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Taliban resume brutal reign in Afghanistan with public executions, amputations for criminals

Taliban resume brutal reign in Afghanistan with public executions, amputations for criminals

Hope that a new, softer Taliban would emerge in Afghanistan faded fast Sunday as the U.S. awoke to images of bloody bodies hanging from cranes in the Afghan city of Herat in what Taliban leaders say i...

Opinion

China’s Hostage Triumph

China’s Hostage Triumph

Westerners working in China are officially on notice. You could be arrested on trumped up charges at any time and used as hostages to promote Community Party interests. That’s the message from the humiliating U.S. surrender to China’s hostage diplomacy in the case of Huawei chief...

World

Trapped Afghan Women Fear Retribution Under Taliban Rule

Trapped Afghan Women Fear Retribution Under Taliban Rule

KABUL—Nabila, a 31-year-old Afghan judge, used to grant divorces to the wives of militants while their husbands languished in prison. Two days after the Taliban captured Kabul on Aug. 15 and emptied prisons across the country, she received threatenin...