Posts filtered by tags: Afghanistan[x]


 

NATO Weighs Afghan Lessons in Waging Major Ops Abroad

NATO defense ministers are weighing what lessons to draw from the military mission in Afghanistan, including whether to even undertake major operations outside Europe and North America.
Tags: Europe, Afghanistan, Nato


U.N. Sets up Trust Fund for 'People's Economy' in Afghanistan

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it had set up a special trust fund to provide urgently-needed cash directly to Afghans...
Tags: Afghanistan, United Nations, Geneva, Reuters


Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, United Nations, Moscow


Trump bemoaned being banned from Twitter in his announcement for new social network: TRUTH Social

Former U.S. President Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The former president said he created the site to "fight back" against Big Tech. Trump cited the Taliban's Twitter presence while bemoaning his own permanent ban from the site. Donald Trump deemed himself America's "favorite President," in a press release announcing plans for his own social media platform called TRUTH Social.Th...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, US, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Facebook, Twitter Trump, Brooking, Atlantic Council s Digital Forensic Research Lab


Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin mocks GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz over January 6 rant: 'Blah, blah, blah'

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP Jamie Raskin ridiculed Matt Gaetz as he ranted against the probe into the January 6 insurrection. "Blah, blah, blah," Raskin said as Gaetz downplayed the significance of the deadly Capitol riot. Gaetz was testifying in opposition to holding Steve Bannon in contempt f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Maryland, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Capitol Hill, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Deputy US Treasury secretary says Taliban will not have access to Afghan central bank reserves, which are mostly in the US

Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images The US Treasury is holding firm on its freeze of Afghan central bank reserves, according to Reuters. Since August, the Taliban have tried to access close to $9.5 billion in assets located abroad. Deputy US Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said that sanctions and humanitarian aid would continue. Wally Adeyemo, the Deputy US Treasury Secretary, said on Tuesday that there is no situation where the Taliban would have access to Afghan central bank reserves, which...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, US Treasury, Reuters, Haqqani, Senate Banking Committee, Adeyemo, Wally Adeyemo, Military & Defense, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
Tags: US, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, United Nations, Moscow


Mohammad Nabi leads the way as Afghanistan romp past West Indies

Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad hit aggressive fifties, while Andre Russell returned to action
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Cricket, West Indies, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Andre Russell, Hazratullah Zazai


Escape from Kabul: Inside the volunteer effort by US troops to rescue their families from Afghanistan

An hour after a suicide bomb exploded outside the Kabul airport on August 26, killing 13 US service members and scores of Afghan civilians, Fahim Masoud, a US military intelligence officer, made a frantic call to his sister.
Tags: US, Cnn, Afghanistan, Kabul, Fahim Masoud


Inside the volunteer effort by US troops to rescue their families from Afghanistan

An hour after a suicide bomb exploded outside the Kabul airport on August 26, killing 13 US service members and scores of Afghan civilians, Fahim Masoud, a US military intelligence officer, made a frantic call to his sister.
Tags: News, US, Afghanistan, Stories, Kabul, Fahim Masoud


Russia holds high-profile Afghanistan talks with Taliban

Moscow calls for aid to avert refugee crisis but also demands more inclusive government in KabulRussia has hosted the most high-profile international talks on Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, calling for an injection of aid to help the crippled economy but also demanding a more inclusive government.Senior Russian diplomats made clear that formal recognition of the Taliban regime was not on the table until it does more to improve human rights and broadens an all-male cabinet, most of the...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Moscow, KabulRussia


Russia Hosts Afghan Talks, Calls for an Inclusive Government

Russia is hosting talks on Afghanistan involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring countries.
Tags: Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban


Middlesbrough couple trapped in Afghanistan forced to hide in cave

Ahmed, who lives in Middlesbrough, was visiting family when his flight from Kabul was cancelled.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Kabul, Middlesbrough, Ahmed


"A dark future is awaiting everyone in Afghanistan, especially female judges."

"I lost my job and now I can’t even go outside or do anything freely because I fear these freed prisoners."Said Nabila, a former judge, quoted in (NYT). And there's this, from Susan Glazebrook, a supreme court justice of New Zealand, who is president of the International Association of Women Judges:  "They are women who had the effrontery to sit in judgment on men. The women judges of Afghanistan are under threat for applying the law. They are under threat because they have made rulings in fa...
Tags: Law, Afghanistan, Domestic Violence, New Zealand, Judges, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Said Nabila, Susan Glazebrook, International Association of Women Judges


The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Associated Press, Afp, Intercontinental Hotel, Interior Ministry, Haqqani, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Military & Defense


Russia Urges International Aid for Afghanistan at Talks With Taliban

By Maria TsvetkovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called on Wednesday for a mobilisation of international aid to support Afghanistan, as Moscow hosted...
Tags: Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moscow, Maria TsvetkovaMOSCOW Reuters Russia


The Taliban says it's rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops with money, clothes, and land

Taliban fighters patrol a street in Kabul. Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is rewarding the families of those who attacked US troops from 2001 to 2021. A Taliban official called the fighters "martyrs." The families were given money and clothes, and promised a plot of land each, the official said. The Taliban has said it is rewarding the families of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan troops during 20-year US presence, with sums of cash, clothing, and a plot of land.At...
Tags: News, Islamic State, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Associated Press, Afp, Intercontinental Hotel, Interior Ministry, Haqqani, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Military & Defense


Russia Hosts Afghan Talks, Calls for Inclusive Government

Russia is hosting talks on Afghanistan involving senior representatives of the Taliban and other factions, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow’s clout.
Tags: Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moscow


Russia Regrets U.S. Absence From Moscow Talks on Afghanistan, Lavrov Says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow regretted the absence of U.S. officials from international talks on...
Tags: Russia, Afghanistan, Moscow, Reuters, Sergei Lavrov


IMF warns Afghanistan's economic slump will impact neighbours

Afghanistan's economic turmoil will fuel a refugee crisis impacting nearby countries, the fund warned.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Imf


The US Air Force's biggest planes are getting a rest after scrambling to get 124,000 people out of Afghanistan

Evacuees wait to board a C-17 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 23, 2021. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell The US military and its partners evacuated 124,000 people from Afghanistan in weeks this summer. US Transportation Command surged aircraft and personnel to support that operation. Since then, crews and aircraft have undergone training and maintenance to recover from that surge. More than a month after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US Air...
Tags: Europe, California, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Noah, Afghanistan, Middle East, Kabul, Air Force, US Air Force, Martin, KABUL Afghanistan, US Central Command, Hamid Karzai International Airport


Not Complicated

The story here is not complicated, at least in broad strokes. Mid-summer Delta, economic knock-on effects of Delta and finally Afghanistan started sapping Biden’s popularity. Manchin saw that ebbing power and started pumping the brakes on the President’s agenda. This was of a piece with DC insider culture, which Manchin is the ultimate creature of, turning hard on the President. The big reporters changing their view of him and the lobbies sensing weakness. All political power is unitary and ...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Delta, Biden, Josh Marshall, Manchin, Editors' Blog


Americans are offering to pay a lender who took an Afghan woman's 3-year-old daughter in exchange for a $550 debt she couldn't pay

Afghan refugees are processed at Fort Bliss' Doña Ana Village where they are being housed in New Mexico, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. David Goldman/AP Photo Some Americans are eager to help an Afghan woman who sold her 3-year-old kid to pay off a $550 debt. Nearly two dozen people emailed Insider offering to pay the $550 so Saleha could get her child back. One woman started a GoFundMe for Saleha, but the crowdfunding platform took it down. Americans are outraged that a 3-year-old Afghan gir...
Tags: New York, News, Children, Women, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Poverty, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Taliban, Hawaii, United Nations, Ohio


Ambulance: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)No, we're not hyping up the release of an emergency vehicle. This isn't an automobile auction. "Ambulance" is a new action thriller coming from blockbuster director Michael Bay (seen above), the master of explosions who gave us the likes of "Bad Boys," "The Rock," "Armageddon," and the live-action "Transformers" franchise. This t...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Afghanistan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lapd, Universal Pictures, Bay, Brad Fischer, Candyman, Eiza Gonzalez, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Black Manta, Chris Fedak, Eiza Gonzalez Baby Driver, Garrett Dillahunt Keir O Donnell Moses Ingram


Taliban Agree to New Polio Vaccination Across Afghanistan

WHO and UNICEF say Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have agreed to a nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the first time in three years.
Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, Unicef, Taliban Agree


Trump says his fixation on the 2020 election could be 'a problem' or 'an asset' in 2022: book

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wellington, Ohio, on June 26, 2021. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Trump acknowledged that his focus on 2020 may have cost the GOP the Senate and could hurt the party in 2022. "It could be a problem," Trump said before tacking on that "it could be an asset." Republicans largely view Trump's focus on the 2020 presidential election as a potential liability. Former President Donald Trump says his focus on the outcome of the 2020 election...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Republicans, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Afghanistan, Gop, House, Nebraska, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach Florida, National Republican Senatorial Committee


A deal for nuclear-powered subs is only the latest secretive collaboration between US, UK, and Australian forces

President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce the "AUKUS" security initiative at the White House, September 15, 2021. Andrew Harnik/AP The AUKUS pact between Australia, the UK, and the US, is a new phase in their tight military relationship. The pact focuses on military technology, but those three countries already have decades of cooperation in special operations. Amid tensions with China, the new arrangement could provide...
Tags: UK, Australia, Navy, Navy Seals, Osama Bin Laden, France, White House, China, Africa, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Beijing


Afghanistan's Economic Collapse Could Prompt Refugee Crisis - IMF

ALMATY (Reuters) - Afghanistan's economy is set to contract up to 30% this year and this is likely to further fuel a refugee crisis that will...
Tags: Afghanistan, Almaty, Reuters Afghanistan


Afghanistan's economy could shrink by 30% following Taliban takeover, IMF says

Afghanistan's gross domestic product could see a contraction of up to 30% following the Taliban takeover, the IMF said in its latest...
Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, Imf


The economy on the brink, Taliban rely on former technocrats

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban swept into power, they found Afghanistan's economy fast approaching the brink and were faced...
Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, KABUL Afghanistan