Russia Thins Out Its Embassy in Ukraine, a Possible Clue to Putin’s Next Move

The slow evacuation may be part propaganda, part preparation for a conflict or part feint, Ukrainian and U.S. officials say. It could be all three.

#belarus, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kyiv-ukraine, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

‘I Have Absolutely Nothing’: After a Massive Winter Fire, What Is Left?

Families whose homes were left in ashes when the Marshall fire swept through Boulder, Colo., now face starting over again in a housing market that was competitive before 991 homes were destroyed.

#boulder-colo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

U.S. Military Focusing on ISIS Cell Behind Attack at Kabul Airport

The suicide bomber who killed nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. troops, had been freed from prison by the Taliban days before the attack.

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Colorado Wildfires: What We Know

The fires on Thursday burned at least 500 homes and forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate.

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Colorado Wildfires: More Than 30,000 People Ordered Evacuated

Residents of Superior and Louisville, in Boulder County, are forced to flee.

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Super Typhoon Rai Leaves Miles of Wreckage in Philippines

Philippine officials warned that residents were going hungry. Many were still in evacuation centers. On a highway, survivors scrawled an appeal for aid.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoons

After Chaotic Evacuation, Afghans in the Netherlands Struggle to Find Stability

Many Afghans evacuated to the Netherlands have been living in tents for months, as they prepare to resettle in a Europe that is wrangling with a heated debate about immigration.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #european-union, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #netherlands, #nijmegen-netherlands, #taliban

At Every Step, Afghans Coming to America Encounter Stumbling Blocks

U.S. officials concede that the system was unprepared.

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Inside the Fall of Kabul: An On-the-Ground Account

Against all predictions, the Taliban took the Afghan capital in a matter of hours. This is the story of why and what came after, by a reporter and photographer who witnessed it all.

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At Least One Dead as Indonesia’s Mount Semeru Erupts

Dozens more suffered burns as lava flowed from the eruption of Mount Semeru, on the island of Java.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #volcanoes

At Least One Dead as Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Spewing Ash Cloud

Dozens more suffered burns as lava flowed from the eruption of Mount Semeru, on the island of Java.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #volcanoes

Inside the U.S. Military Base Where 11,000 Afghans Are Starting Over

A New Jersey military base is the only site accepting new Afghan arrivals from overseas. It holds more evacuees than any other U.S. safe haven.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #homeland-security-department, #military-bases-and-installations, #new-jersey, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #state-department

3 Are Killed in Shooting at Michigan High School

A 15-year-old sophomore was taken into custody after firing a semiautomatic handgun 15 to 20 times at Oxford High School in Oakland County, Mich., the authorities said. The dead were all believed to be students.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #mass-shootings, #oakland-county-mich, #oxford-mich, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

‘Afghan Girl’ From 1985 National Geographic Cover Takes Refuge in Italy

Sharbat Gula, whose haunting portrait was featured by the magazine more than three decades ago, was evacuated to Rome after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gula-sharbat, #immigration-and-emigration, #mccurry-steve, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #national-geographic, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rome-italy, #taliban

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Afghan College Students Find a New Life, and Safety, in Iraq

Regarded as infidels by the Taliban, over 100 students from the American University in Kabul have found an unlikely refuge in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya.

#afghanistan, #american-university-of-afghanistan, #american-university-of-iraq, #colleges-and-universities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #iraq, #kabul-afghanistan, #kurdistan, #salih-barham, #sulaimaniya-iraq

Qatar to Represent U.S. Interests in Afghanistan, Blinken Says

The Gulf nation will also help process visas for thousands of people trying to flee the Taliban.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #blinken-antony-j, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #peace-process, #qatar, #state-department, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

Young Marines in Kabul Were Left to Run Final Days of Evacuation

The young Marines in Kabul were left to determine who was evacuated from Afghanistan and who was left behind. The cost was high.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #lopez-hunter-d-2021, #soviak-maxton-w-d-2021, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

State Department Eases Restrictions for Diplomats Abroad

The State Department is easing some restrictions after employees said that their jobs overseas were harder than they needed to be.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #benghazi-attack-2012, #blinken-antony-j, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Struggles With Afghan Evacuees Weeded Out, and Now in Limbo

No final decisions have been made, but dozens red-flagged for apparent criminal pasts or links to militants have been sent to a base in Kosovo, where their fate is uncertain.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #kosovo, #mayorkas-alejandro, #national-counterterrorism-center, #united-states-international-relations

How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl

The story of 8-year-old Asma, injured by a U.S. tear-gas canister, echoes the heartbreak and heroism of the 20-year American misadventure in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-department, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #military-bases-and-installations, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-special-operations-command

Lawmakers Press to Rescue Afghan Relatives of U.S. Troops

After a frenzied effort to evacuate Afghans who had worked with the U.S., members of Congress are now focusing on the stranded relatives of American troops.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #state-department, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas

Vietnamese Americans Mobilize to Welcome Afghan Refugees

For many who made it to the United States, watching the chaotic exit from Afghanistan evoked memories of their own harrowing experiences.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnam, #vietnam-war, #vietnamese-americans

Afghan Evacuees Stranded on U.S. Military Bases

An estimated 53,000 evacuees from Kabul remain stranded on eight military bases across the country. Thousands more are waiting at U.S. bases abroad to come to the United States.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fort-mccoy-wis, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wisconsin

Gen. Milley Says He Warned Biden Against Afghanistan Withdrawal

During a heated Senate hearing, Gen. Mark Milley also defended his actions in the final months of the Trump administration.

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Afghans Wait in a New Jersey ‘Tent City’ to Start a New Life

On a military base in New Jersey, 8,500 people who fled their country as it fell to the Taliban await the next step in their journey.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #church-world-service-inc, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #international-rescue-committee, #joint-base-mcguire-dix-lakehurst, #menendez-robert, #military-bases-and-installations, #new-jersey, #sikandar-khan, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The ‘Tent City’ in NJ Where Refugees from Afghanistan Wait to Start a New Life

On a military base in New Jersey, 8,500 people who fled their country as it fell to the Taliban await the next step in their journey.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #church-world-service-inc, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #international-rescue-committee, #joint-base-mcguire-dix-lakehurst, #menendez-robert, #military-bases-and-installations, #new-jersey, #sikandar-khan, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

How Ukraine Negotiated With the Taliban and Rescued 96 Afghans

Few countries have been willing to fly rescue missions into Afghanistan since the Americans left. Ukraine is an exception. It says it has a different definition of danger.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #kyiv-ukraine, #taliban

Afghan Nonprofit Workers Desperately Scramble to Evacuate

Women who steered programs to empower girls are fleeing the country. But unlike people who worked for the U.S. military, they have no clear path to the United States.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #women-and-girls

Afghan Uyghurs Fear Taliban Will Deport Them to China

Members of the ethnic group, seen by China as potential extremists, are afraid they will be sent there as part of a deal for economic aid.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #deportation, #east-turkestan-islamic-movement, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

How the U.S. Helped, and Hampered, the Escape of Afghan Journalists

The secretary of state cites a “massive effort” by the government, but people involved in the evacuation instead describe bureaucratic snags.

#afghanistan, #blinken-antony-j, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #news-and-news-media

Thousands of Afghans on American Military Bases Await Resettlement

Many who left the country in August are waiting for medical and security screenings and flights from overseas that were halted by measles.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #military-bases-and-installations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

How to Prepare for (and Survive) a Flash Flood

Fast rising water can be deadly. Here’s what to do if you’re caught off guard, and how to prepare for a future event.

#content-type-service, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

Disabled People Struggle to Evacuate From Wildfires

In Northern California, a region troubled by fire, many people with disabilities live in rural areas that lack the resources to support them during disasters.

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‘Football Is Like Food’: Afghan Female Soccer Players Find a Home in Italy

Members of a team from Herat left behind the lives they had built in Afghanistan in hopes that they can build a future where they can play, and thrive.

#afghanistan, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #italy, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #soccer, #taliban, #women-and-girls

Measles Cases Bring Temporary Halt to Afghanistan Refugee Arrivals in US

The C.D.C. asked that the evacuation flights from overseas bases be suspended after four Afghans were found to be infected.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #homeland-security-department, #measles, #united-states-international-relations

‘We Truly Have Lost Everything’: A Journey Out of Kabul the Day It Fell

Nadima Sahar, a government official, was determined to stay. But then she learned the palace staff, and maybe even the president, had already fled.

#afghanistan, #arlington-va, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-international-airport, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sahar-nadima, #taliban

First Flight From Kabul Is Hailed as Positive Step Amid Troubling Signs

A passenger jet’s departure on Thursday was the first foreign flight out of Afghanistan since the U.S. evacuation ended. But thousands who want to leave remain stuck.

#afghanistan, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #mazar-i-sharif-afghanistan, #politics-and-government, #taliban

From Afghanistan to the World Cup, Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Steps Up

The Gulf state played a major role in the American airlift, the latest evidence of the small but gas-rich country punching above its weight on the world stage.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #al-jazeera, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #messi-lionel, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #politics-and-government, #soccer, #taliban, #terrorism, #thani-tamim-bin-hamad-al, #united-states-international-relations, #world-cup-2022-soccer

As Afghan Refugee Crisis Unfolds, Koreans Recall ‘Miracle’ Evacuation

The U.S. military evacuated 91,000 people out of a North Korean port in 1950. By some estimates, it was the single largest wartime refugee evacuation in American history until Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #korean-war, #north-korea, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Inside the Afghan Evacuation: Rogue Flights, Hope and Chaos

President Biden has insisted that the evacuation of Kabul was done as efficiently as possible. But key documents obtained by The New York Times suggest otherwise.

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Afghans With Ties to U.S. Who Could Not Get Out Now Live in Fear

Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-first, #human-rights-watch, #humanitarian-aid, #international-refugee-assistance-project, #muslims-and-islam, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas, #women-and-girls

How to Pack an Emergency Go Bag

Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

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Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

#basements-and-cellars, #bollwage-j-christian, #drownings, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #queens-nyc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

#afghanistan, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #defense-department, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #milley-mark-a, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ramstein Air Base Becomes Temporary Refuge for Afghans

About a fifth of all people evacuated from Kabul were brought to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where they await the next leg of their journey, to the United States.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #germany, #military-bases-and-installations, #state-department, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

I Worked With the U.S. I Thought I Would Be Saved.

Thousands of Afghans like me had their hopes for escape from the Taliban dashed when the U.S. completed its withdrawal.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

Why Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat Until Too Late

Twenty years later, the terrorism threat from Afghanistan hasn’t faded. And militant competition from ISIS-K has merely increased the stakes. 

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #drones-pilotless-planes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #pakistan, #south-asia, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Stranded in Kabul: A U.S. Resident Runs Out of Options

Refugee groups say hundreds, and possibly thousands, of green card holders have been left behind.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #visas

Stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan: A US Resident Runs Out of Options

Refugee groups say hundreds, and possibly thousands, of green card holders have been left behind.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #visas