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Kabul evacuation intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — The US military in Afghanistan sent helicopters to rescue over 150 Americans unable to reach the Kabul airport gates, an official said Friday, in the first evidence that US forces were willing and able to go beyond the US-secured compound to help people seeking evacuation. The news came as American officials […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 22nd, 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

US tells citizens to avoid Kabul airport due to security threats

The United States on Saturday urged its citizens in Afghanistan to avoid traveling to Kabul airport, citing "potential security threats" near its gates......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Afghans face impossible race against time to flee Kabul

Tens of thousands of Afghans were racing Sunday to flee their country as the United States warned of security threats at Kabul's chaotic airport and the European Union said it was "impossible" to evacuate everyone at risk from the Taliban......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

PDEA-7 intensifies random K9 inspections in piers, airports, warehouses

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) intensifies random K9 inspections to interdict the possible illegal drug trade in mails and parcels in the region. Leiah Albiar, spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that these inspections were part of their existing coordination with firms like Lalamove, J&T, and others. Further, the national office continues […] The post PDEA-7 intensifies random K9 inspections in piers, airports, warehouses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

The Afghan moment

It seemed so surreal seeing the images of Afghan citizens clinging on to a C-17 US Air Force aircraft as it was taxiing down the runway at Kabul airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Du30 flight passing thru turbulent area

Return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts! The evacuation flight piloted by Digong Duterte is passing through a turbulent area!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul for political talks

The Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks with fellow members of the group and other politicians on establishing a new Afghan government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated 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

GoFundMe campaign raises $6mn for Afghan evacuation

GoFundMe campaign raises $6mn for Afghan evacuation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

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:  abscbnRelated 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

Biden says US troops could stay longer in Kabul to rescue last Americans

Biden says US troops could stay longer in Kabul to rescue last Americans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated 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

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

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

OFWs harassed by Taliban in escape from Kabul

Sporadic gunshots and explosions have become a part of the daily lives of the Afghan people and residents in Kabul......»»

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

US brass bitter as chaos reigns in Kabul

Washington—The mood was somber Monday in the corridors of the Pentagon, where US military personnel watched helplessly as chaos erupted at Kabul airport and privately criticized the slow pace of Joe Biden’s administration in evacuating US-allied Afghans who fear Taliban retribution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated 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