Afghanistan is set to receive more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid to help ease the current crisis as millions face food shortages and the economy reaches the verge of collapse. The United Nations announced the aid on Monday, speaking at a high-level ministers’ meeting on the crisis in Geneva.
The first passenger flight to leave Afghanistan after the US military airlift last month landed in Qatar on Thursday. The flight carried more than 100 foreign nationals including Canadian, American, Ukrainian, German, and British citizens. These citizens were among the 200 foreigners that were cleared to leave the country by
The Taliban are allegedly allowing for roughly 200 Americans, US permanent residents, and holders of other Western passports to leave the country on a flight to Qatar that is scheduled for Thursday. This marks the first departure by air since US forces withdrew last month, according to American and Qatari
On Tuesday, hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Kabul to denounce Taliban rule and demand women’s rights. They were met with warning shots fired by Taliban forces to disperse the large crowd in the capital. Video footage shows protestors fleeing the scene while heavy gunfire is audible in
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
According to new reports, the Central Intelligence Agency and the US military are conducting extraction operations to evacuate Americans outside of the Kabul airport with just days remaining before the August 31 operation deadline. US forces are using ground troops and helicopters to conduct the missions. The clandestine operations to
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
US allies are expected to pressure President Joe Biden on Tuesday to prolong US evacuation operations in Afghanistan past the August 31 deadline. The pressure will come despite warnings from the Taliban that they will not tolerate the continued presence of international forces after the final day of the month.
Gunfire broke out early this morning at Kabul’s airport, resulting in the death of at least one Afghan soldier. The security situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating over the past week as Western forces attempt to conduct rescue missions to evacuate those who wish to leave. The evacuation operation has
Ashraf Ghani, deposed Afghanistan President, has taken refuge in the United Arab Emirates after fleeing Afghanistan as the Taliban surrounded the capital city of Kabul. The UAE released a statement on Wednesday in which it welcomed Mr. Ghani and his family on humanitarian grounds. Mr. Ghani’s whereabouts had been unknown