an extensive history of mental health issues, the Guardian understands.
Texas synagogue hostage-taker was known to MI5 security service
The British man shot dead after taking people hostage in a US synagogue was known to MI5, The Independent understands.
Rabbi threw chair at gunman to escape Texas synagogue stand-off
The rabbi caught up in the Texas synagogue stand-off has described how he escaped by throwing a chair at the British gunman holding him hostage.