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Moderna & J&J COVID Boosters Advance, Voting Rights Bill Fails, Russia Hosts Taliban : Up First

NPR
NPR Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters clear another regulatory hurdle. Senate Democrats lose a major push for voting rights protections. And a meeting in Moscow signals Russia’s embrace of closer contact with Afghanistan’s Taliban rule. NPR – Click for more...

Pakistan in Talks With Taliban Militants, Even as Attacks Ramp Up

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan is holding talks with factions of the Pakistani Taliban, a banned militant group responsible for some of the country’s worst terrorist attacks, and would forgive members who lay down their weapons, Prime Minister Imran......

“We felt in danger”: Afghan evacuees relocated to Wisconsin describe fleeing the Taliban

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Surrounded by miles of farmland and cornfields, Fort McCoy is where life in America begins for nearly 13,000 Afghan refugees. On Thursday, a CBS News crew was allowed inside of the Wisconsin base, which houses the largest Afghan evacuee......

Joe Biden’s plan to stop terror is ‘far’-fetched

NYPost
James Jay Carafano President Biden’s policy pronouncements may look great on bumper stickers, but they have fewer calories than Coke Zero. Biden’s promise to fighting terrorism “over the horizon,” is chief among these. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here......

Mayor of Kabul warns, ‘We have millions of people who are at the verge of famine and hunger’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mayor of Kabul Mohammad Daoud Sultanzoy revealed a grim state of affairs in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan during an interview with CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.”.  “We have millions of people who are at the......

Tragic cost of Biden’s Afghanistan lies: Goodwin

NYPost
Michael Goodwin Tuesday’s Senate testimony tearing into President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal shows how easily the commander-in-chief could have prevented senseless deaths, Michael Goodwin writes. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock......

In rural Afghanistan, a family welcomes Taliban rule

BBC
The other three sons died within a few months in 2014. Quadratallah was killed in an air strike. Two other brothers, Hayatullah and Aminullah, were arrested in a police raid on the family home. Shamsullah said his brothers were forced to sign up for the army, where they were killed.......

The prison staffed by inmates released by the Taliban

BBC
One of the key moments in the fight for Kabul was when the Taliban freed thousands of prisoners from the city’s main jail. Now, some released prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi prison have become its caretakers. The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen has been given access by the Taliban to their former cells, inside......

Treasury carves path for U.S. humanitarian aid to Afghanistan while upholding sanctions on Taliban

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Men are pictured as Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank seizes a large amount of money in cash and gold from former top government officials, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh, in Afghanistan, in this handout obtained by Reuters on September 15,......

A Nervy Trip to Kabul: How Ukraine Negotiated With the Taliban and Rescued 96 Afghans

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here KYIV, Ukraine — Before departing for Afghanistan, an elite team of Ukrainian troops gathered in a circle outside the airport and passed around a bottle of whiskey, a ritual meant to calm the nerves. It was early in......

The Taliban nominate a U.N. envoy, complicating a quandary for the General Assembly.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Taliban have nominated an ambassador to represent Afghanistan at the United Nations, U.N. officials said Tuesday, injecting a new twist into what was already a delicate diplomatic quandary in the global organization. The nomination, submitted to Secretary......

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