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Afghans in a battle-scarred valley welcomed Taliban rule, but expect more

In rural Wardak province, some Afghans celebrated the return of the Taliban. One year later, here’s what they want from the new government.

Russia-Ukraine war: A weekly recap and look ahead (Aug. 15)

Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Latvia is growing its military as Russia becomes increasingly aggressive

Latvia is gearing up for the possibility they could be next after Ukraine. Officials say their military are drastically understaffed, so the country plans to bring back compulsory military service.

A U.S. Marine’s view at the Kabul airport when the Taliban took over

Lt. Col. Chris Richardella was one of the officers leading the U.S. Marine Corps at the airport when the Taliban took Kabul in 2021. In the first of a two-part conversation, he recounts that day.

The harrowing stories from Palestinians after 3 days of fighting in Gaza

People in the Gaza Strip recount the harrowing stories of the weekend’s fierce fighting between Israel and militants — and look to resuming their stressful, precarious day-to-day.

Here’s just how close the war in Ukraine has come to Europe’s largest nuclear plant

Satellite images and social media analyzed by NPR show attacks have hit structures around the plant, coming dangerously close to causing a nuclear accident.

Iranian charged in alleged plot to kill former national security adviser John Bolton

The Justice Department says Shahram Poursafi tried to arrange the murder of John Bolton as part of an alleged plot to retaliate for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.

Polio vaccine boosters are offered to London children as the virus spreads

Children were made eligible for booster doses after health authorities reported finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple areas of London but found no cases of the paralytic disease in people.

Examining the security of the Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

NPR’s Leila Fadel talks to Mariana Budjeryn of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center about concerns Russian forces are launching attacks from the plant knowing Ukrainians won’t risk returning fire.

South Korea is dealing with the worst flooding in 80 years

Torrential rains have left many people dead or missing in and around South Korea’s capital. President Yoon Suk-yeol says they must prepare for more extreme weather resulting from climate change.

The U.S. lost track of why it was in Afghanistan, former commander says

Recently retired General Frank McKenzie reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, who bears responsibility for the way it unfolded, and how the U.S. “lost track” of why it was in the country.

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