Leaked letter suggests the Foreign Office covered up the Prime Minister’s involvement in dog air transport from Kabul, claims MP – Britain’s policy live – The Guardian

Leaked letter suggests that the Foreign Office covered up the Prime Minister’s involvement in dog air transport from Kabul, claims MP – British politics liveThe Guardian Afghanistan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs chaotic during Kabul evacuation – whistleblowerBBC news ‘Complete nonsense’: Boris Johnson denies allegations that he prioritized animals in Afghanistan’s air bridgesThe Telegraph The Guardians … Read more

Nr. 10 says Foreign Office official’s claim that Prime Minister ordered rescue of dogs from Kabul ‘completely untrue’ – British politics live | Politics

Good morning. It’s a difficult day too Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, because a former official has given the Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee a shocking account of how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handled the evacuation of Afghanistan when Raab was Foreign Minister. My colleague Patrick Wintour has the story here. … Read more

Whistleblower: When Afghanistan fell, Britain gave up supporters

A whistleblower has claimed that Britain’s Foreign Office abandoned many of the nation’s allies in Afghanistan and left them at the mercy of the Taliban during the fall of the capital Kabul due to a dysfunctional and arbitrary evacuation effort. By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press December 7, 2021 at 11:04 • 3 min read Share … Read more

The Taliban ban forced marriages of women in Afghanistan

The Taliban have decreed that they ban forced marriages of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a step towards addressing criteria that developed nations consider a precondition for recognizing their government and restoring aid. ByAssociated Press December 3, 2021 at 12:47 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this … Read more

‘This one was personal’: The San Diego business owner evacuated from Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A US citizen and resident of the San Diego area is on his way home from Afghanistan, rep. Darrell Issa, R-Bonsall, Wednesday. “This one was personal. My team and I worked for months to make sure Prince Wafa and his wife could return, and we were amazed at his courage and … Read more

Joe Biden’s Build Back Better ‘cure’ is what bothers us: Goodwin

In the beginning, Build Back Better was not only the most expensive legislation ever. The trillion-dollar price was a coup because the bill would totally transform America, President Biden claimed. Whatever the problem, from jobs to climate change to childcare, the BBB was the solution. Then came inflation, where the White House hid behind the … Read more

Afghan media collapse during Taliban takeover, the report says

The media industry in Afghanistan has collapsed with the return of the Taliban. So far, more than 250 newspapers, radio programs and television stations have disappeared during the first hundred days of the militant regime, the Guardian reported, citing the Afghan press monitor NAI. The group also found that 70% of the country’s journalists were … Read more

Journalist and Afghan translator are finally reunited on American soil

They are grateful to see each other again. In late November 2020, journalist Toby Harnden was in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, to investigate his new book, “First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11,” and work on a resourceful young translator and medical student named Rohullah Sadat. A year later – the day … Read more

Afghan girl from famous cover portrait evacuated to Italy

ROME (AP) – National Geographic’s famous green-eyed “Afghan girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the West’s evacuation of Afghans following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the Italian government said on Thursday. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office said Italy was organizing the evacuation of Sharbat Gulla after she asked for help to leave … Read more

Coalition of female restaurateurs put together Thanksgiving meals for Afghan refugees – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, some Afghan refugees fled to Chicago. Now they want to spend their first Thanksgiving in the city – and the female restaurateurs’ coalition Let’s Talk Womxn Chicago makes sure everyone eats a good meal. READ MORE: A man killed, one wounded in knife fight at Clark … Read more