Latest from Miriam Berger

U.S. deports Russian hacker convicted of fraud, report says

Aleksei Burkov's return to Russia is the latest twist in a criminal saga that has spanned multiple countries.
  • Sep 28, 2021

The Taliban said it would respect women’s rights. Then it abolished the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Afghan women’s rights activists say that the Taliban move to abolish the ministry marks a symbolic end to the formal role women have played in government over the past 20 years.
  • Sep 24, 2021

For three decades, no films were publicly screened in Somalia. Until now.

There was still a heavy security presence, a part of Somali life after years of war.
  • Sep 23, 2021

What to know about ‘Havana Syndrome’, the mysterious illness affecting U.S. officials around the world

Symptoms linked to Havana Syndrome have now affected rouhgly 200 U.S personnel in multiple countries.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Shooting at Russian university leaves at least 6 dead, 24 injured

Such mass shootings are relatively rare in Russia, which has strict laws on civilian gun ownership.
  • Sep 20, 2021

Islamic State in Afghanistan claims responsibility for attacks targeting Taliban

A series of deadly blasts hit Jalalabad over the weekend in the latest challenge to the Taliban as it consolidates power.
  • Sep 19, 2021

Afghan women share images of colorful, traditional styles to protest Taliban dress codes

Some Afghan women have begun an online campaign against the Taliban by sharing pictures of intricate outfits traditional for their regions, tribes and ethnic groups.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Taliban minister says women can attend university, but not alongside men

The fate of women under Taliban rule is a central concern as the group begins to describe its vision for Afghanistan.
  • Sep 12, 2021

U.S. could work with Taliban against terrorists, Pentagon says

The United States and the Taliban share a common threat in the Islamic State, which was responsible for an attack outside Kabul airport last week that killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 170 civilians.
  • Sep 2, 2021

With the Taliban back in power, what funding can it access?

Several countries and international institutions have cut off Afghanistan's financial lifelines with the Taliban at the helm of government.
  • Sep 2, 2021