06 Oct 2021

Afghan Female Musicians Evacuated to Qatar After Prior U.S.-Led Effort Fell Short

Members of an internationally renowned orchestra of Afghan women and girls have been evacuated from Afghanistan after negotiations took place between the Qatari government and Taliban leaders in Kabul. The musicians were finally evacuated a month after the US-led attempt to rescue the women and girls in the last days

Read More
31 Aug 2021

Taliban declare victory from Kabul airport tarmac after US withdrawal

On Tuesday, Taliban leaders declared victory over the United States just hours after the last military force left Afghanistan. The declaration occurred on the tarmac of Kabul airport, which up until yesterday remained under US control. The airport has been the epicenter of a frenzy of evacuation missions conducted by

Read More
25 Aug 2021

CIA Chief William Burns Met With Senior Taliban Figure in Kabul

William Burns, CIA Director, met secretly with the Taliban’s top figure in Kabul on Monday, according to new reports from US officials. The meeting came amid efforts to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies and controversy over whether to extend the operation beyond the August 31 deadline set by the

Read More
25 Aug 2021

All students and staff at Afghanistan’s only girls’ boarding school flee to Rwanda

On Tuesday, officials from the School of Leadership Afghanistan announced that all students and staff had been evacuated to Rwanda to flee violence from the Taliban. The school was Afghanistan’s only girls’ boarding school. The move came just days after the Taliban ousted the government in Afghanistan, resulting in a

Read More
19 Aug 2021

Afghanistan crisis: Biden says US troops may stay past withdrawal deadline

The United States troops remaining in Afghanistan may stay past the deadline for withdrawal, the end of this month. US President Joe biden said the troops may stay as the Taliban fighters are keeping evacuees from Kabul’s airport. Almost 15,000 troops and US citizens are stranded in the country after

Read More
19 May 2020

Amphan: India and Bangladesh evacuate millions ahead of super cyclone

Millions are currently being evacuated from India and Bangladesh as a super cyclone approaches the land from the Bay of Bengal. The storm, named Cyclone Amphan, is expected to hit the land near the two countries’ border on Wednesday. According to officials, more than 20 relief teams have been deployed

Read More
17 Feb 2020

U.S. Passengers Depart Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Coronavirus

Two weeks after a cruise ship that had departed from China was quarantined after it was discovered that several people on board were infected with the coronavirus, the Americans on board have departed Tokyo en route to the US. The Americans were sent to Haneda airport in China where they

Read More
02 Jan 2020

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated today in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday after flash flooding and landslides killed up to 26 people. Jakarta currently faces some of the heaviest rain in over two decades, while heavy rainfall remains on the forecast for the next several days. The

Read More