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The United States will eventually have to return to Afghanistan due to the risk of al-Qaeda’s return, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday, adding that the war-torn country will likely become “a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.” The Republican senator made...
The Taliban has pledged to protect humanitarian aid workers operating in Afghanistan and ensure aid is delivered to Afghans in need, a senior United Nations official has said. At the request of the secretary-general, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths visited the country where he met with the...
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose office has been working to evacuate two elderly U.S. citizens from Afghanistan, said it’s likely that about 500 Americans remain stranded in the country, a figure that’s at odds with estimates provided by White House...
Bannon asks Giuliani why he thinks Biden should be impeached on grounds of treason for “giving aid and comfort” to our enemies during time of war.
Rep. Michael McCaul publicly confirmed that Americans are being held hostage in Afghanistan during his appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. Transcript Chris Wallace: Since we left the country on Friday, how many Americans have gotten out of Afghanistan,...
The U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will likely lead to civil war and the resurgence of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, said Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley in an interview. “My military estimate is​ ​…​ ​that the conditions are likely to...
The top-ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that the Taliban terrorist group will not allow Americans to leave from an airport in the northern part of Afghanistan, while the White House chief of staff estimated that about 100...
A pregnant 25-year-old California woman who remains trapped in Afghanistan described her ordeal in an interview with VOA, in which she wondered whether she would ever make it back home and that she fears for her life. Nasria, who spoke to VOA on condition...
A group of Republican lawmakers on Thursday sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to release a full, unedited, and unredacted transcript from his July phone call with exiled Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled Kabul on Aug....
Some 40,000 people airlifted from Afghanistan have arrived in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday. U.S. troops flew or facilitated the flight of more than 120,000 people from the airport in Kabul during about two-and-a-half weeks through Aug. 30, when...
As we try to understand what happened on Aug. 26, 2021, at Kabul Airport with the American loss of life, some disturbing facts are coming to light. In a military retrograde (withdrawal in civilian terms), especially when conducted under duress,...
A Taliban spokesperson has praised Beijing as a “main partner” and financer as the group moves to build a national governance and develop Afghanistan’s economy. “China is our main partner and represents for us a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it is willing to invest...
Republican Congress members are disputing the numbers the Biden administration is quoting of Americans left behind in Afghanistan after the last U.S. troops left the country on Monday, citing the calls their offices are getting from citizens stranded in...
Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and 25 of his senate colleagues today sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding information regarding the humanitarian crisis created by his withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan. Specifically, the letter requests...