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Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 snowstorm flees Afghanistan

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An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden after his helicopter made an emergency landing during a snowstorm in 2008, when he was a senator, has escaped Afghanistan with his family. After the Taliban takeover i...

US to give humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Taliban say

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The United States has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, but refused to give political recognition to the country’s new rulers, the Taliban said ...

US Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘logistical success but strategic failure’, Milley says

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the evacuation of Kabul was “a logistical success but a strategic failure,” the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has told the Senate. Gen Mark Milley gave the stark assessment ...

Jake Sullivan: the Biden insider at the center of the Afghanistan crisis

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On the afternoon of 30 agosto, a White House aide brought a note into the Oval Office confirming that the last US military plane had left Afghan airspace, marking the moment America’s longest war had come to an end. J...

Mismatch of mindsets: why the Taliban won in Afghanistan

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Some years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and t...

Afghanistan: second Ministry of Defence email data breach emerges

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A second data breach by the Ministry of Defence in the space of a few days that could compromise the safety of Afghans has emerged. Defence officials sent an email that had the email addresses and some names of 55 peo...

Taliban ask to address UN general assembly after Afghanistan takeover

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The Taliban have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan’s former United Nations ambassador and are asking to speak at the UN general assembly, a UN spokesperson has said. UN officials must now decide which represen...

Three killed in explosions in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan

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At least three people have been killed and more than 18 people injured in three explosions in Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. It is reported that the intended target may have been a passing conv...

Afghanistan: former Chevening scholars accuse UK of abandoning them

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A group of former Chevening scholars have accused the British government of abandoning them in Afghanistan, where they say their lives are at grave risk from the Taliban. The UK government has prioritised the rescue o...

Dozens more female footballers and family members escape Afghanistan

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Più di 96 female footballers and their family members have fled across the border of Afghanistan to Pakistan with the help of the Pakistan football federation. The evacuation comes just over two weeks after the fin...

Posta del mattino: Dfat warning before Afghanistan visit, international vaccine passport plan, woolly mammoths

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Buongiorno. There is light at the end of the tunnel for families waiting to reunite across international borders, with plans for digital declarations that include vaccination status set to facilitate international t...

Dopo 20 anni, Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has finally ended the 9/11 era

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Foreign policy, for better or worse, is always an extension of a nation’s domestic politics. The arc of America’s war in Afghanistan is a testament to this reality – the story of a superpower that overreached, lentamente ...

Malfeasance: Biden decried it in Afghanistan – but what does it mean?

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In his speech marking the end of the Afghanistan war, begun soon after the 9/11 attacks on 11 settembre 20 anni fa, Joe Biden complained that the former Afghan president had fled amid “corruption and malfeasance”, w ...

Afghanistan flight carrying more than 100 foreign passengers lands in Doha

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A flight carrying more than 100 international passengers out of Kabul has landed in Doha, the first such civilian flight since the chaotic evacuation of 124,000 foreigners and at-risk Afghans sparked by the Taliban’s ...

UK would be prepared to launch Afghanistan drone strikes, says Wallace

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Britain could be prepared to undertake lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan if the Taliban fail to prevent international terrorism taking hold in the country, the defence secretary said on Tuesday. Ben Wallace was spea...

Judgment day for Afghanistan: the ‘raw’ legal drama trying Britain for war crimes

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Twenty years after the start of the coalition invasion of Afghanistan, the chaos of the withdrawal has prompted calls from cross-party politicians for an independent inquiry to take a cold, strategic look at what went...

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