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About 100 Americans are still trying to get out of Afghanistan

Passengers walk on the tarmac to board a commercial aircraft bound to Kabul at Herat Airport on September 22, 2021. HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images About 100 Americans are still waiting to leave Afghanistan, Reuters reported on Monday. US troops left on August 30, effectively ending the war in Afghanistan. This makes it more difficult for US citizens and permanent residents to return home. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 100 US citizens and permanent residents a...
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Last president of Afghanistan says his Facebook account was hacked when it posted a message telling people to accept Taliban rule

Ashraf Ghani. Wikimedia Commons Ashraf Ghani's Facebook page said the world must "extend a hand of friendship" to the Taliban. His Twitter account later said the Facebook page was hacked. Ghani fled Afghanistan for the UAE on August 15, the day the Taliban seized Kabul. See more stories on Insider's business page. The last president of Afghanistan says his Facebook account was hacked after it posted a message telling people to support the Taliban.A post was shared on Ashraf Ghani&#...
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The Taliban banned barbers from cutting beards in part of Afghanistan, saying it is against Islam

Taliban fighters stand outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. Stringer/Reuters The Taliban told barbers in Helmand province they would be punished if they cut or shaved beards. Notices were put up outside salons that said "no one has a right to complain," the BBC reported. The Taliban say shaving or cutting beards violates their interpretation of Islamic law. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliban has barred some barbers from cutting people's beards ...
Tags: Trends, Bbc, Afghanistan, Taliban, Islam, News UK, Kabul, Helmand, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk


Rancho Cucamonga Marine Dylan Merola honored at funeral

The last of the three Marines from the Inland Empire who were killed in the terrorist attack in Afghanistan was to be laid to rest Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26. Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, was killed in the Kabul airport bombing on Aug. 26, 2021. (Courtesy photo) Lance Cpl. Dylan Ryan Merola, who was born in Upland and grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, was to be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina, shortly after a funeral service honoring the fallen Marine attende...
Tags: News, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Army, Marines, Kabul, Rex, Northwest, Central Park, South Bay, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, KABUL Afghanistan, Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley


Taliban call for restored international flights to Afghanistan

The Taliban on Sunday called for international flights out of Afghanistan to resume, claiming that issues with the Kabul international...
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Taliban foot soldiers need to stop having so much fun and taking selfies, Afghanistan's new defense minister says

Taliban fighters take a selfie while enjoying a boat ride in the Qargha dam, outskirt of Kabul, Afghanistan. Bernat Armangue/AP Photo Since the Taliban seized control of Kabul, foot soldiers have been enjoying sightseeing in the city. But Afghanistan's new defense minister has told the fighters to stop having so much fun, per The Wall Street Journal. Soldiers need to stop taking selfies, said Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob, because it compromises the security of Taliban leaders. See more stor...
Tags: Twitter, News, Selfies, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, WSJ, Reuters, Wall Street Journal WSJ, Hamid Shalizi, Military & Defense, UK Weekend


Democrats' criticisms of Biden are actually a reminder of why the GOP is such a danger to our democracy

President Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats have taken Joe Biden to task for his handling of COVID and the Afghanistan withdrawl. On the other hand, Republicans refuse to call out Donald Trump's lies and mistakes. The difference underlines just how much of a threat the GOP is to America's democracy. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. The past two months have brought a dramatic chan...
Tags: Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, Kabul, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Sean Hannity, Capitol


Trump says he has 'a mouth that tells the truth' while making false statements at Georgia rally

President Donald Trump discusses the potential impact of Hurricane Michael during a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long in the Oval Office of the White House on October 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump slammed the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in a rally in Georgia on Saturday. Trump said Democrats think he has a "big mouth" and don't want him to talk about Afghanistan. Trump cla...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Fema, Kabul, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump


Russia in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban issue; working to ensure promises are kept

Lavrov said representatives from Russia, China, and Pakistan recently traveled to Qatar and then to Kabul to engage with both the...
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An Afghan Army cadet says he's been hiding at home for 6 weeks, fearing the Taliban's door-to-door manhunt

Taliban fighters escort veiled women marching at a pro-Taliban rally outside the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul, Afghanistan. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images Former members of Afghanistan's national army are now likely Taliban targets. One cadet told Insider he was hiding in his home and afraid to go outside. "They are taking over houses and killing them one by one. We are now in a very dangerous situation." See more stories on Insider's business page. A cadet wit...
Tags: UK, News, US, Trends, Bbc, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, Nato, United Nations, News UK, Kabul, Cia, Afp, Jalalabad, Afghan National Army


An Afghan restaurant's sales dropped 80% after the Taliban takeover, leaving its owner fearing for its future

Laziz Mahal restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mojeburahman Musleh A Kabul restaurant owner says the Taliban takeover has left him feeling hopeless. Sales have dropped by 80% at Mojeburahman Musleh's establishment, Laziz Mahal restaurant. Afghanistan residents have reduced purchasing power and cannot afford to eat out, he told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Until three months ago, sales were steadily increasing at Laziz Mahal, a newly renovated fast-food res...
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An Afghanistan restaurant's sales dropped 80% after the Taliban takeover, leaving its owner fearing for its future

Laziz Mahal restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mojeburahman Musleh A Kabul restaurant owner says the Taliban takeover has left him feeling hopeless. Sales have dropped by 80% at Mojeburahman Musleh's establishment, Laziz Mahal restaurant. Afghanistan residents have reduced purchasing power and cannot afford to eat out, he told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Until three months ago, sales were steadily increasing at Laziz Mahal, a newly renovated fast-food res...
Tags: US, Trends, Eu, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, World Bank, Imf, Reuters, KABUL Afghanistan, GlobalData, Musleh, Kevin Shalvey, Zahra Tayeb, Ajmal Ahmady, Laziz Mahal


US, Pakistan Face Each Other Again on Afghanistan Threats

The Taliban’s takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, two putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Inside the prison staffed by former inmates released by the Taliban

The BBC has been given access to Kabul's main jail, where former Taliban inmates are now caretakers.
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Middlesbrough couple stuck in Kabul fear giving in to Taliban

Ahmed, who lives in Middlesbrough, was visiting family when his flight from Kabul was cancelled.
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Hundreds Protest in Kabul to Demand Release of Afghan Foreign Reserves

(Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in Kabul on Friday, demanding that the United States release billions of dollars in central bank reserves...
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NATO is still living with the consequences of a historic decision it made hours after 9/11

NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson speaks to reporters after a meeting of NATO's Permanent Council, in Brussels, October 8, 2001. OLIVIER HOSLET/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images NATO's collective-defense provision, Article 5, is the alliance's backbone. Article 5 has only been invoked once, after the September 11 attacks, which led the alliance into Afghanistan. After 20 years of fighting there, NATO members face hard questions about their commitment to the alliance. See m...
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The Taliban is bringing back executions and cutting off hands as punishment after retaking control of Afghanistan

Taliban leader Mullah Nooruddin Turabi poses for a photo in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Mullah Turabi, one of the founders of the Taliban, says the hard-line movement will once again carry out punishments like executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) The Taliban will bring back executions and the amputation of hands as a form of punishment. The group's former justice minister told the Associated Press the actions are "...
Tags: News, International, Trends, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Islam, Kabul, Associated Press, KABUL Afghanistan, Felipe Dana, Turabi, Breaking, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, Speed desk, Jake Epstein John Haltiwanger


U.S. Fallout Over Kabul Drone Strike Grows With Plans for Multiple Probes

By Patricia ZengerleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Democrat said on Thursday that multiple congressional committees will investigate a drone...
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Dozens Of Sacramento Students Remain In Afghanistan, Districts Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Dozens of local students remain in Afghanistan following the mass evacuation efforts. The San Juan Unified School District said 40 of its students remain while the Sacramento City Unified School District said eight students from three families remain. “We are very concerned for the safety of our Sac City Unified students who are still in Afghanistan,” said Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar. “This situation is harrowing as each day these students remain in a Taliban-occupied co...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Aguilar, Sacramento City Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Sac City Unified, Jorge A Aguilar, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Refugee Task Force San Juan Unified


Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to be a strength, but experts believe he's made major mistakes in front of the world

President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to help him succeed in global affairs. But his experience has not prevented him from making major mistakes. Biden has struggled to deliver on his pledge to restore a sense of competency to the presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Obama, Australia, Washington, France, US, International, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Afghanistan


Biden's foreign policy chops haven't prevented him from making major missteps in front of the world

President Joe Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images Biden's foreign policy chops were supposed to help him succeed in global affairs. But his experience has not prevented him from making major mistakes. Biden has struggled to deliver on his pledge to restore a sense of competency to the presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Isis, News, Obama, Australia, Washington, France, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Afghanistan, United States


This artist painted murals to challenge the Taliban after their last rule. Then the militants destroyed them, leaving him fearing for his life.

People painting a mural in Afghanistan. Omaid Sharifi. The Taliban painted over dozens of murals, including one of George Floyd, after seizing Kabul. The murals were done by an artist group named Artlords, who wanted to cover up Kabul's blast walls. Insider spoke to its founder, who fled the country convinced the Taliban would kill him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Omaid Sharifi wanted to remind people that Afghanistan could be beautiful despite the war.He wanted to...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Uganda, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Kabul, Cia, Black Lives Matter, Reuters, Afp, Floyd


Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women

As a child in Afghanistan, she pretended to be a boy in order to get an education, before starting her own women’s news agency. Now living in Britain, her fight continuesJust over a month ago, Zahra Joya left her house in Kabul to walk to her office, as she had been doing every day. From this small office, Joya, a journalist, ran Rukhshana Media, the news agency she founded last year to report on the stories of women and girls across Afghanistan. By the time she returned home in the afternoon, h...
Tags: Media, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Kabul, Joya, Zahra Joya, Rukhshana Media


Fallen Marine Dylan Merola honored with procession through Rancho Cucamonga

When he was a student at Los Osos High School, Dylan Merola wore black and red during school theater productions. Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, was killed in the Kabul airport bombing on Aug. 26, 2021. (Courtesy photo) On Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, Merola’s casket passed by his Rancho Cucamonga alma mater, draped in red, white and blue. A procession honoring Marine Lance Cpl. Merola wound its way through the city and past his high school, enroute from Ontario Internati...
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Biden risks killing more civilians with drone strikes in Afghanistan as part of his 'over-the-horizon' strategy, experts warn

Ajmal Ahmadi, weeps alone in a room after members of his family were killed on Sunday, in an American drone strike that targeted and hit a vehicle in their home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Marcus Yam/Getty Images Biden's "over-the-horizon" strategy could lead to more civilian deaths in Afghanistan, experts warn. Without a robust intelligence network on the ground, it's difficult for the US to know who it's targeting. An August 29 drone strike in Kabul killed...
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Wray: Afghanistan Unrest Could Inspire Extremism Inside US

Top national security officials say the possibility of a 9/11-type attack has diminished over the last 20 years despite the recent Taliban victory in Afghanistan, but the unrest in Kabul could embolden U.S.-based extremists at the same time that the FBI is confronting an uptick in threats from individuals motivated by racial and political grievances.
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A coup in Africa is another quiet embarrassment for the US military's most idealistic mission

Guinean troops practice advanced weapons techniques during an exercise in Mauritania, February 15, 2020. US Army/Staff Sgt. Sidney Sale For years, US troops have deployed around the world to train and advise foreign forces. These train-and-equip programs start with lofty goals, but they often fail and have unintended consequences. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities and former Capitol Hill staffer. See more stories on Insider's business page. As American lead...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Washington, Africa, US, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Middle East, Guinea, Kabul, Libya, Al Qaeda, Capitol Hill


Air Force inspector general to lead review of August Kabul airstrike that killed 10 civilians

The Air Force inspector general will lead the review of the erroneous drone strike on August 29 that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in Kabul, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
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India Seizes $2.7 Billion Afghan Heroin Haul Amid Kabul Takeover Chaos

By Sumit Khanna and Zeba SiddiquiAHMEDABAD (Reuters) - Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating...
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