Tag Archives: Kabul airport

Deadlock in talks to run Afghan airports: Officials

Negotiations between the Taliban and a Qatar-Turkey consortium for operating Afghanistan’s five airports, including in the capital, have hit a deadlock after the Taliban insisted their fighters will guard the facilities, officials said. Kabul’s only airport was trashed in August when tens of thousands of people rushed to evacuate on …

Read More »

Baghdad condemns Kabul explosion

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry condemned today the bloody bombing that targeted the Afghan capital, Kabul. The vicinity of Kabul Airport witnessed two explosions targeting crowds of Afghans who were trying to leave their country. The bombing killed at least 12 American soldiers. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “We …

Read More »

Factbox: Evacuations from Afghanistan by country

The United States and allies are hurrying to evacuate as many people from Afghanistan as possible before an Aug. 31 deadline amid deteriorating security. The United States and partners have evacuated about 105,000 people since Aug. 14, the day before the Taliban entered Kabul, the White House said on Friday. …

Read More »