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What happens to Kabul airport will offer a glimpse into Afghanistan’s future

Turkey is set to protect the airport once international troops pull out, writes Borzou Daragahi – but what will this mean for the country’s own security forces? Sunday 20 June 2021 12:55 International troops are set to depart Afghanistan this year, ending what will likely be remembered as one of the lengthiest – and most costly military entanglements since the long wars of the Enlightenment.

independent.co.uk ,  13h 1
What happens to Kabul airport will offer a glimpse into Afghanistan’s future

Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

KABUL (Corrects typo in para 4) KABUL (Reuters) -Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has replaced his defence and interior ministers and the army chief of staff amid rising casualties among Afghanistan's security forces in sharply increased fighting with the Taliban. The changes, announced late on Saturday by the presidential palace, come as Afghan security forces battle the Taliban in 28 of 34 provinces in the country, with the hardline Islamic group claiming more territory in recent weeks.

mobile.reuters.com ,  15h 0
Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

US diplomats isolated as Afghanistan's Covid wave tears through embassy in Kabul

Afghan doctors say wards are full, medical supplies are short and the country's weak health system is on the verge of being overrun The US embassy in Kabul has been placed under strict quarantine restrictions after a spike of infections has torn through staff and the country reels from an out of control third wave of cases.

telegraph.co.uk ,  1d 2
US diplomats isolated as Afghanistan's Covid wave tears through embassy in Kabul

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where the increase in COVID cases in some areas is hovering around 65%, health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dasigi Nazary said.

msn.com ,  1d 0
Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

US embassy in Kabul suffering major Covid outbreak that has infected 114 and killed one

Officials say 95% of cases involve unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people The US embassy in Kabul has suffered a major Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 114 people and killed one. The outbreak in the Afghanistan capital has confined staff to their quarters and disrupted operations, according to CNBC.

independent.co.uk ,  2d 6
US embassy in Kabul suffering major Covid outbreak that has infected 114 and killed one

US embassy in Kabul locked down over Covid outbreak which has left one dead and 100 infected

The US embassy in Kabul has been locked down due to a coronavirus outbreak which has killed one staffer and infected more than 100 others. Several people have been medically evacuated from the embassy amid the outbreak, with 114 sent into quarantine. With intensive care units at military medical facilities full, the embassy has been forced to set up temporary Covid-19 wards on the compound.

inews.co.uk ,  3d 1
US embassy in Kabul locked down over Covid outbreak which has left one dead and 100 infected

Covid outbreak forces lockdown at U.S. Embassy in Kabul as cases surge in Afghanistan

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul was placed on lockdown Thursday as Covid cases surge in Afghanistan. More than 100 employees have tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently in isolation, one person has died and several people have been medically evacuated. Afghan hospitals are rapidly running out of medical equipment and other resources as infections rise by 2,400% over the past month.

msn.com ,  3d 1
Covid outbreak forces lockdown at U.S. Embassy in Kabul as cases surge in Afghanistan

US embassy in Kabul locks down amid Covid surge and death of one staffer

The US embassy in Kabul has had to shut down almost all its operations because of a Covid-19 outbreak that has killed one staffer, and left 114 infected and quarantined. According to a notice sent to all embassy staff on Thursday, “several” people have had to be medevaced.

theguardian.com ,  3d 0
US embassy in Kabul locks down amid Covid surge and death of one staffer

US Embassy in Afghanistan on 'immediate' lockdown over COVID-19 surge

© Getty US Embassy in Afghanistan on 'immediate' lockdown over COVID-19 surge The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday went into an immediate lockdown amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the mission, communicated to staff through a management notice that was obtained by The Hill.

msn.com ,  3d 0
US Embassy in Afghanistan on 'immediate' lockdown over COVID-19 surge

US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge

Already on uncertain footing due to the imminent withdrawal of American forces from the country, the embassy in Kabul ordered remaining staffers into virtual isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed at least one person, sent 114 into quarantine and forced several people to be medically evacuated.

msn.com ,  3d 0
US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge

Full hospitals in Afghanistan close doors to new patients as COVID-19 surges

(Reuters) - The two main hospitals treating people with COVID-19 in Afghanistan have had to close their doors to new patients because of a lack of beds, a senior health official and doctors said on Monday. Afghanistan is grappling with a third wave of the pandemic, with a record number of infections and deaths being reported amid a surge in violence as U.S.-led international forces withdraw and Taliban insurgents go on the offensive.

mobile.reuters.com ,  6d 0
Full hospitals in Afghanistan close doors to new patients as COVID-19 surges

He came to Canada as a teenage refugee. Five years later, his bid to reunite his family is stuck in limbo

Humayun Sarwar remembers being thrilled when he was picked by his school in Kabul to represent Afghanistan at a Model United Nations conference in New York. Little did the then-14-year-old know the selection would be the start of an odyssey that would separate him from his parents for the next five years — and counting.

thespec.com ,  6d 0
He came to Canada as a teenage refugee. Five years later, his bid to reunite his family is stuck in limbo

‘I’m sacrificing myself’: agony of Kabul’s secret sex workers

When Zainab met her first client almost two years ago, she was drunk, drugged-up, and had passed out by the time he started raping her. She had never touched alcohol before, but was told she’d be better off unconscious. Terrified, she reluctantly agreed.

theguardian.com ,  6d 0
‘I’m sacrificing myself’: agony of Kabul’s secret sex workers

Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. The dead included two employees of ’s state-run film company, a colleague said on Sunday. In a statement issued late on Saturday, ’s IS affiliate said its operatives blew up two minivans carrying “disbeliever Shiites” using sticky bombs.

ledburyreporter.co.uk ,  7d 0
Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul