The Afghanistan airport explosion happened under Biden but traces back to Trump

The Afghanistan airport explosion happened under Biden but traces back to Trump

[ad_1] It’s easy to blame President Joe Biden for the tragedy that took place on his watch Thursday, in which a terrorist attack claimed by the ISIS-K militant groupkilled at least 60 civilians and 13 U.S. troops at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, as people frantically tried to leave the country ahead of his deadline … Read more

‘Total betrayal’: Afghan interpreters shocked as New Zealand ends Kabul evacuation | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Afghan interpreters left behind after New Zealand ceased its mercy flights are shocked and terrified at being stranded, saying it is a “total betrayal” by the New Zealand government. The Guardian spoke to an Afghan interpreter, Ali* who was approved for a resettlement visa in New Zealand due to fears of reprisal from the … Read more

Afghanistan live news: Biden vows revenge for Kabul airport attack that killed 60 civilians and 13 US service members as Islamic State claims responsibility | World news

[ad_1] 12.48am BST 00:48 Trudeau: ‘our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work with partners to resettle refugees in his country. “Our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan and the loved ones of the victims, including the brave women and men of our allies,” he said. … Read more

Biden to deliver address after U.S. military members killed in Afghanistan

Biden to deliver address after U.S. military members killed in Afghanistan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will give a speech Thursday about the suicide bombings outside the Kabul airport that killed 12 U.S. service members and a number of Afghans. The president is expected to speak at 5 p.m. ET. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said Thursday that he is concerned … Read more

‘It was like doomsday’: wait at Kabul airport descends into terror | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Another long, hot afternoon in Kabul was drawing to a close, thousands of foreigners and Afghans – many in family groups with young children – still hoping to flee the capital, thronged the heavily guarded gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport, desperate to board one of the last planes out. The atmosphere was febrile: … Read more

Animal rescue charities are in a race against time to get staff and pets out of Afghanistan

Animal rescue charities are in a race against time to get staff and pets out of Afghanistan

[ad_1] The founders of two animal rescue charities in Afghanistan are racing to secure the safety of dozens of staff members and hundreds of animals after the Taliban takeover of Kabul. Charlotte Maxwell-Jones has been working for months to evacuate the many animals her charity, Kabul Small Animal Rescue, have saved in Afghanistan, but it’s … Read more

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live | US news

[ad_1] 3.59pm BST 15:59 Israeli officials told Walla News that the schedule of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meetings with Joe Biden today currently remain unchanged, even after the explosion at Kabul airport. However, that could change as the president receives more updates on the explosion and the number of casualties at the airport. Stay tuned. … Read more

Afghanistan exit may leave a political stain on the president and his party

Afghanistan exit may leave a political stain on the president and his party

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Democrats may be giving themselves a false sense of security over the political peril of President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan exit. Several current and former Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday that they aren’t worried that the execution of the evacuation will leave a permanent political stain on him or on them. “If people are … Read more

Women’s rights will be respected ‘within the limits of Islam’, say Taliban – video | World news

[ad_1] The Taliban said they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women ‘within the limits of Islam’, as they held their first press conference since seizing Kabul. During their rule between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented their own strict interpretation of sharia law, preventing women from working and … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more