Chaos Persists at Kabul Airport as Taliban Discuss New Government

In an effort to speed the evacuation, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III ordered six commercial airlines to provide passenger jets to help with the growing U.S. military operation evacuating Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Sunday. Mr. Austin activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet,… Continue reading Chaos Persists at Kabul Airport as Taliban Discuss New Government

ISIS Poses ‘Acute’ Threat to U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Kabul, Sullivan Says

A deadly attack against American and Afghan civilians would be a disaster not only for the United States, but also for the Taliban, who are moving to consolidate control over Kabul. The Taliban and the Islamic State have been enemies, fighting each other on the battlefield for control of parts of the country. Understand the… Continue reading ISIS Poses ‘Acute’ Threat to U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Kabul, Sullivan Says

Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Good morning. We’re covering the latest on the U.S. effort to evacuate Afghans in Kabul, the extended lockdown in Australia and America’s fast-growing Asian population. U.S. orders airlines to help Afghan evacuation The Pentagon ordered six commercial airlines to provide passenger jets to help with the growing U.S. military operation evacuating Americans and Afghan allies… Continue reading Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Defense Secretary Orders Six Commercial Airlines to Help Ferry Afghan Refugees

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered six commercial airlines to provide passenger jets to help with the growing U.S. military operation evacuating Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Sunday. Mr. Austin activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, created in 1952 after the Berlin… Continue reading Defense Secretary Orders Six Commercial Airlines to Help Ferry Afghan Refugees

A Rush of News: Behind The New York Times’s Live Coverage

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan began accelerating with stunning speed, The New York Times quickly shifted into live coverage mode: Reporters and editors posted developments as they happened on the collapse of Kandahar, the… Continue reading A Rush of News: Behind The New York Times’s Live Coverage

Situation at Kabul’s Airport Worsens as Diplomats Warn of Threats

The State Department and Pentagon on Saturday gave conflicting messages to Americans seeking to flee Afghanistan through Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, as security conditions continued to deteriorate at the remaining gateway out of the country. Even as the State Department warned Americans to avoid traveling to the airport because of security threats there,… Continue reading Situation at Kabul’s Airport Worsens as Diplomats Warn of Threats

Videos From Kabul Airport Show Injuries as Afghans Try to Enter

Videos from Kabul airport on Saturday showed scores of injuries and adults passed out as Afghans clamored to be evacuated from Afghanistan. The video clips, which are believed to have been recorded sometime Saturday morning, suggest that almost a week after the Taliban seized control of Kabul, conditions near the airport are not improving and… Continue reading Videos From Kabul Airport Show Injuries as Afghans Try to Enter

Desperation as Afghans Seek to Flee a Country Retaken by the Taliban

On Saturday morning, a former interpreter for an American company in Kabul plunged into a mass of humanity outside a gate at the Kabul airport with her family in tow. Even as she was jostled and elbowed by people in the throng, she pushed ahead, desperate to secure a flight out of the country for… Continue reading Desperation as Afghans Seek to Flee a Country Retaken by the Taliban

Fears Rise About Safety of Afghan Airport as U.S. Warns Americans to Stay Away

Panic and desperation rose Saturday among thousands of Afghans struggling to flee the week-old Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, as gates to the Kabul airport were closed off and the U.S. embassy warned American citizens to stay away from the airport, citing “potential security threats outside the gates.” The U.S. embassy’s warning that Americans should stay… Continue reading Fears Rise About Safety of Afghan Airport as U.S. Warns Americans to Stay Away