UK evacuation from Kabul to end in ‘a matter of hours’ | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The UK has stopped taking people into Kabul airport to remove them from Afghanistan, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace has said, and the evacuation process will end in “a matter of hours”. Accepting that there would be Afghan translators or others who worked with UK forces who would not get out, Wallace said these … Read more

Boris Johnson: UK will continue with final stages of Kabul airlift | Afghanistan

[ad_1] UK forces will continue with the final stages of an evacuation programme from Kabul despite a deadly suicide bombing and gun attack outside the city’s airport, Boris Johnson has said. But while the prime minister said the UK had extracted the “overwhelming majority” of UK nationals or Afghans eligible to be removed, a series … Read more

‘Total betrayal’: Afghan interpreters shocked as New Zealand ends Kabul evacuation | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Afghan interpreters left behind after New Zealand ceased its mercy flights are shocked and terrified at being stranded, saying it is a “total betrayal” by the New Zealand government. The Guardian spoke to an Afghan interpreter, Ali* who was approved for a resettlement visa in New Zealand due to fears of reprisal from the … Read more

Afghanistan live news: Biden vows revenge for Kabul airport attack that killed 60 civilians and 13 US service members as Islamic State claims responsibility | World news

[ad_1] 12.48am BST 00:48 Trudeau: ‘our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work with partners to resettle refugees in his country. “Our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan and the loved ones of the victims, including the brave women and men of our allies,” he said. … Read more

‘It was like doomsday’: wait at Kabul airport descends into terror | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Another long, hot afternoon in Kabul was drawing to a close, thousands of foreigners and Afghans – many in family groups with young children – still hoping to flee the capital, thronged the heavily guarded gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport, desperate to board one of the last planes out. The atmosphere was febrile: … Read more

Civilians and soldiers dead after two suicide bombs strike Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Two powerful suicide bombs and a gunman struck one of the main entrances to Kabul’s international airport, killing at least 13 civilians and multiple US Marines, with reports suggesting at least three, just hours after western intelligence agencies warned of an imminent and “very credible” terrorist threat. As US officials blamed the Afghan branch … Read more

Isis affiliate is prime suspect for Kabul airport suicide bombing | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The prime suspect for the suicide bombing at Kabul airport is the Isis affiliate in Afghanistan known as Islamic State Khorasan Province, ISKP or Isis-K. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, said on Sunday there was an “acute” and “persistent” threat to the continuing evacuations from the Afghan capital from Isis-K – … Read more

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live | US news

[ad_1] 2.50pm BST 14:50 Explosion occurs outside the Kabul airport, Pentagon confirms An explosion has occurred outside the Kabul airport where the US and its allies are carrying out evacuations, the Pentagon has just confirmed. “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when … Read more

Women’s rights will be respected ‘within the limits of Islam’, say Taliban – video | World news

[ad_1] The Taliban said they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women ‘within the limits of Islam’, as they held their first press conference since seizing Kabul. During their rule between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented their own strict interpretation of sharia law, preventing women from working and … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more