Taliban terrorist regime asks US Congress for $7 billion dollars

Middle East 11/17/21, 15:26

The Taliban terrorist regime that seized power in Afghanistan in August after overthrowing the Afghan government in the military absence of the United States sent an open letter to the U.S. Congress asking for the release of some $7 billion that remains frozen at the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...

‘They’re not US planes’: Twitter users reveal mistake in Defense Department tweet

Middle East 08/26/21, 00:40

On Sunday, Aug. 22, the Department of Defense posted a tweet that did not go unnoticed by Twitter users, who flagged a gross error. The tweet included images showing Afghan civilians aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, the tweet's description stated. https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense/status/1429574032610009095 At first glance, ...

Biden admin faces bipartisan criticism on fall of Afghanistan

Middle East 08/16/21, 16:17

Joe Biden's administration faces criticism from both sides of the aisle over its mismanaged U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Republicans and Democrats criticized the president for letting the Taliban seize control of Kabul much sooner than expected. Biden had intended to end a two decades-long armed conflict in the Middle Eastern country. However, ...

US expands Afghan refugee program in response to Taliban attacks

Middle East 08/03/21, 16:24

As fighting intensifies ahead of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month, the Biden administration stepped up its efforts to assist at-risk Afghan residents fleeing Taliban attacks.According to the State Department, "thousands" of Afghans are now eligible to resettle in the United States permanently. Current and former ...

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