Jake Sullivan, national security adviser for President Biden, said the Taliban agreed to moved its checkpoints farther from Kabul's airport to reduce crowding and allow more room for evacuations after talks with the U.S.
Following the Food and Drug Administration's final approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, Pentagon officials said they were working on a timeline for requiring vaccinations for all active-duty service members.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York released a prerecorded statement on his final day in office, two weeks after he resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct, and a report from the state attorney general.
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.
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