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”

France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera

Thousands of people, including tourists in campsites, have been moved to safety as firefighters tackle a wildfire close to the French Riviera. Many were given only minutes to leave as hundreds of firefighters were deployed in the Var region to the west of Saint-Tropez. Fire officials say the blaze broke out on Monday and hasContinue reading “France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera”

The UK’s defense minister blamed Trump for the Afghanistan crisis, saying ‘the die was cast’ when Trump negotiated a peace deal with the Taliban

The Taliban seized Afghanistan with unexpected speed as the US withdrew troops. The troop pullout happened under Biden but came from a deal negotiated by Trump. UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace on Monday blamed the Afghanistan crisis on Trump. The UK’s defense minister blamed the chaos in Afghanistan on former US President Donald Trump onContinue reading “The UK’s defense minister blamed Trump for the Afghanistan crisis, saying ‘the die was cast’ when Trump negotiated a peace deal with the Taliban”

800 People Evacuated From Kabul Aboard A Single C-17 Cargo Jet: Reports

“800 people on your jet?! Holy… Holy cow… Ok…” As the situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan, with even Kabul’s international airport, the last hope for U.S. and other foreigners trying to leave the country, being at least partially overrun, we are now hearing that the U.S. Air Force packed one C-17 cargo jet with roughly 800Continue reading “800 People Evacuated From Kabul Aboard A Single C-17 Cargo Jet: Reports”

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”

Canada to accept 20,000 vulnerable Afghans such as women leaders, human rights workers

Canada plans to resettle more than 20,000 vulnerable Afghans including women leaders, human rights workers and reporters to protect them from Taliban reprisals, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said on Friday. The effort is in addition to an earlier initiative to welcome thousands of Afghans who worked for the Canadian government, such as interpreters, embassy workersContinue reading “Canada to accept 20,000 vulnerable Afghans such as women leaders, human rights workers”

Japan: ‘Unprecedented’ rains trigger evacuation in Hiroshima

Japanese officials warned that a “grave disaster” may occur as heavy downpour continues. Nearly 70,000 people were asked to evacuate in the Hiroshima prefecture. At least one person died and tens of thousands of people were told to evacuate as “unprecedented” levels of torrential rain hit western Japan on Friday, authorities said. “There is a possibility that a graveContinue reading “Japan: ‘Unprecedented’ rains trigger evacuation in Hiroshima”

Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s third-largest city and a strategic provincial capital near Kabul on Thursday, further squeezing the country’s embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission there. The seizure of Herat marks the biggest prize yet for the Taliban, which has taken 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals as partContinue reading “Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught”

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