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    Breaking News – Afghanistan: Fate of Panjshir Valley in balance amid heavy fighting

    image sourceGetty Imagesimage captionThousands are reported to be taking part in the fighting in Panjshir The fate of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley – the final holdout against Taliban control – hangs…

    Breaking News – Afghanistan: Joe Biden defends US pull-out as Taliban claim victory

    media captionBiden defends pull-out: “I was not going to extend a forever exit” US President Joe Biden has defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan – a move…

    Last U.S. Soldier Leaves as First Taliban Soldiers Arrive

    Asia Pacific|The last American soldier leaves, and the first Taliban fighters arrive. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/world/asia/the-last-american-soldier-leaves-and-the-first-taliban-fighters-arrive.html Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, boards a C-17 cargo plane…

    U.S. Shoots Down Rockets Aimed at Kabul Airport

    World|U.S. shoots down rockets aimed at Kabul’s airport. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/world/us-rockets-kabul-airport.html The U.S. military shot down rockets aimed at the Kabul airport on Monday morning as violence near the field threatened efforts…

    Evacuations From Kabul Wind Down as U.S. Prepares to Pull Last Troops

    Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are still thought to be seeking to flee the country, but President Biden and other global leaders have acknowledged that many will not get out…

    Crisis in Afghanistan: All Eyes on Central Asia

    A mother and her children fled conflict in Lashkargah and now live in a displaced persons camp in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Credit: UNICEF Afghanistan Opinion by Erica Marat (washington dc) Friday,…

    The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

    news analysis Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do…

    Breaking News – Afghanistan: ‘The sooner we finish, the better,’ says Joe Biden

    media captionBiden: ‘Taliban helping us get people out of Afghanistan’ US President Joe Biden says the US is “on pace” to meet a 31 August deadline for evacuations, despite previous…

    Breaking News – Afghanistan: US under pressure over evacuation deadline

    image sourceAFPimage captionAfghan refugees have been arriving in the US The US is being pressed by allies to delay its withdrawal from Afghanistan to allow more time for evacuating those…

    Breaking News – Afghanistan: US fears risk of Islamic State attack at Kabul airport

    image sourceUS Marine Corps/Reutersimage captionUS forces currently control the international airport in Kabul The US has warned its citizens to avoid Kabul airport amid concerns about the potential for attacks…