Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions

The Taliban said it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport. A spokesperson said their skills are needed to rebuild the country. The UN has warned that the Taliban is committing serious violations, including summary executions. A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said Afghans will be prevented from going to the airport in Kabul because theirContinue reading “Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions”

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.

Firefight involving Western forces erupts amid Kabul airport evacuation chaos

Afghan soldier killed in clash with unidentified assailants Biden says evacuation ‘hard, painful’, thousands getting out Taliban says no extension to Aug. 31 deadline sought yet WHO can’t send medical supplies because of airport disruption A firefight involving Western forces erupted at Kabul airport on Monday when Afghan guards exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen, Germany’sContinue reading “Firefight involving Western forces erupts amid Kabul airport evacuation chaos”

Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them

A lawyer for Afghan nationals who supported Australia’s embassy accuses government of spin as they wait for more information about visa approvals The Australian government says it has granted humanitarian visas to more than 100 Afghan nationals who worked at its embassy, a day after telling them their visa applications had been rejected. The conflictingContinue reading “Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them”

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”

Trump and some Republicans are praising the Taliban to criticize Biden despite years of chest-thumping over jihadist terrorism

A few Republicans praised the Taliban since it seized power in Afghanistan this month. Trump called them “smart” and “good fighters” and Rep. Gaetz said they were “more legitimate” than Biden. These statements come despite years of GOP chest-thumping about the threat of jihadist terrorism. Just weeks before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacksContinue reading “Trump and some Republicans are praising the Taliban to criticize Biden despite years of chest-thumping over jihadist terrorism”

Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group

At his first press conference in 20 years, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid joined the techlash, by complaining about Facebook censorship. THE TALIBAN SPOKESMAN, Zabihullah Mujahid, emerged from the shadows on Tuesday and devoted part of his first press conference to a rant about Facebook, in which he accused the tech giant of violating the Islamist group’s rightContinue reading “Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group”

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”

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