Thursday, September 23

Kabul Airport

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The White House says it is’not a day for politics’ amid calls for Biden’s resignation after the Kabul suicide bombings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has dismissed calls for President Joe Biden to resign. GOP lawmakers are asking Biden to step down after suicide bombings in Kabul killed 13 service members. "It's not a day for politics," said Psaki, adding that August 26 should be about honoring the lives of US military members who died in the blasts. LoadingSomething is loading. White...
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US officials were furious when they found out 2 lawmakers secretly traveled to Kabul, report says

Reps. Seth Moulton and Peter Meijer chartered a plane to Kabul amid desperate evacuation efforts. They said they took the unauthorized trip to provide "oversight." But US officials are furious, with one telling The Washington Post it was "as moronic as it is selfish." LoadingSomething is loading. White House, Pentagon, and State Department officials are furious at the two la...
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Afghan refugees describe feelings of relief and sorrow after arriving in the US:’If I think of Kabul, I’ll start crying’

Afghan refugees described feelings of relief and sorrow upon leaving Kabul and arriving in the US. Thousands of Afghans were recently evacuated from Afghanistan amid the Taliban's takeover. "We came with happiness," a 31-year-old Afghan mother told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. Rashida sat in a chair outside her hotel room, acclimating herself to Northern Virginia's ...
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Psaki pushes back on Fox News reporter who claimed Americans are’stranded’ in Kabul

WH press secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on a Fox News reporter who claimed Americans are "stranded" in Afghanistan. "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not," she said on Monday. The US has evacuated over 37,000 people from Kabul, according to the White House. LoadingSomething is loading. White House press secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on Fo...
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‘This is the time to save your life’: An Afghan refugee recounts fleeing Kabul on a C-17 military plane and arriving in the US

Thousands of Afghan refugees have evacuated Kabul amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. Insider spoke with one 32-year-old Afghan man who recently arrived in the United States. "I was the lucky person," he told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. Hours after the Taliban encroached on Kabul on August 15, Salim was in a taxi en route to the capital's airport with his w...
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Photo shows handwritten notes on people trying to flee Afghanistan stuffed inside a Humvee, as the US scrambles to get people out

Handwritten details of people trying to leave Afghanistan were photographed in a Humvee in Kabul. Foreign citizens and Afghans who helped other countries are among those wanting to flee the Taliban. The US has been scrambling to get those people out, but the process is slow. LoadingSomething is loading. A photo shows handwritten notes on people trying to flee Afghanistan cra...
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Biden’s national security advisor says’we can’t count on’ people getting safely to Kabul’s airport despite talks with Taliban

The White House said Tuesday the Taliban pledged safe passage for civilians leaving Afghanistan. But National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the evacuation is a "risky operation" and that "we can't count on anything." The US is scrambling to evacuate tens of thousands Americans and Afghans since the Taliban takeover. LoadingSomething is loading. Jake Sullivan, President...
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A CNN journalist described the’gauntlet’ people face to reach the Kabul airport as they try to flee Afghanistan, despite US claims

The White House said Tuesday the Taliban promised safe passage out of Afghanistan for civilians. But CNN's Clarissa Ward reported Afghans trying to reach the airport were turned away amid gunfire. Gunfire could be heard during Ward's live broadcast from outside the airport. LoadingSomething is loading. CNN's Clarissa Ward said Wednesday civilians in Kabul face danger and cha...
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The head of the British Armed Forces said they’re collaborating with the Taliban so Kabul stays calm and people can go to the airport

The UK armed forces are "collaborating" with the Taliban to prevent chaos, Gen. Sir Nick Carter said. He said the "Taliban are providing proper security around the airport" and keeping Kabul "calm." He said he's "pretty confident" the Taliban is giving the UK space to evacuate people. LoadingSomething is loading. The head of the British Armed Forces said they are working wit...