South Asia

Afghanistan: What We Know

Here are the latest developments in Afghanistan as of August 28: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, citing a specific and credible threat, urged U.S. citizens to leave the vicinity of the airport immediately. The security alert included the South (Airport Circle) gate, the new Ministry of the Interior, and the …

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Afghan Paralympians ‘Extremely Emotional’ After Tokyo Arrival

Afghanistan’s two athletes made an “extremely emotional” arrival at the Tokyo Paralympic Village, Games chiefs said Sunday, after a top-secret flight from Paris following their evacuation from Kabul. Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli arrived in Japan ready to compete at the Games, after leaving Taliban-controlled Afghanistan last weekend in a …

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US Embassy in Kabul Issues Threat Alert

A few hours after U.S. President Joe Biden said another attack on the Kabul airport is likely within the next 24 to 36 hours, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, citing a specific and credible threat, urged U.S. citizens to leave the vicinity of the airport. The security alert urged Americans …

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High Risks Foreseen for Final Afghanistan Evacuation Flights

High Risks Foreseen for Final Afghanistan Evacuation Flights

The final American evacuation flights from Afghanistan—likely Tuesday—will be the most perilous. They will carry the last detachments of rearguard U.S. troops out of the country and will have no friendly ground force to protect them, Western military officials say.     They will have to depend on Taliban fighters …

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Afghanistan: What We Know

Here are the latest developments in Afghanistan as of Saturday: Zalmay Khalilzad, special U.S. envoy for Afghan peace, hailed a Taliban commitment to allow Afghans to leave the country after the U.S. ends its evacuation efforts on August 31. Another attack at the Kabul airport is likely soon, U.S. President …

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