19 September 2021
State Dept's Overseas Security Advisory Council said Aug. 14: Repatriation flights are not free, & passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement & may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports til the loan is repaid. Cost may be $2,000 or more per person1 month ago
State Dept's Overseas Security Advisory Council said Aug. 14: "Repatriation flights are not free, & passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement & may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports til the loan is repaid. Cost may be $2,000 or more per person
U.S. Air Force C-17 evacuation flights leaving Kabul airport nearly half empty: Pentagon
1 month ago
Mr Tahir says senior Taliban leadership in talks with Panjshiri religious and military leaders for peaceful handover of Panjshir to the Taliban
1 month ago
Putin had a phone call with Macron, discussed Iranian nuclear program, Afghanistan, Karabakh and Ukraine
1 month ago
Erdogan: We will communicate with the government that the Taliban will form if necessary
1 month ago
We (Taliban) cannot be blamed for the chaos, deaths caused at the Kabul airport - Taliban official
@StateDept has issued a new alert in kabul: "U.S. citizens, U.S. LPRs, and their spouses and children (under age 21) should proceed to Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) as soon as possible The United States Government cannot ensure safe passage to the airport
Pentagon: 'No plans to expand' U.S. military presence in Kabul beyond the airport
Today, @POTUS will meet with his national security team to manage efforts in Afghanistan, receive an update on the COVID19 response and engage with members of Congress regarding his #BuildBackBetter agenda ahead of the House returning, according to a @WhiteHouse official
The Taliban has stopped all imports and exports between India and Afghanistan. The Taliban has closed the transit route in Pakistan that facilitates trade with India
1 month ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry: The Taliban gave guarantees to Russia that it will not obstruct the process of Russian citizens leaving Afghanistan
To all those helping evacuees seeking access to Kabul airport in Afghanistan, here is a map of the gates to the airport's grounds, verified by a Times reporter who is inside the airport1 month ago
To all those helping evacuees seeking access to Kabul airport in Afghanistan, here is a map of the gates to the airport's grounds, verified by a Times reporter who is inside the airport
1 month ago
Tajikistan and China conduct exercises using tanks, artillery and aviation against the background of the situation in Afghanistan
Another large Shi'ite Ashura gathering was held in Kabul city. Shi'ite sources and local media confirmed that Taliban provided security for the gathering1 month ago
Another large Shi'ite Ashura gathering was held in Kabul city. Shi'ite sources and local media confirmed that Taliban provided security for the gathering
"The U.S. military never understood sunk costs," former Army civil affairs officer and Afghan war vet tells
1 month ago
Taliban fighters manned checkpoints around Kabul's airport on Thursday as concerns built they were blocking Afghans from reaching evacuation flights, with the United States demanding safe passage
Here's a clearer version of this map provided by @NYTimesAtWar for people trying to access HKIA gates in Kabul1 month ago
Here's a clearer version of this map provided by @NYTimesAtWar for people trying to access HKIA gates in Kabul
President Biden says he's committed to keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means maintaining a military presence there beyond his Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawal
1 month ago
At least two people have been killed after Taliban fighters opened fire at a crowd celebrating independence day in the Afghan city of Asadabad, witnesses have told @AJEnglish
It seems that the Il76 that can be seen in Kabul airport is Ukrainian1 month ago
It seems that the Il76 that can be seen in Kabul airport is Ukrainian
1 month ago
Lavrov: The Taliban does not control all Afghan cities
1 month ago
Several people were killed in Asadabad when Taliban fighters fired on people waving the national flag at an Independence Day rally: Reuters
Iran's Tasnim News Agency reports that Taliban provided security to Shi'ite Ashura events in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh
1 month ago
British Defense Minister: The Taliban are cooperating in the transit of British citizens and Afghan collaborators towards evacuation points
Some people from former governments will be offered positions in new Afghan government - Taliban official
1 month ago
A total of 12 people have been killed in and around Kabul airport since Sunday when Taliban entered Afghan capital - NATO, Taliban officials say
1 month ago
Consultative meetings between Taliban leaders, former Afghan government leaders are going on - Taliban official
1 month ago
Heavy burst of gunfire in Kabul just now. details unclear
IMF suspends Afghanistan's access to funds
1 month ago
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has issued a statement offering its "congratulations and blessings" for the Taliban "conquest" of Afghanistan
Gen. Milley: "The Taliban are in and around the Kabul airport, but are not interfering with our operations
French RAID operators (police special forces) have been making runs in Kabul to retrieve French citizens and others and get them safely to the airport1 month ago
French RAID operators (police special forces) have been making runs in Kabul to retrieve French citizens and others and get them safely to the airport
On why the U.S. closed Bagram (which is bigger, more secure and has multiple flight lines, versus only one at HKIA), Gen. Milley says with the troop levels the U.S. mandated, commanders couldn't keep both open, and decided on the Kabul airport, near the embassy
1 month ago
Gen. Milley says about 5,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan
Asked whether US will send forces outside Kabul to help evacuate citizens, SecDef Austin says "the forces we have are focused on security of the airfield.I don't want to detract from that." "We don't have the capability to go out and collect a large number of people," he adds
1 month ago
U.S. military's top officer announces there are now U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Kabul
US Citizens stranded in Kabul are now being urged to take the risk to get to the airport - but no US help to get them their safely1 month ago
US Citizens stranded in Kabul are now being urged to take the risk to get to the airport - but no US help to get them their safely
US Defense Secretary: We have a moral obligation to help Afghans who served with us
"All of this is very personal for me. This is a war I fought in and led" per @SecDef "We have a moral obligation to help those who helped us.I feel the urgency deeply" #Afghanistan
Happening now: @SecDef Lloyd Austin, @thejointstaff Chairman Gen Mark Milley speaking to reporters for the 1st time since the fall of #Kabul, collapse of the @ashrafghani-led #Afghanistan government
Deputy Secretary of State calls on Taliban to allow all American citizens and "all Afghans" who want to evacuate permission to do so. This goes beyond earlier calls to get Afghan interpreters and their families out of the country
Taliban sources say that tomorrow from 4 am onward there will be an indefinite curfew in Khost city and any movement will be stopped and joint forces of Islamic Emirate will carry out clearing operation1 month ago
Taliban sources say that tomorrow from 4 am onward there will be an indefinite curfew in Khost city and any movement will be stopped and "joint forces of Islamic Emirate" will carry out "clearing operation"
1 month ago
Bundeswehr: One of our A400M in Tashkent is defective. A replacement machine has just landed in Kabul. In addition, another A400M with spare parts has already arrived on site. We say very clearly: the defect does not affect the evacuation
1 month ago
New warning from U.S. Embassy Kabul: The United States government "cannot ensure safe passage" to the airport in Kabul for evacuation
[email protected] Wendy Sherman said it is an "all hands on deck" situation for the US State Dept. to get thousands and thousands of people out of Afghanistan. Former US Ambassador John Bass and others headed to Kabul
An Afghanistan discussion today between @POTUS and the chancellor of Germany, according to the @WhiteHouse
From UAE, @ashrafghani denies fleeing Afghanistan with millions of $, says had he stayed the bloodshed would have resembled Syria and Taliban entered Kabul despite a public pledges not to do so
1 month ago
British Foreign Secretary: We will provide sanctuary for about 20,000 Afghans who are forced to leave
Turkish Air Force's transport plane, Erkilet based 221st squadron's ESEN A400 15-0051 flew roundtrip Islamabad - Kabul - Islamabad. Turkish citizens from Afghanistan are evacuated to Pakistan1 month ago
Turkish Air Force's transport plane, Erkilet based 221st squadron's ESEN A400 15-0051 flew roundtrip Islamabad - Kabul - Islamabad. Turkish citizens from Afghanistan are evacuated to Pakistan
Tent camp for Afghan refugees opened in Uzbekistan
1 month ago
Senior Taliban official: We will not adopt the democratic system in Afghanistan and will follow Islamic laws
1 month ago
"Turkmenistan does not allow Afghan refugees to cross its border": "Turkmen authorities barred Afghan military and ethnic Turkmens escaping from violence in northern parts of Afghanistan from entering its territory
U.S. defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to hold first news conference at 3 p.m. ET at the Pentagon. It will be Austin and Gen. Milley's first public appearance since the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban
A friend in Kandahar says the city is quiet, the Taliban have entered homes of government workers and people suspected to have guns, but have yet to start revenge killings. People are hoping they don't start, but can't be certain
1 month ago
UAE Foreign Ministry says Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family are in the UAE which has welcomed them on humanitarian grounds
An Afghan health official told AP: One person was killed and 6 injured during anti-Taliban protests in Jalalabad
At least three people were killed and more than a dozen injured after Taliban militants opened fire during protests against the group in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, two witnesses and a former police official told Reuters
Pakistan FM in a telephone conversation with Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi highlighted Pakistan's support for Afghan Peace Process and underlined the need for an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan and continued engagement of the international community
Gun fire now in Herat1 month ago
Gun fire now in Herat
Report says Taliban has appointed Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, as the Taliban minister of Culture and Information1 month ago
Report says Taliban has appointed Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, as the Taliban minister of Culture and Information
Kam Air flight RQ7702/KMF7702 making laps over Kabul Airport as it tries to land1 month ago
Kam Air flight RQ7702/KMF7702 making laps over Kabul Airport as it tries to land
The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has said that the US escaped from Afghanistan humilated, and other US bases in the Middle East will "soon meet the same fate"
1 month ago
Johnson: We went to Afghanistan to counter al-Qaeda and terrorism
Afghan security sources: Two dead and 10 wounded after Taliban gunmen opened fire on a demonstration in Jalalabad city
1 month ago
Commander of the British Armed Forces: We believe that the Taliban does not want to be an international pariah again
1 month ago
Commander of the British Armed Forces: The Taliban keep the streets of Kabul very calm and safe and help us with evacuations at the airport
1 month ago
According to a new Notice to Airmen, Kabul's airport is reopened for commercial and military aircraft, but landing/take-off only allowed with prior permission. Those requests being handled by NATO's ISAF force. No refueling on-site, aircraft must obey PPR rules, it says
Bokhdi Park in Sheberghan, Jawzjan was torched by unknown culprits. Several accounts online blamed the Taliban and the incident was almost immediately covered by Indian media1 month ago
Bokhdi Park in Sheberghan, Jawzjan was torched by unknown culprits. Several accounts online blamed the Taliban and the incident was almost immediately covered by Indian media
VIDEO: Protest in Jalalabad city in support of Afghan National flag
Some youth hoisted the Afghan National Flag at this square in Jalalabad, Nangarhar
Pro-TB sources say that the Taliban-controlled Ministry of Public Works has signed a contract with a private company for the reconstruction of road from Qalat in Zabul to Maidan Shahr in Wardak1 month ago
Pro-TB sources say that the Taliban-controlled Ministry of Public Works has signed a contract with a private company for the reconstruction of road from Qalat in Zabul to Maidan Shahr in Wardak
The Dutch foreign minister says their evacuation failed because the US gave evacuees only a 30 minute window to get from the northern HKIA entrance to the tarmac. But the Dutch and Afghans had been waiting there for hours and were met with chaos and warning shots
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