17 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban promises peace in first press conference but what comes next?

International Editor

In a surreal press conference beamed around the world earlier, the Taliban stated that all Afghans would be safe and all women would have a right to education in accordance with Sharia law. What those promises mean in reality is far less clear.

But the group’s hold over Afghanistan would appear to be complete, and now the international community must wait to see what comes next.

Producer: Anna McIntosh