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    There are still at least 363 American citizens remaining in Afghanistan, about half of whom want to leave the country, the State Department reportedly told congressional staff Thursday. One hundred and seventy-six of those citizens are trying to get out of the country, the State Department said, according to CNN. When the U.S. military completed...
    CNN’s heavily publicized town hall with President Biden failed to resonate with viewers, finishing with a smaller audience than regular programming on both Fox News and MSNBC. CNN’s town hall moderated by Anderson Cooper, which was criticized for being "littered with watered-down softballs" and completely ignoring Afghanistan, averaged only 1.2 million viewers from 8-9:30 p.m....
    MOMIRAK FIRING RANGE, Tajikistan (AP) — Russian and Tajik troops conducted joint drills Friday near Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan, as part of efforts to prepare for possible security threats issuing from Afghanistan. The exercises at the Momirak firing range about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the Afghan border involved armored vehicles and helicopter...
    President Biden took questions for roughly 90 minutes during a highly publicized, although low-rated, CNN town hall event on Thursday, but nobody bothered to ask the commander-in-chief about the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.  "How Anderson Cooper — who has won awards for his reporting from war zones including Afghanistan — felt no...
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife. “I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from...
    Washington (CNN)The State Department informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 US citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave, two sources familiar with the call told CNN.The figures presented on that call underscore the ongoing challenge faced by the Biden administration as Americans continue to come forward to seek...
    An Afghan man who was resettled in Montana by the Biden administration has been charged with the rape of a teenage girl, the latest of a handful of refugees accused of committing crimes in the United States, according to reports. Zabihullah Mohmand, 19, was charged with the alleged rape of an unidentified 18-year-old female...
                      by Newt Gingrich  On Feb. 29, 2020, the U.S. and the Taliban signed the Doha Agreement, which set conditions for an American military withdrawal from Afghanistan. A few days later, then-President Donald Trump picked up the phone to call Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar. On...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders — a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize — is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as a woman in exile....
    Nine countries led by Russia – including powerhouse neighbors China, Russia, and Iran – published a statement Wednesday effectively recognizing the Taliban terrorist group as the government of Afghanistan. The statement represented the position of the countries attending the “Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan” this week, a summit led by the regime of Russian leader...
    Thousands of Afghan refugees who were temporarily housed at U.S. military bases are resettling in communities around the country every week, CBS News reported on Thursday. Around 6,000 Afghan refugees who were evacuated from the Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power have resettled around the U.S., according to data from the Department of Homeland Security...
    The Taliban won the backing from top U.S. adversaries in the call for international humanitarian aid to assist Afghans, as concerns of economic collapse grow. Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, India and five formerly Soviet nations issued a joint statement Wednesday following talks with the Taliban in Moscow, and pointedly called on the U.S. to "shoulder"...
    Outraged citizens and lawmakers wondered why the State Department celebrated "International Pronouns Day" on Wednesday amid a series of global crises they argued better deserved its attention. "Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles," the department tweeted. The State Department explainer, which encouraged...
    The State Department has helped “at least 129 U.S. citizens” leave Afghanistan since the U.S. left the country on Aug. 31, a State Department spokesperson told the Daily Caller. President Joe Biden’s administration has been evasive in revealing exactly how many Americans were left behind in the Taliban-controlled country after America withdrew its troops in...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the country has slipped into a severe food crisis, with poverty levels rising and serious food shortages being found everywhere. The issue has become so severe that India is considering sending 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and medical supplies...
    Recent aggression toward Taiwan by the Chinese communist regime shows that Beijing is looking to test the resolve of the Biden administration, particularly in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, experts tell Fox News. Beijing, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan, has sent dozens of warplanes over the last month towards the territory’s air...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counter-terrorism forces say they have killed three Afghan militants who belonged to the Islamic State group during a raid on a hideout near the country’s border with Afghanistan. The gun battle was the latest episode of violence in Pakistan involving extremist groups that appear to have been emboldened by...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are weighing Thursday what lessons to draw from the almost two-decade-long military mission in Afghanistan, including whether the world’s biggest security organization should even undertake major operations outside Europe and North America. Ahead of Thursday’s meeting at the U.S.-led military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said...
    After a State Department tweet marked “International Pronouns Day” on Wednesday, Republicans blasted the move, calling out the department for misguided priorities and hypocrisy. The tweet included a link to a page explaining why many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles, noting that “sharing pronouns [is] a way of getting to know someone” and...
    The U.S. State Department on Wednesday acknowledged “International Pronouns Day,” sharing a post explaining how it is becoming “increasingly common for people to ‘share their pronouns’” weeks after stranding dozens of Americans in Afghanistan and largely failing to address the lingering concerns. “Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on...
    CRACK British troops killed two suspected terrorists in the bad lands of eastern Mali – in their first gun battle since the end of combat operations in Afghanistan in 2014. A recce team from the Queen’s Dragoon Guards stunned the gunmen when they crested a ridge in the desert more than 100 east of their...
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded “effective financial humanitarian support” from the international community for the brutal Taliban regime in remarks on Wednesday. Russia hosted an international conference on Afghanistan that day that included the Taliban as an invited guest. The conference in Moscow included Pakistan, China, Iran, India, and the former Soviet Union...
    A Taliban commander in charge of suicide bombers in Kabul, Afghanistan, was selected as police chief for one of the country’s capital districts, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. In his capacity as police chief, Mawlawi Zubair Mutmaeen, 39, oversees ex-Taliban fighters who haven’t received law enforcement training and aren’t paid, the WSJ reported....
    The Taliban’s acting interior minister, designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist, praised suicide bombers and rewarded their families at a recent event. Sirajuddin Haqqani hosted a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday evening, praising “the jihad & sacrifices of Mujahideen & martyrs,” whom he called “heroes of Islam & the country,” according to...
    (CNN)Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and five formerly Soviet Central Asian states joined the Taliban in calling for the...
    The Taliban was welcomed in Moscow today during talks on Afghanistan as Russia seeks to exert influence over the new regime. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the talks and emphasised that 'forming a really inclusive government fully reflecting the interests of not only all ethnic groups but all political forces of the country' is necessary...
    Washington (CNN)An hour after a suicide bomb exploded outside the Kabul airport on August 26, killing 13 US service members and scores of Afghan civilians, Fahim Masoud, a US military intelligence officer, made a frantic call to his sister. She, along with Masoud's parents and two other siblings, were in a CIA-organized bus navigating the...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying security forces in a former stronghold of local militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing four, police said. The attack happened in Bajur, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. The area served as a base for the Pakistani Taliban...
    MONSTER Taliban militants beheaded a women's volleyball player and posted photos of her decapitated head on social media. A coach from the all-girls team confirmed that Mahjabin Hakimi was slaughtered by the Taliban earlier this month. 3Mahjabin Hakimi's coach confirmed that she was beheaded by the TalibanCredit: Facebook 3Mahjabin (circled) was the star player of the...
    U.S. Army veteran, former NFL player and Arkansas Senate primary candidate Jake Bequette said it is "shocking" to him that the Biden administration and Democrats have "tried to move on" from the "crisis" in Afghanistan, slamming officials for "attempting to legitimize a murderous regime." Bequette, during an interview with Fox News, reacted to the news that the State Department’s inspector general launched...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and other factions, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow’s clout. Opening the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov emphasized that “forming a really inclusive government fully reflecting the interests of not only all ethnic groups but all political...
    Sean Hannity took President Joe Biden to task Tuesday night for his administration's myriad failures, calling his handling of Afghanistan an "international disgrace." The "Hannity" host said the U.S. leaving Americans, allies and $83 billion in military equipment behind in Afghanistan has amounted to an "international disgrace; humiliation on the world stage. It sends a...
                      by Sebastian Hughes  The State Department’s inspector general will investigate the Biden administration’s diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, a spokesperson confirmed with the Daily Caller News Foundation. The series of investigations will tackle a range of issues, from the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program,...
    What some U.S. forces thought would be 96 hours on the ground in Afghanistan evacuating U.S. embassy staff turned into 16 days and evacuating 124,000 people. With the world’s eyes on them, they did their best to wrangle the situation under control. When the State Department finally triggered the non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) on August 14,...
    Afghan citizens are at risk of starvation and falling under the poverty line as the country’s economy continues to decline under Taliban leadership, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Donors stopped their contributions after the country fell to the Taliban, which paid for most of the government’s expenses and accounted for nearly half the country’s...
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — U.N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan’s children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign, the World Health Organization says. For the past three years, the Taliban barred U.N.-organized vaccination teams from doing door-to-door campaigns in parts of...
    The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday.  Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week after more than three years on the job under both the Trump and Biden administrations. He had been criticized for not pressing the Taliban hard...
    The State Department’s inspector general has begun a series of investigations into the chaotic conclusion of diplomatic operations in Afghanistan. The investigations will look into several different issues ranging from the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa program to the processing of Afghan refugees and their resettlement, according to an Oct. 15 memo to Secretary of...
    Former Secretary of State Colin PowellColin PowellOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight MORE, who died on Monday, rejected expressions of sympathy...
    VIDEO1:3201:32IMF: Hundreds of thousands of Afghans could be pushed into povertyCapital Connection Afghanistan's gross domestic product could see a contraction of up to 30% following the Taliban takeover, the IMF said in its latest regional economic report. Jihad Azour, director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia department, said the country's situation was deteriorating, even...
    MOSCOW—The Kremlin kicked off the week with a historic decision to end Russia’s cooperation with NATO, strip all NATO staffers of their accreditation in Moscow, and suspend its own mission in Brussels after the expulsion of eight Russian members who were accused of espionage earlier this month. NATO’s military and information offices will close down...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban swept into power, they found Afghanistan’s economy fast approaching the brink and were faced with harrowing predictions of growing poverty and hunger. So they ordered the financial managers of the collapsed former government back to work, with an urgent directive: Do your jobs, because we can’t. In the...
    The top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, who negotiated the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan under former President Donald Trump, is resigning, the State Department said Monday. "As Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad steps down from his role, I extend my gratitude for his decades of service to the American people," Secretary of...
    Diana Shaw, acting inspector general for the State Department, has launched a series of investigations into President Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Several sources as well as documents confirmed to Politco about the launched investigation. An action memorandum sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on October 15 indicated that the probe will focus on: State...
    During an appearance on FBN’s “Kudlow,” former Vice President Mike Pence sounded off on the long-range implications the Biden administration’s ill-conceived withdrawal from Afghanistan could have for U.S. foreign policy, particularly with regards to China. Pence told FBN host Larry Kudlow that mishandling of the withdrawal by the United States could send a message of...
    Should China invade Taiwan the U.S. would almost certainly get involved due to the strategic necessity of Taiwan’s independence, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “If push comes to shove … the basic American geostrategic considerations will require the United States to help Taiwan defend itself,” Steve Tsang, director of the School of...
    TWO senior Afghan ministers were pictured driving around London in a Bentley as their country was on the verge of falling to the Taliban. The photograph shows Sadat Naderi and Hamdullah Mohib driving past a pub in Marylebone, central London, in late July. 5Sadat Naderi and Hamdullah Mohib driving through LondonCredit: Twitter/ @SulaimanHakemy 5Sadat Naderi...
    The State Department’s inspector general will investigate the Biden administration’s diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, a spokesperson confirmed with the Daily Caller News Foundation. The series of investigations will tackle a range of issues, from the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa program, to the processing of Afghans who applied for refugee admission into the U.S, to...
    (CNN)The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN. In the letter dated Monday, Diana Shaw told top lawmakers on a number of congressional committees that the Office of Inspector General had notified the State...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week after more than three years on the job under both the Trump and Biden administrations. He had been criticized for not pressing...