As I alluded to at the start of this thread, I've been frustrated with the lack of context provided by American media on what's happening right now in Afghanistan.
This interview partially ameliorated my feeling of having no idea what's actually going on there: https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/18/matthew_hoh_afghanistan_war#transcript
It might be of interest to anyone who is feeling similarly.
I recently remembered that Aljazeera is a thing, and I'm going to try adding it to the core news sites I check regularly and see how it goes. If nothing else, it is a different angle on what's going on internationally.