Afghanistan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis being left behind.

Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag

Witness describes mass panic during independence day rally in Asadabad, a day after deaths at a similar protest Several people have been killed after Taliban fighters shot at crowds waving the national flag at an independence day rally, leading to mass panic and a crush, a witness has said, a day after three people were killed inContinue reading “Several reported killed as Taliban shoot at crowds waving Afghan flag”

Afghan vice president says he is “caretaker” president

Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Tuesday he was in Afghanistan and the “legitimate caretaker president” after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as Taliban insurgents took the capital Kabul. Saleh told a security meeting chaired by Ghani last week that he was proud of the armed forces and the government would doContinue reading “Afghan vice president says he is “caretaker” president”

Female mayor in Afghanistan says she’s waiting for Taliban to ‘come … and kill me’

Zarifa Ghafari, 27, told the British newspaper i she has nowhere to go and can’t leave her family. One of Afghanistan’s first female mayors said Sunday that she is waiting for the Taliban to come and kill her as the Islamic militants reached the capital, Kabul. “I’m sitting here waiting for them to come. ThereContinue reading “Female mayor in Afghanistan says she’s waiting for Taliban to ‘come … and kill me’”

As Taliban enters Kabul, for many in the capital the worst is happening

“It feels like the end of all my hopes, dreams and ambitions,” said one Kabul resident. “I cried so much today.” For many Kabulis, the worst has befallen them. The specter of the Taliban’s brutal and austere rule accompanied them as fighters entered the Afghan capital on Sunday. Many residents rushed to withdraw money and try to get passportsContinue reading “As Taliban enters Kabul, for many in the capital the worst is happening”

Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live

Taliban official claims insurgents on verge of taking control of Afghanistan after president, Ashraf Ghani, is reported to have left country ‘This is manifestly not Saigon’: Blinken defends US mission in Afghanistan Taliban orders fighters into Kabul as US evacuates embassy A tale of two armies: why Afghan forces proved no match for the Taliban What does theContinue reading “Taliban claim they will soon declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after President Ghani said to have fled – live”

U.S. ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan – PBS

In just over one month, the United States will have completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. But for those two decades, Afghanistan’s eastern neighbor, Pakistan, stood accused by American and Afghan forces of supporting the Taliban. Judy Woodruff speaks with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan about his country’s fraught relationship withContinue reading “U.S. ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan – PBS”

Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban

Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, an Afghan commander said. Afghan special forces had been fighting to retake the main market area of Spin Boldak when Siddiqui and a senior Afghan officer were killed in what they describedContinue reading “Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban”

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