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After fleeing the Taliban takeover, the founder of Afghanistan’s first all-female news channel vows to continue its work

ZAN TV was founded as a symbol of defiance in Afghanistan, where women's freedoms were long curbed. But it stopped broadcasting after the Taliban retook control of the country in mid-August. Insider spoke to its founder and another reporter, who fear for their colleagues but vow to go on. LoadingSomething is loading. Hamid Samar founded Afghanistan's first all-female news ch...
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The Taliban tracked down and killed 4 Afghan counterterrorism agents, in one case pulling out all their fingernails, report says

Taliban death squads are hunting down Afghan counterterrorism agents, The Sunday Times reported. Four victims, trained by US and UK forces, worked for the National Directorate of Security. the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan has been characterized by violence. LoadingSomething is loading. Elite Taliban death squads have tracked down and killed at least four Afghan counterterr...
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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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Live updates: Biden commits to continuation of evacuations following attack on airport in Kabul

At least two explosions went off in Kabul near the airport on Thursday resulting in both US and Afghan casualties. The first blast was at the Abbey Gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport; the second was at the Baron Hotel nearby. At least 13 US service members and dozens of civilians were killed. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least two blasts near the airport in Kabul on Thursday have caused multiple American and Afghan casualties. At least 13 US service members were killed and at least 18 were wounded. The BBC is reporting that at least 60 were killed during the blasts, citing a health official in Kabul....
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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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Afghan Women’s Online Data Deleted to Protect Them | Digital Trends Spanish

There is concern in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of Kabul after 20 years. Women appear to be the most threatened by this extreme group, therefore, many local organizations have had to take measures to protect them. Sara Wahedi, founder of the Afghan company Ehtesab, said she deleted photos, videos and information online of her employees to protect them. Its app Ehtesab sends safety alert notifications about roadblocks, gunfire, power outages and other risks in Kabul, Wahedi told Rest of World. "We don't feel safe," she added. There is concern among Afghan women that the Taliban are severely restricting their rights and freedom, just as they did the last time they were in power. According to a US State Department report, at that time, women were unable to work except in ve...
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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...