UK evacuation from Kabul to end in ‘a matter of hours’ | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The UK has stopped taking people into Kabul airport to remove them from Afghanistan, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace has said, and the evacuation process will end in “a matter of hours”. Accepting that there would be Afghan translators or others who worked with UK forces who would not get out, Wallace said these … Read more

‘Psychological violence’: Alexei Navalny says he is forced to watch eight hours of state TV a day | Alexei Navalny

[ad_1] Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has given his first interview from prison, comparing it to a Chinese labor camp and saying he is forced to watch eight hours of state television a day. Navalny, who built his political career on exposing corruption in Russia, is being held in a maximum security prison colony in … Read more

UK evacuation from Kabul to end within ‘24 to 36 hours’, defence sources say | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Britain’s evacuation from Kabul is expected to end within “24 to 36 hours”, potentially abandoning thousands of Afghans, defence sources said as the increasingly bullish Taliban moved to prevent them travelling to the airport to flee. The US president, Joe Biden, rejected pleas from the UK for the humanitarian airlift to continue beyond 31 … Read more