Afghanistan: Youngsters protest online against order telling girls not to go to school

Afghan girls and boys have joined a social media protest against a decision by the Taliban to prevent young females going to school. Putting their own safety at risk, many have created makeshift banners to make their points, opposing an edict by the Taliban government that female middle and high school students should not return… Continue reading Afghanistan: Youngsters protest online against order telling girls not to go to school

GOP Sen. Jim Risch Dabbles In Right-Wing Joe Biden Conspiracy

Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) had a burning question for Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Tuesday’s anticipated oversight hearing on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: Who keeps silencing Joe Biden? Risch, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asserted in the hearing that someone in the White House hit a “button” to stop… Continue reading GOP Sen. Jim Risch Dabbles In Right-Wing Joe Biden Conspiracy

Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached out with aid and discussions of future assistance.FILE PHOTO: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, political chief of Afghanistan’s Taliban,… Continue reading Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

Afghanistan: Dual-nationals feel safe but angry at West after touching down in Doha

They arrive into a wall of heat as they descend from the aircraft. Everyone looks tired, but their faces shine brightly with relief. All of the passengers on board the 777 have made the difficult journey to safety from Kabul, Afghanistan. Amongst them many families; women carrying their children, who are all too often asleep… Continue reading Afghanistan: Dual-nationals feel safe but angry at West after touching down in Doha

Terrorism will increase under Afghanistan's newly appointed Taliban government, experts warn

The Taliban in Afghanistan have named a new interim government led by hardliners that includes no women, minorities or opposition members. In a controversial appointment, Sirajuddin Haqqani has become Afghanistan's interior minister, in charge of police and security. Haqqani is on the FBI's most wanted list and a designated global terrorist as leader of the… Continue reading Terrorism will increase under Afghanistan's newly appointed Taliban government, experts warn

What Does the Afghanistan Crisis Mean for the Financial Markets?

A lot of ink has been spilt on the lamentable Afghanistan fall into Taliban hands on August 14, after a war that lasted almost 20 years. Yet only a few drops for its impact on the financial markets. What does the new Islamist government mean for the rest of the world? This is the question… Continue reading What Does the Afghanistan Crisis Mean for the Financial Markets?

Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province, top U.S. general warns of civil war

Panjshir Valley the last region resisting Taliban Top U.S. general sees possible civil war, "terrorist" threat Taliban break up women's protest in Kabul – footage New government to be announced next week, Taliban member says Some signs of normality in Afghan capital Taliban and opposition forces battled on Saturday to control the Panjshir Valley north… Continue reading Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province, top U.S. general warns of civil war

Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province, top U.S. general warns of civil war

(Reuters) – Taliban and opposition forces battled on Saturday to control the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul, the last Afghan province holding out against the militant group, as the top U.S. general warned of a “civil war” if the Islamists failed to consolidate power. Both sides claimed to have the upper hand in Panjshir but… Continue reading Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province, top U.S. general warns of civil war

Afghanistan aftermath: Democrats send letter to Blinken urging safe return of American citizens, SIV holders

Afghan journalist describes ‘hopeless’ feeling after US withdrawal Voice of America journalist Lemar describes ongoing efforts by Afghan allies to evacuate the country following the Taliban takeover A group of Democratic lawmakers on Friday sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the safe return of American citizens and Afghan allies out of… Continue reading Afghanistan aftermath: Democrats send letter to Blinken urging safe return of American citizens, SIV holders

Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province of Panjshir

(Reuters) – Taliban and opposition forces battled on Saturday to control the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul, the last Afghan province holding out against the Islamist group, with both sides claiming to have the upper hand without producing conclusive evidence. The Taliban, which took power in the rest of the country three weeks ago, were… Continue reading Taliban, opposition fight for Afghan holdout province of Panjshir

Taliban, opposition vie to control Panjshir; Pakistan spy chief flies to Kabul

(Reuters) – Taliban and opposition forces were fighting on Saturday for control of the Panjshir valley north of Kabul, the last province in Afghanistan holding out against the Islamist militia, according to reports.FILE PHOTO: Men prepare for defense against the Taliban in Panjshir, Afghanistan August 22, 2021. Aamaj News Agency via REUTERS Taliban sources had… Continue reading Taliban, opposition vie to control Panjshir; Pakistan spy chief flies to Kabul

Afghanistan: UK needs to engage with Taliban given ‘new reality’, says Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has highlighted the importance of engaging with the Taliban as he acknowledged the need “to face up to the new reality in Afghanistan”. While not recognising the militant group as the government in Kabul, the cabinet minister pointed to the necessity of having “a direct line of communication” to discuss a… Continue reading Afghanistan: UK needs to engage with Taliban given ‘new reality’, says Dominic Raab

Evacuated Afghans, hoping to resettle in U.S., face extended limbo in third countries

(Reuters) – In mid-August, Ahmad got an urgent call from his nephew, Zia, telling him to come immediately to Kabul airport to try to get on an evacuation flight.Evacuees from Afghanistan arrive at Al-Udeid airbase in Doha, Qatar in this recent undated handout. Government Communications Office of the State of Qatar/Handout via REUTERS Members of… Continue reading Evacuated Afghans, hoping to resettle in U.S., face extended limbo in third countries

Those left in Afghanistan complain of broken US promises

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Even in the final days of Washington’s chaotic airlift in Afghanistan, Javed Habibi was getting phone calls from the U.S. government promising that the green card holder from Richmond, Virginia, his wife and their four daughters would not be left behind.  He was told to stay home and not worry, that… Continue reading Those left in Afghanistan complain of broken US promises

Biden's Afghanistan speech written poorly with even worse delivery, experts say

Sen. Graham: Biden calling Afghanistan a success is a ‘scary thing’ Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says the war between radical Islam and the United States in Afghanistan is not over and the Biden administration is misleading Americans. Former government speechwriters and messaging experts are slamming President Biden over his address to the nation Tuesday, criticizing… Continue reading Biden's Afghanistan speech written poorly with even worse delivery, experts say

Taliban confront Afghan economy in turmoil, humanitarian crisis

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers struggled to keep the country functioning on Wednesday after the final withdrawal of U.S. forces, with foreign donors alarmed about an impending humanitarian crisis.Families who arrive from Afghanistan are seen at their makeshift tents as they take refuge near a railway station in Chaman, Pakistan September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Saeed… Continue reading Taliban confront Afghan economy in turmoil, humanitarian crisis

Biden Plays the Long Game as He Justifies the End of the ‘Forever War’

President Biden is banking on the assumption that he will be remembered for finally extricating the country from the war in Afghanistan, not for how he did it. By Peter Baker The forever war is over, but the forever debate may be only beginning. As he presided over the end of a lost 20-year mission… Continue reading Biden Plays the Long Game as He Justifies the End of the ‘Forever War’

With Kabul airport closed, fearful Afghans rush for the border

(Reuters) -Crowds seeking to flee Afghanistan flocked to its borders while long queues formed at banks on Wednesday, as an administrative vacuum after the Taliban’s takeover left foreign donors unsure of how to respond to a looming humanitarian crisis.Afghan nationals stand at the Dowqarun border crossing between Iran and Afghanistan, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran August… Continue reading With Kabul airport closed, fearful Afghans rush for the border

As Afghanistan adjusts to Taliban rule, music goes silent

(Reuters) – Even before the last U.S. flight left Kabul at midnight on Monday, many of the bright and garish sights and sounds of city life in Afghanistan were changing as those left behind tried to fit in with the austere tone of their new Taliban rulers.FILE PHOTO: Afghan music students participate in a music… Continue reading As Afghanistan adjusts to Taliban rule, music goes silent

Trump Rants About Media Spending ‘All Night’ On Ida Instead Of His ‘Great’ Taliban Deal

Former President Donald Trump called in to a conservative radio show Monday to gripe about the media spending “all night long” on Sunday covering the deadly and massively destructive Hurricane Ida instead of his “great agreement” with the Taliban. Trump’s ill-fated agreement, signed by his administration in February 2020, promised that the U.S. would get out of Afghanistan… Continue reading Trump Rants About Media Spending ‘All Night’ On Ida Instead Of His ‘Great’ Taliban Deal

U.S. ends 20-year war in Afghanistan with final evacuation flights out of Kabul

The United States has finished its evacuation efforts from Kabul's airport, the Pentagon said Monday, effectively ending America's longest war. The last C-17 military cargo aircraft departed Hamid Karzai International Airport Monday afternoon, according to U.S. Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command. McKenzie said that there were no Americans on the… Continue reading U.S. ends 20-year war in Afghanistan with final evacuation flights out of Kabul

American University of Kabul students and alumni trying to flee were sent home.

Hundreds of students and alumni of American University of Kabul gathered at a safe house on Sunday and boarded buses in what was supposed to be a final attempt at evacuation on U.S. military flights, students and alumni said. But after seven hours of waiting for clearance to enter the airport gates and driving around… Continue reading American University of Kabul students and alumni trying to flee were sent home.

Former BTC Innovator from Afghanistan Muhammad Ali Is Fleeing for His Life

The debacle in Afghanistan continues, and the incompetence of Joe Biden and his cronies in the U.S. is becoming more evident than ever. Figures like Muhammad Ali sought to bring a whole new level of crypto-based innovation to the country before the Taliban took over. Now, Ali finds himself not a crypto-based business developer, but… Continue reading Former BTC Innovator from Afghanistan Muhammad Ali Is Fleeing for His Life

U.S. strikes at Islamic State militants in Kabul as withdrawal nears end

(Reuters) -The United States carried out a missile strike on Islamic State militants in Kabul on Sunday, U.S. officials said, as its forces at the capital’s airport worked to complete a withdrawal that will end two decades of involvement in Afghanistan. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the strike targeted suspected ISIS-K… Continue reading U.S. strikes at Islamic State militants in Kabul as withdrawal nears end