Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who led the U.K. into Afghanistan, said the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country poses a threat to the security of Western nations, and resulted in a loss for the Afghan people, as the Taliban reclaimed power.
Footage shows residents of Les Cayes fighting for food from an aid truck, nearly a week after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated the region, destroying infrastructure and killing more than 2,000 people.
President Biden outlined rescue efforts for Afghanistan nationals and Americans after the Taliban took control of the region. Mr. Biden defended the U.S. decision to withdraw from Afghanistan despite the chaos unfolding in the country.
The World Health Organization's Africa director said the introduction of booster shots in some wealthy nations threatened vaccination efforts on the continent, where only 2 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Maj. Gen. William Taylor said on Thursday that over 5,000 troops were on the ground at Kabul's airport to maintain order and that approximately 7,000 people have been evacuated on flights since Aug. 14.
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