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

‘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

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

Afghanistan live news: unclear how many will be left behind after evacuation, says UK foreign secretary | World news

[ad_1] As thousands flee Afghanistan, some refugees want to go back, AFP reports. From trucks stuffed with carpets, bedding, clothes and even goats, around 200 Afghan refugees look beyond the horizon toward Spin Boldak in their country’s south, waiting to return home from Pakistan. Dreading another period of harsh rule after the Taliban’s rapid takeover … Read more