The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older than the war. … Continue reading Taliban rejoice as last U. s. Plane leaves Afghanistan.
The United Nations Security Council has asked the Taliban fighters to create a safe passage zone for Afghans and foreign nationals seeking to leave Afghanistan. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations in a statement on Monday shortly after the adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution on Afghanistan disclosed that three clear expectations … Continue reading UN security council plead on Taliban to create a Safe passage for people to leave.
American forces launched a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday that killed a suicide car bomber suspected of preparing to attack the airport, US officials said. This comes as the United States nears the end of its military presence in the city. The strike, first reported by Reuters, is the second carried out by U.S. … Continue reading US airstrike kill Taliban’s sucide bomber around Kabul airport.
A suspected rocket blast in Kabul Sunday hours after US President Joe Biden warned of another terror attack added to frayed nerves in the capital as a massive airlift of tens of thousands of Afghans entered its last days. About 114,000 people have fled the country via a US-led evacuation since the Taliban swept back … Continue reading Another bomb blast at Kabul.
A former U.K. Royal Marine who waged a high-profile campaign to leave Afghanistan with almost 200 rescued dogs and cats has flown to safety — with the animals, but without his charity’s Afghan staff, who were left behind in Kabul. A privately funded chartered plane carrying Paul “Pen” Farthing and his animals landed at London’s … Continue reading Ex-marine left Kabul with dogs, cats and other pets but left behind local staff
U.N. and private aid agencies say human rights violations have been surging in Afghanistan since Taliban militants seized control of the country. Aid agencies say Afghanistan is at a very dangerous point. They say an increasingly brutal conflict is worsening the already serious human rights violations in the country. CEO of the Asia Pacific Refugee … Continue reading Human right violation surge since Taliban takeover
Western forces running the Afghan airlift braced on Saturday for more attacks after the United States launched a drone strike, apparently killing an Islamic State “planner”, two days after the group claimed a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport. Among the 92 killed in Thursday’s suicide blast, claimed by Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate, were 13 U.S. … Continue reading United States lunches drone strike in Afghanistan.
Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Mali, Somalia and Mozambique may experience more daring jihadist activities following the triumph of the Taliban in Afghanistan, London-based Economist magazine warned. It specifically said the victory of the Taliban would fire up jihadists in the countries listed and encourage recruits to join them. The paper in a report titled: “After … Continue reading Effects of Taliban’s victory will be worse in Nigeria and others.
A source reported the twin explosions outside the Kabul airport on Thursday. Apart from the U.S. soldiers, about 60 people were killed in the explosion, AlJazeera reports. More than 60 wounded persons are being treated at the emergency hospital in Kabul, Aljazeera reported the hospital’s president as saying. A Pentagon official who addressed journalists in … Continue reading 12 American soldiers among the people killed in Kabul bomb explosion.
The Taliban will ban music in public their spokesman has said, because the movement considers it un-Islamic.Afghanistan's new rulers said they hoped to persuade people to abide by the new rule, rather than force them. The stricture would be a return to one of the strict rules of the Taliban's 1990s emirate, when most forms … Continue reading Taliban to ban music in public, says it’s forbidden in Islam.