Why Google locked down email accounts owned by Afghan govt

Google has temporarily locked down some Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban is attempting to access the former officials' emails, Reuters reported. NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Google's New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Published reports say that the tech giant is close … Continue reading Why Google locked down email accounts owned by Afghan govt

Trump says Biden should apologize to the whole world and do this ‘one last thing’

Earlier this week, Donald Trump insisted that the White House should "bomb the hell out of" the Taliban* if the militant group does not return US military hardware seized during their takeover of Afghanistan. Former President Donald Trump has slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan as a "humiliation" for the nation, also demanding that Joe Biden … Continue reading Trump says Biden should apologize to the whole world and do this ‘one last thing’

We’re ready to launch strike against ISIS-K, says UK official

The UK has said that it is "ready" to launch strikes at the ISIS-K terror network in Afghanistan after the Pentagon revealed that there are at least 2,000 fighters of the outfit in the war-torn country. Kabul Airport The Islamic State's Afghanistan affiliate, dubbed Islamic State Khorasan or ISIS-K, had claimed responsibility for the deadly … Continue reading We’re ready to launch strike against ISIS-K, says UK official

Mother of slain US marine slams Instagram for deleting her account

The mother of a fallen Marine, Shana Chappell, whose son died in a suicide bombing attack at the Kabul International Airport, had her Instagram account deleted, only to see it reactivated on Monday night. Instagram apologized following the deletion, saying in an email that it was an "error," according to the Washington Examiner. "We express our … Continue reading Mother of slain US marine slams Instagram for deleting her account

Biden defends departure from Afghanistan

Addressing the nation, a defensive President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the U.S. military airlift to extract more than 120,000 Afghans, Americans and other allies to end a 20 year war an “extraordinary success,” though more than 100 Americans and thousands of Afghans looking to leave remain. Joe Biden Twenty-four hours after the departure of … Continue reading Biden defends departure from Afghanistan

White House: The U.S. can evacuate remaining Americans in Afghanistan

The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 U.S. citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden's Tuesday deadline, senior administration officials said, as rocket fire in Kabul and another U.S. drone strike against suspected Islamic State militants underscored the grave threat in the war's final days. “This … Continue reading White House: The U.S. can evacuate remaining Americans in Afghanistan

Biden salutes US soldiers killed in Kabul bombings

President Joe Biden has met with the families of the 13 US soldiers who were killed in an attack at Kabul airport last week, as the remains of the fallen army personnel are returned to the United States from Afghanistan. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended the “dignified transfer” of the fallen soldiers at Dover Air … Continue reading Biden salutes US soldiers killed in Kabul bombings

UK under pressure over vulnerable Afghans left behind

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday praised the “colossal” effort to airlift civilians from Kabul, as U.K. troops and diplomats flew home after the two-week mission, ending 20 years of British military involvement in Afghanistan. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson In a video message, Johnson praised the “colossal exertions” of British troops engaged in … Continue reading UK under pressure over vulnerable Afghans left behind

Taliban condemns U.S. drone attack

The Taliban condemned the US drone strike against ISIL fighters following Thursday’s suicide attack outside Kabul airport, with a spokesman describing the operation as a “clear attack on Afghan territory”. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid [File: Rahmat Gul/AP Photo] Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban expected to take full control of Kabul airport very shortly, once US … Continue reading Taliban condemns U.S. drone attack

UNCHR: Hope Afghanistan neighbors keep borders open

United States President Joe Biden on Saturday promised further strikes against the ISIL-affiliate in Afghanistan in retaliation for a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport, while describing the situation on the ground continued to be “extremely dangerous.” United States president Joe Biden stands near tombstones of slain American soldiers in Afghanistan “Our commanders informed me that … Continue reading UNCHR: Hope Afghanistan neighbors keep borders open