Some reporters have made remarks that the crisis in Ukraine was unexpected because it's "civilized" unlike countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We're still digesting what happened in August," press secretary John Kirby said of the Taliban's rapid takeover and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The decision comes as "the Afghan economy moves closer to the abyss and gets closer to collapse," an expert said.
Lina Sardar Khil vanished from a playground in the apartment complex where she lived with her parents and younger brother on December 20.
Former President Hamid Karzai said the money belonged to the Afghan people, calling it "unjust and unfair" to withhold the funds from them.
Miller said the notion that bitcoin holds no intrinsic value is correct, and he compared it to high-value collectibles like a Picasso painting.
There are roughly 30,000 American citizens in Ukraine. President Joe Biden said earlier this week it would be "wise" for them to leave the country.
The Treasury Department said banks and aid groups can send help to the country's civilians without violating sanctions.
From Wednesday, Taliban fighters will no longer be allowed to carry their weapons, wear uniforms, or take their vehicles into Afghan amusement parks.
Biden officials informed Afghan embassy staff to "register" their interest in relocating to the US, only hours before the Taliban took over.
Charlotte Bellis wrote in the New Zealand Herald that she turned to the Taliban for help after COVID-19 quarantine rules prevented her returning home.
Three days after attending a women's rights march in Kabul, two Afghan women disappeared. One posted a video saying the Taliban were at her home.
The founder of a coding school for women in Herat is sending Binance payments to her neediest students amid a cash crunch and collapsing economy.
Democrats said an August 29 drone strike that killed 10 civilians in Kabul was "emblematic" of a "systemic failure that has persisted across decades."
Five months into Taliban rule, Afghans tell Insider they've donated a kidney or dangerous amounts of blood out of desperation to feed their families.
The US military initially called the August 29 strike "righteous," but the head of US Central Command later called it called a "tragic mistake."
"I am lost. I have lost my motivation and energy I had before," Sajida told the Washington Post. "Now, I just think of peace and security."
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