First Resistance to Taliban Rule Tests Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future

Bill Gates

While the militants appear firmly in control, some prominent figures vowed to continue resistance as protests erupted in two cities and millions of Afghans parsed clues about the Taliban’s intentions.



Desperate Afghan Women Wait for U.S. Protection, as Promised

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Afghan women who worked with the U.S. or international groups are frantically erasing any trace of those links for fear that they will be targeted by the Taliban.



In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

Mike Tyson

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.