Turkey’s President Erdogan highlights urgent need for security to be established in Afghanistan as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster following the Taliban’s return to power.
The number of "independent departures," which could top 700, is raising alarms among immigration advocates concerned about the risks to Afghans who give up on the resettlement process.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan touched on a range of topics and reserved his harshest words for India, labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government “fascist.”
US Treasury issued two general licenses, one of which allows the US government, NGOs and certain international organizations, including the UN, to engage in transactions with the Taliban in a bid to provide aid to the war-torn country.
The Taliban on Tuesday announced an interim government for Afghanistan that includes veterans of their 1990s rule and the 20-year battle against the US-led coalition.
The Taliban have given assurances of safe passage for all seeking to leave Afghanistan with proper travel documents, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a joint news conference with Qatar’s top diplomats and defense officials.
Meanwhile, the United Nations said it had restarted humanitarian flights to parts of the country, linking the Pakistani capital Islamabad with Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan and Kandahar in the south.
America's longest war took the lives of nearly 2,500 US troops and an estimated 240,000 Afghans, and cost some $2 trillion.
Western nations warn their citizens to immediately leave area around Kabul airport over a "terrorist" threat, as thousands of people try to reach a dwindling number of evacuation flights.
Huge crowds remain outside Kabul airport, desperate to flee the Taliban who now control the country, ahead of the August 31 deadline to end US-led evacuations.
Thousands of people remain camped inside and outside the busy airport anxiously waiting for a chance to flee after Taliban's shockingly swift takeover of the country in a little over a week's time.
Britain's chief of the defence staff Nick Carter sparked online debate after he asked the international community to give the insurgents some space to form a new government in Afghanistan.
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