Former Afghan Official, Reaching Albania – ‘At Least We’re Alive’

"But we finally got here and now I feel happy and optimistic about our short stay here, until we get to the United States," he added.

Wearing jeans and a white shirt, Ahmad says he spent his whole life with the conflict in Afghanistan, but did not think about leaving and was happy with his job.

Rockets hit neighborhood near Kabul airport amid US pullout

Rockets struck a neighborhood near Kabul's international airport on Aug. 30 amid the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. It wasn't immediately clear who launched them.


The rockets struck on Aug. 30 morning in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighborhood, witnesses said. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn't immediately clear who was firing.

Turkey cannot take new refugee burden, foreign minister says

Turkey cannot take the burden of a new migrant wave from Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Aug. 29 after talks with his German counterpart.


"As Turkey, we have sufficiently carried out our moral and humanitarian responsibilities regarding migration," Çavuşoğlu said, speaking in a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.