US military dogs left behind in Afghanistan face torture, death

Middle East 09/01/21, 02:57

Animal welfare advocates fear several dogs might be tortured or killed for helping U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. American Humane is deeply concerned about the high number of military contract dogs not evacuated from Kabul. The charity organization believes Taliban fighters will severely punish the animals for their role in the Afghan ...

Pentagon officials knew Kabul ‘mass casualty’ attack was coming

Middle East 09/01/21, 01:47

Senior military officers were briefed on an Afghan terrorist bomb attack hours before a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 25. Kabul-based commandants phoned the Pentagon at 4:30 p.m. local time to warn the risk of attack is "highest" at Abbey Gate–where U.S. civilians waited ...

Education under Taliban: Genders study in different classes

Middle East 09/01/21, 01:01

Promising not to bar women from education in their control over Afghanistan this time, the Taliban in a Sunday, August 29 meeting, put forward one condition—different genders shall not study in the same room. “The people of Afghanistan will continue their higher education in the light of sharia law in safety ...

Biden approval rating hits record-low after Afghanistan crisis

Middle East 08/31/21, 15:41

Americans have never been more dissatisfied with the current president, a new poll shows. The latest Morning Consult poll results show only 48% percent of 15,623 registered U.S. voters approved of Joe Biden's performance on Aug. 30. The data also reveals more people disapprove, with 49% of respondents giving their thumbs down. ...

US declined Taliban offer to keep Kabul says report

Middle East 08/31/21, 02:07

Media speculation is growing the fall of Kabul could have been avoided, if the Biden administration accepted a militant group's peace offer. The Taliban held secret diplomatic talks with the United States before seizing control of the presidential palace on Aug. 15. Namely, fighters gave U.S. forces a chance to maintain ...

High risk of 9/11 attack warns GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham

New York 08/30/21, 20:36

A Republican from South Carolina predicted a high chance of a terrorist attack in the United States on Aug. 29. Sen. Lindsey Graham believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan dramatically increases the likelihood of terrorism happening on U.S. soil. "I have never been more worried about an attack on our homeland ...

Watch: Taliban uses US helicopter to dangle a person in public show

Middle East 08/30/21, 16:39

The Taliban quickly repurposed an abandoned aircraft to dangle a person in a public show of dominance on Aug. 30. The militant group used a U.S.-made helicopter to publicly hang a civilian above Kandahar, 497 kilometers (309 miles) southwest of Kabul. "Taliban using newly acquired American Blackhawk helicopters to hang people," Loud ...

Al Qaeda terrorist on US hit list is back in Afghanistan (Video)

Middle East 08/30/21, 15:44

A video posted Monday, Aug. 30 on Twitter by Newlines Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Hassan I. Hassan is causing much concern worldwide. In the video, Amin ul-Haq, once a close associate of Osama Bin Laden, receives a "warm" welcome upon his return to his hometown in Afghanistan after 20 years in ...

Taliban shuts down Kabul Airport after nearly all NATO troops evacuate

Middle East 08/29/21, 18:13

Taliban militants closed Kabul's airport to most Afghans seeking to evacuate on Aug. 28. U.S.-led forces have nearly finished a last-minute airlift to bring soldiers home after almost two decades in Afghanistan. U.S. allies understand exiting Afghanistan means leaving behind many locals who assisted them. They pledged to cooperate with the Taliban ...

US sends Afghan refugee children without parents to government shelters

Middle East 08/29/21, 15:25

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has sent Afghan children evacuees without adult family members to the government shelters. The HHS said that at least 34 Afghan children evacuated from Afghanistan to the United States had been designated as unaccompanied minors, and the U.S. immigration authorities have sent some ...

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