‘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

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 live news: unclear how many will be left behind after evacuation, says UK foreign secretary | World news

[ad_1] As thousands flee Afghanistan, some refugees want to go back, AFP reports. From trucks stuffed with carpets, bedding, clothes and even goats, around 200 Afghan refugees look beyond the horizon toward Spin Boldak in their country’s south, waiting to return home from Pakistan. Dreading another period of harsh rule after the Taliban’s rapid takeover … Read more

CIA chief secretly met Taliban leader as Biden faces pressure over Afghan evacuation deadline

CIA chief secretly met Taliban leader as Biden faces pressure over Afghan evacuation deadline

[ad_1] Facing growing pressure over his looming deadline to leave Afghanistan, President Joe Biden dispatched his spy chief to meet with the Taliban’s de facto leader, according to a senior diplomat in the region and another source familiar with the matter. CIA Director William Burns held a secret meeting with Taliban co-founder and political leader … Read more

Afghanistan live news: UK defence secretary says it is ‘unlikely’ evacuation of Kabul will be extended | World news

[ad_1] 11.59am BST 11:59 CIA director William Burns held a secret meeting with Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday, according to a report in the Washington Post which cites anonymous US officials. This is the highest level diplomatic encounter since the Taliban seized control of Kabul, and comes ahead of G7 discussions … Read more

Kabul airport shooting heightens evacuation chaos as Taliban try to take control

Kabul airport shooting heightens evacuation chaos as Taliban try to take control

[ad_1] A deadly firefight brought renewed chaos to Kabul airport on Monday where thousands of Afghans were waiting to flee the country as the Taliban faced down a nascent resistance movement in the north. One Afghan soldier was killed and three others were injured in the fight between Afghan security forces and “unknown attackers” at … Read more

Afghan staff at U.S. Embassy losing faith in evacuation efforts, diplomatic cable says

Afghan staff at U.S. Embassy losing faith in evacuation efforts, diplomatic cable says

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul are “deeply disheartened” by U.S. evacuation efforts and have expressed a sense of betrayal and distrust in the American government, according to a State Department diplomatic cable obtained by NBC News. Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan are “deeply disheartened” and have expressed … Read more