Desperate parents sell their babies as food poverty spirals in Afghanistan

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan where an extra nine million people have been plunged into severe food poverty since the Taliban seized power. New parents said they have sold their babies just to get enough money to feed their other children. Just two months on from the takeover, living conditions in Afghanistan have deteriorated so rapidly that it

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Afghanistan: British Afghan fears his family will be executed by Taliban after being left behind in Kabul

Twenty years ago after being tortured, Najib Afzali fled the Taliban from Afghanistan and settled in the UK. Today, in Kabul, his brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces are stuck, stranded, facing death. Speaking to Sky News at his tailors in Altrincham, Mr Afzali shared the despair his family who worked with the Afghan government and British and US troops are

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Afghanistan falls: Suicide bomb blasts kill at least 13 at Kabul airport

Two suicide bombers and gunmen have attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport. transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 13 people were killed and 15 wounded, Russian officials said. Several Marines were killed and a number of other American military were

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Afghanistan: Tony Blair says US and UK troops should have stayed put ‘to see it through’ as withdrawal could lead to UK ‘security threat’

US and UK troops should have stayed in Afghanistan “to see it through”, Tony Blair has said, as he warned the decision to withdraw personnel could lead to a “security threat” at home. The former Labour prime minister said while he has “enormous respect” for US President Joe Biden, the number of individuals deployed in the country “had been reduced

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Afghanistan: No child will be taken out of Kabul on their own, defence secretary says, following reports of women throwing babies over razor wire

No child will be taken out of Afghanistan on their own, the defence secretary has said, following eyewitness reports of desperate women throwing babies over razor wire at a compound and asking British soldiers to take them. Ben Wallace told Kay Burley that when evacuating refugees from Kabul, the UK government “cannot just take a minor on their own” and

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Fall of Afghanistan: Taliban attack protesters who dared to take down their flag

Taliban militants attacked protesters Wednesday in Afghanistan who dared to take down their banner and replace it with the country’s flag, killing at least one person and fuelling fears about how the insurgents would govern this fractious nation. While the Taliban have insisted they will respect human rights, unlike during their previously draconian rule, the attack in Jalalabad came as

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Cheney says Afghanistan chaos will lead to a national security crisis

Liz Cheney says the Afghanistan chaos will lead to a national security crisis because ISIS and Al Qaeda ‘now have an entire country the Taliban controls’ Rep. Liz Cheney called the situation in Afghanistan ‘catastrophic’ during an appearance Monday on CBS This Morning  Cheney said Afghanistan could breed the same terrorist threat the country presented 20 years ago when it

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