Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 22, 2021 Seven female tae kwon do athletes are resettling in Australia after fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan last month. Australian Taekwondo said on September 22 that the seven women are completing quarantine this week following what it described as a high-risk evacuation via Pakistan after the Taliban seized power in mid-August.
Al Jazeera: The Taliban’s abrupt return to power has left hundreds of Afghan diplomats overseas in limbo: running out of money to keep missions operating, fearful for families back home and desperate to secure refuge abroad. “I am literally begging. Diplomats are willing to become refugees,”… Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi September 15, 2021 A group of top Afghan girls soccer players, their coaches, and family members have fled across the border into neighboring Pakistan as questions linger over the status of female athletes under the newly installed Taliban-led government. “I am so happy to announce that today, more than 79 youth female
Dorian Jones VOA News September 14, 2021 ISTANBUL – Turkey is calling for collective international action to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The call comes as Turkey, already hosting the largest number of refugees globally, warns it cannot take any more. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressing a high-level United Nations meeting on
By RFE/RL’s Tajik Service September 13, 2021 DUSHANBE — Tajik authorities say they have accepted around 100 Afghan nationals from a group of more than 200 people, including many women and children, who crossed the border overnight to flee Afghanistan because of the Taliban’s takeover of the country. Multiple sources in the local government in Tajikistan’s
After undergoing the traumatic experience of leaving their home country, thousands of Afghans are relieved to be in the United States. Many are finding, however, that they have been granted temporary status, forbidding them to work or attend school. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes a look at how evacuees are coping with the lack of
By RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service September 10, 2021 NUR-SULTAN — Kazakhstan says it has evacuated a group of ethnic-Kazakh Afghan nationals from Kabul to the Central Asian nation as countries continue to try and move people out of the war-torn country following the Taliban’s seizure of power. The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said a military cargo plane landed late on
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2021 Protesters have returned to the streets in different parts of Afghanistan amid growing concern over the direction of the new government led by hard-line Taliban veterans after the militants outlawed protests “for the time being” and indicated women may be banned from participating in sports. Three weeks after
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 8, 2021 International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that all of the Afghan national athletes from last month’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are “outside the country,” as international concerns mount over hard-line Taliban rule in Afghanistan. “All athletes who participated at the Olympic and Paralympic Games at
Times of Israel: Following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last month, the country’s last remaining Jew, 62-year-old Zebulon Simantov, has fled the country, according to Tuesday reports. With the United States’ complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August leaving the country in the hands of the extremist group, Simantov crossed the border to