Afghan translators stranded as passports become casualty of US Embassy capture
Afghans who earned American visas after working for the U.S. military had their passports destroyed or lost at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul before it was evacuated, leaving them with no clear path out of the country.
Fact-checking Conn. senator’s claim that 8 out of 10 US drones miss their target
As part of his appearance on “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., made a claim that studies have shown that “maybe eight out of 10 times we are hitting the wrong target.” That would be an astonishing record of failure. Is he right? The short answer is no.
Thousands of Afghans at US bases in Europe receive measles and chickenpox vaccines
Evacuees are receiving a shot for the chickenpox and another shot for measles, mumps and rubella at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Air Force said.
US envoy to Afghanistan says Ghani’s decision to flee torpedoed deal to keep Taliban out of Kabul
The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, told the Financial Times that the U.S. had secured an agreement under which Ghani would remain in Kabul and Taliban fighters would not enter Afghanistan's capital while diplomats negotiated a political transition of power in Qatar.
With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence
Israel's navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea "exponentially" in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country's just-retired navy commander said in an interview.
Former ISIS teenage bride who left Britain to join militant group in Syria tells the public: ‘I’m sorry’
Shamima Begum, the 22-year-old woman who left Britain as a teenager in 2015 to join the Islamic State in Syria, has appealed to the public for forgiveness and offered to help the government fight terrorism if she is allowed to return home.
With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo
With the Afghan government severed from the international banking system, aid groups both inside Afghanistan and abroad say they are struggling to get emergency relief, basic services and funds to a population at risk of starvation, unemployment and the coronavirus.
CENTCOM opens command, civilian casualty investigations into Kabul drone strike that US said killed ISIS terrorist
The probes come amid allegations the strike in the waning days of U.S. involvement in the Afghanistan war actually killed a local worker for a U.S.-based aid company and up to 10 nearby civilians, according to The New York Times.
Islamic State suspect in 2015 Paris attacks says deaths of 130 'nothing personal'
The key defendant in the 2015 Paris attacks trial said Wednesday the coordinated killings were in retaliation for French airstrikes on the Islamic State group, calling the deaths of 130 innocent people "nothing personal" as he acknowledged his role for the first time.