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The United States and Germany have advised their nationals in Afghanistan to avoid travelling to Kabul airport, citing security risks as thousands gathered trying to flee the country almost a week after the Taliban took control. Conditions outside Hamid Karzai International Airport have been chaotic amid the crush of people hoping to flee the Taliban…
Sayed* has not slept in days. His nights are filled with frantic messages from friends and family, and his days are filled speaking to the media and lobbying California’s congresspeople by phone, email, and trips to their offices. “This is a very dark day not only for Afghanistan but for the international community,” said Sayed,…
Two Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy shot in the head by Israeli forces, are in a critical condition.The Israeli military launched air raids on Gaza following clashes between its soldiers and Palestinian protesters during a demonstration to commemorate the burning of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque 52 years ago. In a statement late on Saturday, the Israeli…
Washington, DC – The United States’ longest war is coming to an unceremonious end. US troops are leaving Kabul with the Taliban once again in charge of the capital of Afghanistan, which American soldiers captured nearly 20 years ago. The rapid collapse of the Afghan government after 20 years of US support shows the limits…
For the sixth straight Saturday, protesters march against the COVID health pass they describe as a restriction of freedom.Thousands of people have marched in cities across France to protest the COVID-19 health pass that is now required to access restaurants and cafes, cultural venues, sports arenas and long-distance travel. For a sixth straight weekend, opponents…
Dynamic Business brings you a daily rundown of the most recent business news and developments from Australia and around the world. Here’s the roundup for August 4:  Unemployment rate may rise: RBA warns The Reserve Bank of Australia has warned the unemployment rate is expected to increase in the near term due to the extended…
The Taliban is going house-to-house searching for opponents and their families, according to a United Nations threat assessment report, deepening fears that Afghanistan‘s new rulers are planning revenge. After routing government forces and taking over Kabul on Sunday to end 20 years of war, the group had repeatedly promised a complete amnesty as part of…
While children around the world check their school supplies list and prepare to attend classes, 4,000 Palestinian students are caught up in uncertainty. They do not know when – or if – they will be able to return to their familiar hallways and classrooms. Despite their worries, like all pupils in Gaza, they began the…
The Taliban’s dramatic takeover of Kabul has thrown the future of the US’s commitments to Afghanistan, as well as its broader relationship to the region, into doubt. Questions now loom about Washington’s continued investment in the neighbourhood and in particular the extent of its commitment to Afghanistan’s women and minorities, who face an uncertain future…
Evacuation flights from Kabul airport have restarted after a brief pause of several hours due to overcrowding at a staging base in Qatar, the Pentagon said on Friday. President Joe Biden has said he could not guarantee the outcome of the emergency evacuation from Kabul’s airport, calling it one of the most “difficult” airlift operations…