Turkish evacuees tell of turmoil at Afghan airport in Kabul
Turkish citizens who were evacuated on Aug. 16 from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul shared their stories, observations and descriptions of the chaotic atmosphere at Hamid Karzai International Airport, where thousands were desperately waiting, hoping to get out of the country.
UN on Afghanistan: "We are receiving frightening information"
"The international community should unite to ensure that Afghanistan is never used again as a platform or refuge for terrorist organizations," Guterres said at an extraordinary session of the UN Security Council convened today due to the crisis in Afghanistan.
Foreign ministry voices concern over situation in Afghanistan
Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. “Violence should be ended, the civilian population, in particular women and children, should be protected, and basic human rights standards should be upheld,” the ministry said on Twitter on Monday.
At Least Five Killed at Kabul Airport as People Attempting to Flee Afghanistan Try to Enter Planes by Force
At least five people were killed in Kabul airport as hundreds of people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving the Afghan capital, witnesses told Reuters.
One witness said he had seen the bodies of five people being taken to a vehicle. Another witness said it was not clear whether the victims were killed by gunshots or in a stampede.
Angela Merkel's first statement: We're going through difficult time, it's US decision
At the session of the presidency of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Merkel pointed out that the situation at the airport in Kabul shows that security is possible only with the presence of U.S. troops.
The Chancellor emphasized that the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan was made by the Americans. She pointed out that the decision was made for internal political reasons.
Afghanistan – Athens on alert
Athens is on alert after the rapid developments in Afghanistan and the Taliban invasion of the capital, Kabul.
In addition to the potential security issues that may arise, Athens has two main reasons to be concerned.
The first reason is immigration - refugees.
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Taliban at Kabul Gates, Foreign Embassies Start Evacuation
The Taliban seized more major cities on Friday as they raced to take full control of Afghanistan and inched closer to Kabul, with the United States and Britain deploying thousands of troops to evacuate their citizens from the capital.
Taliban take Mazar-i-Sharif, Biden sends more troops
Taliban fighters on Aug. 14 captured the key northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif and closed in on Kabul, as U.S. President Joe Biden sent more troops to evacuate American personnel and their allies.
Taliban launch multi-pronged assault on northern Afghan city
The Taliban launched a multi-pronged assault early on Aug. 14 on Mazar-e-Sharif, a major city in northern Afghanistan defended by powerful former warlords.
Taliban close in on Kabul as US ramps up Afghan evacuations
The Afghan Taliban tightened their territorial stranglehold around Kabul on Aug. 14, as refugees from the insurgents' relentless offensive flooded the capital and U.S. Marines returned to oversee emergency evacuations from Afghanistan.