The 16-member commission will submit a final report within three years on the US failures in the 20-year Afghanistan war and the Taliban's victory.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion at Eid Gah Mosque, but Taliban have come under increasing attacks from Daesh-Khorasan.
The number of "independent departures," which could top 700, is raising alarms among immigration advocates concerned about the risks to Afghans who give up on the resettlement process.
As young girls demand right to school, professional women express fear for their future as the new Afghan rulers take a host of measures to keep them from offices they previously ran or worked at.
Family reunifications are blocked by administrative hurdles, while other safe routes are off to a slow start and a draft bill seeks to criminalise anyone entering outside legal pathways.
The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
Iran and the Taliban appeared to have reached some degree of regional understanding. But it turned out to be a short-lived optimism with Tehran showing signs of unease.
The US evacuation of Afghans who worked closely with them is a calamity that is still unfolding. Here’s what the US and its allies can do to prevent an even larger catastrophe.
The Taliban on Tuesday announced an interim government for Afghanistan that includes veterans of their 1990s rule and the 20-year battle against the US-led coalition.
Mohammad Hassan Akhund, one of the founding members of the Taliban, will lead Afghanistan's new interim government while some of the movement's top officials have been appointed to key positions.
By decreasing sectarian tensions, a changing Taliban and post-revolution Iran, the two anti-American neighbours, have shown signs of goodwill to each other in recent years.
Some racist groups in the US are buoyed by the Taliban’s moment in Afghanistan, seeing it as a model for their own ‘white sharia’.
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