Blinken says 12 nations to host Afghan evacuees

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says 13 countries have thus far agreed to at least temporarily host at-risk Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan and a dozen more have agreed to serve as transit points for evacuees, including Americans and others. Continue Reading

Troops will stay in Afghan to evacuate Americans: Biden

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he is committed to keeping US troops in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means maintaining a military presence there beyond his August 31 deadline for withdrawal. Continue Reading

Editorial: Women rights

The US State Department has released a joint statement signed by about two dozen nations expressing concern for the rights of Afghan women and girls and urging those in power in Afghanistan to guarantee their protection. Wednesday’s statement was signed by the United States, Britain, the European Union and 18 other countries. Continue Reading