U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait next week, the Pentagon said on Friday, in a ‘thank you’ tour for allies and troops that helped in the massive U.S. – led airlift from Afghanistan after Taliban takeover. Austin planned to leave on Sunday and meet … More U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with the country’s leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting. Blinken told a news conference at the State Department he would … More Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

U.K. Foreign Secretary To Discuss Afghanistan With Qatari Emir

London / U.K. – – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will on Thursday visit Doha to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani, Raab’s office said. ‘The prospects of getting Kabul airport up and running and safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans across land borders (are) … More U.K. Foreign Secretary To Discuss Afghanistan With Qatari Emir

U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Milan / Italy – – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd J. Austin III on Tuesday thanked members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their roles in Afghanistan evacuation efforts, according to press releases In a phone call with United Arab Emirates ‘ Sheikh Mohammed bin  Zayed (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), Secretary … More U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Biden Pays Respects To U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Dover Air Force Base – – In hushed reverence, President Joe Biden stood witness with grieving families Sunday under a gray sky as, one by one, the remains of 13 U.S. troops killed in the Babul suicide bombing were removed with solemnity from a military aircraft that brought them home. The only sounds that could … More Biden Pays Respects To U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

Evacuation Flights Resume In Kabul After Deadly Bombings

Kabul / Afghanistan – – Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed with new urgency a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover. The U.S. says further attempted attacks are expected ahead of the Tuesday deadline for foreign troops to leave, ending America’s longest war. Kabul residents said … More Evacuation Flights Resume In Kabul After Deadly Bombings

At least 13 U.S. Troops Believed Killed In Kabul Blasts – Officials

Washington /U.S. – The count of U.S. troops believed to have been killed in Thursday’s Kabul blasts has increased to 13, according to U.S. official citing initial information that can change. Earlier a U.S. official told Reuters that at least 10 American military members were believed killed in the explosions at a gate Kabul airport … More At least 13 U.S. Troops Believed Killed In Kabul Blasts – Officials

Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

Paris / France –  – The E.U. announced a ramped – up Afghan aid program that an official said it would seek safety guarantees on the ground and coordination with the United Nations to deliver, as the bloc’s executive  ang G7 leaders prepare to discuss the crisis in the country. European Commission head Ursula von … More Security – Focused EU Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid For Afghans

Afghan Evacuees Start Arriving In Kuwait, U.S. Envoy Says

Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates – – The first flight carrying at – risk Afghan evacuees arrived in Kuwait, with has approved passage for 5,000 under an agreement with the United States following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy said on Tuesday. Ambassador Alina Romanowski said in a Twitter post that the flight arrived … More Afghan Evacuees Start Arriving In Kuwait, U.S. Envoy Says

Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn Secure Afghan Users’ Accounts Amid Taliban Takeover

Paris / France – – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn said this week they had moved to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country. Facebook has temporarily removed the ability for people to view or search the friends list of accounts in Afghanistan, its security policy had … More Facebook, Twitter And LinkedIn Secure Afghan Users’ Accounts Amid Taliban Takeover