No-fly list person from Afghanistan made it to UK via rescue flight

Middle East 08/25/21, 01:01

One passenger was evacuated from Afghanistan even though he was banned from traveling to his destination on Aug. 24. Bureaucrats are investigating exactly how a no-fly listed man, fleeing the Taliban, was allowed to board an evacuation flight and become a British security risk. "An individual was flagged to the Home Office ...

Biden: Afghanistan withdrawal depends on Taliban cooperation

Middle East 08/24/21, 22:06

The president will completely withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of August. Joe Biden agreed to meet Taliban extremist demands on the condition there is a contingency plan, and the militant group cooperates. "We are currently on a pace to finish by Aug. 31. The sooner we can finish, the ...

Afghanistan: Reliable report confirms Taliban executions, says UN

Middle East 08/24/21, 16:48

The United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, ascertained that the Taliban were committing crimes against Afghans, contradicting their claims of peace.  Speaking to the Human Rights Council, Bachelet said she had received “credible reports” that the Taliban were not following through with their public ...

Germany confirms firefight at Kabul Airport

Middle East 08/23/21, 06:02

A firefight involving Western forces and unidentified gunmen erupted at Kabul airport, Germany's armed forces said on Monday, Aug. 23. The German military said that the firefight joined by U.S. and German forces occurred at the North Gate of Kabul airport, killing one Afghan guard and injuring three others. Ever since the ...

Biden will vet Afghan refugees before granting entry to US

Middle East 08/23/21, 01:02

Joe Biden's administration will carefully select which Afghan evacuees are allowed to enter the United States on Aug. 22. The president promised anyone fleeing Taliban violence will have to undergo a thorough security check before setting foot in the Land of the Free. "Anyone arriving in the United States will have undergone ...

Taliban sets woman on fire for ‘bad cooking’ says report

Middle East 08/22/21, 20:26

Taliban fighters allegedly set an Afghan woman on fire for preparing an unsatisfactory meal on Aug. 20. Najla Ayoubi described her experiences in Afghanistan's capitol of Kabul as horrible. The former Afghan judge revealed she had to "flee" for her life after supporting women's rights. "They are forcing people to give them ...

Defense secretary admits Taliban fighters beat US evacuees in Afghanistan

Middle East 08/22/21, 18:11

Joe Biden's top defense policymaker and adviser came clean about a militant group mistreating U.S. citizens who are trying to flee Afghanistan, on Aug. 20. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Taliban fighters physically and verbally abused Americans for trying to evacuate Kabul. The military veteran criticized the behavior as inadmissible. "We are ...

Trump says Biden should apologize to America for Afghanistan crisis

Middle East 08/21/21, 15:58

Former President Donald Trump, on Friday evening, Aug. 20, asked his successor to apologize for the way he is handling the withdrawal from Afghanistan. ''Joe Biden must apologize to America for allowing the military to leave before civilians and for allowing $85 billion dollars’ worth of sophisticated military equipment to be ...

Nearly empty evacuation plane departs Kabul sparking outcry

Middle East 08/20/21, 19:04

A philanthropist circulated imagery showing a rescue plane depart Kabul with several vacant seats on Aug. 19. Nowzad Charity founder Paul Farthing strongly criticized the Afghan evacuation effort. The former British soldier shared a photo taken from inside the plane. The picture suggests the aircraft he boarded could have carried dozens ...

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