The White House, however, defended the presidential decision, acknowledging that it was a split recommendation from Biden’s advisors and generals.
MI5 Director General Ken McCallum said the UK could face “more risk” because of the withdrawal of NATO troops and the overthrow of the internationally backed Afghan government.
The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.
Frightened and desperate, the girls worry whether a far-flung coalition of former US military and intelligence officials, congressmen, US allies, humanitarian groups and the captain of the Afghanistan women's national team can get them and their loved ones to safety.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is among the few foreign officials to be in town and the highest level Indian official to meet top officials of the Biden administration after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
On Sunday, the US carried out its second drone strike in Afghanistan, again targeting the ISIS-K after 13 US soldiers were killed in twin suicide attacks in Kabul Airport last week.
Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are in charge in Kabul.
The rockets struck Monday morning in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighbourhood, witnesses said. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn't immediately clear who was firing.
According to spokesman of the US Central Command Capt Bill Urban, 'We are still assessing the results of this strike, which we know disrupted an imminent ISIS-K threat to the airport'.
The 29-year-old journalist and nine close relatives managed to board one of the evacuation planes and are now going through the lengthy asylum process while starting a new life in a northern Spanish city.
President Joe Biden received information regarding anticipation of a repeated terror attack when he met with his national security team in the Situation Room alongside top commanders and diplomats in the field.
Tens of thousands of people remain to be evacuated ahead of the United States' August 31 deadline to withdraw its troops from the country, although the pace picked up overnight
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.
The statue stood in the central Bamyan province, where the Taliban infamously blew up two massive 1,500-year-old statues of Buddha carved into a mountain in 2001
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby briefed reporters Monday on the additional deployments aimed at bringing a semblance of order to the evacuations in Afghanistan in wake of Taliban takeover.
According to a defence official, while 1,000 US troops are already in Afghanistan, another 3,000 were ordered by US President Joe Biden last week to ensure the safe drawdown of American personnel from the war-torn country.
The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officials, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, said on Saturday.
President Biden has ordered the withdrawal of all the US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. The Pentagon says it has already withdrawn more than 90 per cent of its troops from the war-ravaged country.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
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