The Tumultuous Summer That Changed the World
Over the span of just a few weeks in 2021, the Taliban’s offensive shifted from rural threat to urban conquest before they walked into Kabul on Aug. 15. Times photographers were there to document that fateful summer in Afghanistan.
By The New York Times and Thomas Gibbons-Neff
Taliban Rewind the Clock: ‘A Woman Is a Helpless and Powerless Creature’
Nearly a year since the Taliban seized power, new restrictions have reshaped the social fabric. Schools and jobs are again off-limits for women, music has been banned, and beards are mandatory for men — just like in the 1990s.
By Christina Goldbaum, David Zucchino and The New York Times