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Afghanistan minute by minute: the Taliban crush those who oppose it

Afghans celebrate their country’s 102nd Independence Day with the national flag in Kabul. (Photo by Wakeel Khader/AFP via Getty Images) A crowd of Afghans in.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnAug 20th, 2021

US VP Harris begins Asia trip amid Afghan debacle

Vice President Kamala Harris began a trip to Asia Sunday where she will offer reassurances of Washington's commitment to the region after the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Taliban inherit untapped $1T minerals trove

The Taliban now hold the keys to an untouched trillion-dollar trove of minerals including some that could power the world’s transition to renewable energies, but Afghanistan has long struggled to tap its vast deposits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

LIVE updates: Pacquiao vs Ugas in Las Vegas

In his first fight since July 2019, Pacquiao is out to take back the title the WBA stripped him of in a fight marred by a last-minute change of opponent......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s situation bulletin, 42 Filipinos are still requesting company or government repatriation. Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Islamabad has […] The post 49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul

An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation said Thursday. The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan, a government institution that worked with sporting groups, confirmed the death of […] The post Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Evacuation bid of 90 Pinoy in Kabul fails

Flight cancellations have hampered government efforts to evacuate the remaining 90 Filipinos in Afghanistan, which is now under the control of the militant Taliban group, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Anti-Taliban forces massing north of Kabul: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that armed resistance to the Taliban is forming in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, led by deposed vice-president Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, the son of a slain anti-Taliban fighter. “The Taliban doesn’t control the whole territory of Afghanistan,” Lavrov told reporters at a press conference in Moscow following a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

The tragedy in Afghanistan

After 20 years of involvement in a war in Afghanistan, the United States finally withdrew in defeat. Now with the fall of Kabul, the Taliban has taken over the reins of government for the second time after the Afghan president surreptitiously fled to Tajikistan. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Facebook shuts down Taliban’s WhatsApp hotline

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook said Tuesday it was blocking WhatsApp accounts linked to the Taliban after the radical Islamic group seized control of Afghanistan and sought to use the messaging service to help it govern. “The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Indian evacuees fly out of Afghanistan unharmed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — Outside the main iron gate of the Indian embassy in Kabul, a group of Taliban fighters waited — armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Inside the compound were 150 Indian diplomats and nationals — growing increasingly nervous as they watched news of the Taliban tightening their grip on the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

The West, the East, and Afghanistan

The scenes from Kabul airport seem straight out of the World War Z movie thousands of people desperately running for their lives, squeezing themselves into jet bridges, and climbing departing airplanes to escape a country that is now back in the hands of the Taliban......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Patchwork

In just ten days, the Taliban swept through all of Afghanistan. In many places, they took over cities without firing a shot, as the US-trained and equipped Afghan national army simply evaporated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

A graveyard of empires

The 20-year war in Afghanistan -- formally known as Operation Enduring Freedom launched in 2001 after the 9/11 World Trade Center bombing by the US and its NATO allies and joined later on by Canada, Australia and New Zealand to oust the then Taliban government,which was suspected of having harbored many of the perpetrators of that dastardly attack on American soil—ended last Sunday with the triumphant return of this Islamic movement to Kabul. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippines can take in asylum seekers from Afghanistan — Palace

The Philippines is willing to accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan, which has been taken over by the Islamist movement Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippines open to accepting asylum seekers from Afghanistan

The Philippines is willing to accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan, which has been taken over by the Islamist movement Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is willing to accept refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said Tuesday. “Since time immemorial po, the Philippines has had jurisprudence even before the convention on refugees welcoming asylum seekers. Sabi nga po ng Korte Suprema, the Philippines will not […] The post Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Malala warns of crisis in Afghanistan: ‘We cannot see a country going back centuries’

London – Nobel Peace Prize Malala YousafzaiThe one who survived the Taliban shooting in 2012 for standing up for women’s education, today warned against it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

35 repatriated from Afghanistan as other Filipinos wait for flights home

The Department of Foreign Affairs said 35 Filipinos from Afghanistan, which has been taken over by the Taliban, returned to the Philippines earlier Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Taliban retakes Afghanistan, panic in Kabul

Thousands of people were on Monday trying to escape Kabul......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Pacquiao breaks Los Angeles camp, enters fight week with uncertain future

Manny Pacquiao tapered off his six-week Los Angeles training that had been momentarily disrupted by a last-minute opponent change, heading to Las Vegas for his first fight after a two-year layoff caused mainly by the raging COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021