Taliban militants have launched attacks on checkpoints and cemented control over a border trade crossing. The Taliban have launched a wave of offensives around the country, particularly in the north, outside of their southern strongholds.
The US military's C-RAM defence system was activated to shoot down the drones above the Ain al-Assad base, located in Iraq's western desert, the Iraqi military said.
Like thousands of Afghan translators who served with NATO forces, Nazir Ahmad fears for his life as the US-led alliance scrambles to pull out of the country in the coming weeks. “The situation is deteriorating now as foreign forces leave,” he told AFP in Kabul. “We are scared of the
President Joe Biden promised Afghanistan’s top leaders a “sustained” partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the United States’ longest war amid escalating Taliban violence.
Khan also talked about his efforts to build a closer relationship with Afghanistan and improve relations with India, regretting that the current Indian government does not seem interested in normalising relations, perhaps a change of government in Delhi would help.
For 61 years, Johnny Gomez has sat US Marines in his tan, leather swivel chair at the Esquire Barber Shop for the “high and tight”: faded on the back and sides, short on the top and finished off with a straight razor. Little has changed but the price — still a bargain
Amid the chaos in Kabul, politicians and pundits have declared the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan a defeat from which US influence may never recover. “Biden’s credibility is now shot,” wrote Gideon Rachman, chief oracle of Britain’s Financial Times.
The two major blasts outside the Kabul airport on Thursday, where more than 100 people have been killed, about 13 of them of the US Marines, is rude and shocking reminder that within the right-wing militant groups there are divisions and factions,
In the wake of the suicide bombs at Kabul airport by Daesh terrorists, I must pay tribute to those Americans who have been helping to rescue endangered Afghans. That includes the US Marines who died while trying to help carry out evacuations,