Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Two hundred Americans and other foreigners who remain in Afghanistan are set to depart the war-ravaged country on charter flights from Kabul on Thursday after the new Taliban government agreed to their evacuation, a U.S. official said. The departures will be among the first international flights to take off from Kabul airport since the Islamist… Read More Taliban interim government agrees to allow foreigners leave Afghanistan

Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government on Tuesday, including an associate of the Islamist militant movement’s founder as premier and a wanted man on a U.S. terrorism list as interior minister. World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an… Read More Taliban announces new government in Afghanistan

Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

A Taliban spokesman said a U.S. drone strike targeting a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on Sunday resulted in civilian casualties, and condemned the United States for failing to inform the Taliban before ordering the strike. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahidtold China’s state television CGTN on Monday that seven people were killed in the drone attack, describing… Read More Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport

U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets that were fired at Kabul’s airport early on Monday morning, a U.S. official said, as the United States rushed to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end its longest war. U.S. and allied forces are hurrying to evacuate their remaining citizens and at-risk Afghans before completing… Read More U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport

U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

A U.S. drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike Kabul airport on Sunday, as American forces worked to complete a withdrawal that will end two decades of military involvement in Afghanistan. The strike was the second by the U.S. military since an Islamic State suicide bomb outside… Read More U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

U.S. begins airlift of Afghan workers who worked with troops during mission

Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. The operation to evacuate U.S.-affiliated Afghans and family members comes… Read More U.S. begins airlift of Afghan workers who worked with troops during mission

U.S. President Joe Biden authorizes $100million emergency fund for Afghan refugees, assures of continued support

With the last U.S. forces on the way out of Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden assured President Ashraf Ghani of U.S. diplomatic and humanitarian support on Friday as Taliban advances piled pressure on the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. In a phone call, Biden and Ghani “agreed that the Taliban’s current offensive is in direct contradiction… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden authorizes $100million emergency fund for Afghan refugees, assures of continued support

U.S. launches airstrikes to support Afghan government forces

The United States has carried out air strikes to support Afghan government forces who have been under pressure from the Taliban as U.S.-led foreign forces carry out the final stages of their withdrawal from the country. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Thursday the air strikes were in support of Afghan security forces in… Read More U.S. launches airstrikes to support Afghan government forces