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  • The final US troops have left Kabul, ending 20-year military presence in Afghanistan

    The United States has completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, the US military says, nearly twenty years after it invaded the country following the September 11 attacks in 2001. Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of the US Central Command, made the announcement at a Pentagon news briefing after the last troops sent…

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  • US conducts drone strike against IS-K target

    The US conducted a drone strike aimed at target of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, as the airlift of those desperate to flee moved into a fraught final stage with fresh terror attack warnings and encroaching Taliban forces primed to take over Kabul airport. US forces overseeing the evacuation have been forced into…

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  • Australia ends Afghanistan evacuation mission after Kabul suicide blasts

    The federal government has confirmed all Australian troops have withdrawn from Kabul and evacuation flights have been terminated in the wake of the deadly suicide attack on the city’s airport. Two suicide bombers attacked crowds gathered outside Kabul airport hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan overnight. Afghan and Pentagon officials say 60 Afghan civilians and 12…

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  • Afghan civilians and US troops among more than 70 killed in Kabul airport bombings

    Two suicide bombers attacked crowds gathered outside Kabul airport Thursday hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, killing more than 70 people, including 12 US troops, Afghan and Pentagon officials say. Bombers struck the crowded gates of the airport with at least two explosions, causing a bloodbath among civilians and US troops. Afghan officials say at least…

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  • EU home affairs ministers to meet Tuesday for crisis talks on Afghanistan

    European Union home affairs ministers will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan and its consequence for security and migration in the 27-nation bloc, the Slovenian EU presidency said on Thursday. EU ambassadors will discuss the issue at a meeting later on Thursday. Source: ekathimerini.com

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  • Australia reverses Kabul evacuation advice and urges people not to travel to airport

    The Australian government has reversed its advice for citizens and visa holders trying to evacuate Afghanistan and is now urging them not to travel to Kabul airport. The Smartraveller advice has been updated with a new and clear warning saying “do not travel to Kabul International Airport”. Until now, the advice for Australians and Afghans…

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  • The Ecumenical Patriarch at the great military parade in Kyiv

    Among the official guests of the Ukrainian government to take part in the large military parade that took place today in Kyiv, was Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who attended the parade together with the Primate of the Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy. Today Ukraine is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence. Among the official…

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  • Ecumenical Patriarch met with the Greek Diaspora in Ukraine

    The meeting was held at the premises of the Ecclesiastical School of the Ukrainian Church, in the monastery of St. Michael with the golden domes. The meeting was attended by the entire delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence. The meeting was also attended…

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  • Tokyo Paralympics kicks off with fireworks at opening ceremony

    If you were feeling bereft at the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – the two-week sporting extravaganza the world needed to distract it from COVID – never fear. On Tuesday night the Tokyo Paralympics kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony, and another week of inspiring athletes and incredible acts of sporting prowess await.…

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  • Taliban warns of ‘consequences’ if foreign forces try to remain in Afghanistan beyond next week

    The Taliban has warned of “consequences” if the United States and its allies try to remain in Afghanistan beyond next week, as Washington ramped up its efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people desperate to flee. Thousands of troops have poured back into the country to oversee the chaotic airlift of foreigners and Afghans…

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