About 1,500 American citizens still in Afghanistan, secretary of state says

About 1,500 American citizens still in Afghanistan, secretary of state says

[ad_1] Around 1,500 American citizens remain in Afghanistan ahead of a rapidly approaching Aug. 31 deadline for the U.S. to withdraw troops from the country, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a briefing with reporters, Blinken said 4,500 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan in the past 10 days and “we’ve been … 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

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

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, with the blessing of the White House, called school administrators in Florida facing retaliation for mandating masks with a message, two administration officials said Friday: Stay the course. Cardona spoke to Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent for Broward County Public Schools, and Carlee Simon, the superintendent for … Read more