Advice reportedly seen in emails tells former employees who served British armed forces to “actively consider evacuating to a third country”. Former UK government aid programme manager calls situation “morally indefensible”.
Tashkent holds firmly to ‘No’ but Putin underlines difficulty of Afghanistan situation by saying intelligence indicates 2,000 Islamic State members may be present in north of country alone.
Russian media say group may be beyond Taliban’s control. Moscow says Russia stands ready to protect its ally from any incursion.
It meanwhile emerges that US is in talks on using Central Asian bases for over-the-horizon counter-terrorism operations in Taliban-controlled nation.
Dushanbe has irked the Taliban by offering a haven to its foes.
Global hydro capacity needs to double by 2050 if water-based power is to make a meaningful contribution in the race to net zero, IRENA director-general Francesco La Camera has warned
Neighbouring country to Afghanistan thought to be hosting resistance leaders who may be seeking to regroup.
With Afghanistan on brink of humanitarian and economic hell, it might be that only access to capital frozen abroad can stop the country becoming an incurable narco-state that is a hive of terrorism.
“The world has entered a new era,” says Iranian president. “Hegemony and unilateralism are failing. The international balance is moving toward multilateralism and redistribution of power to the benefit of independent countries.”
Behind the scenes with an American negotiator who helped forge a radical new level of US engagement in Central Asia after 9/11.
Islamic Republic applied to join as far back as 2008 but sanctions have hindered its path. Move to obtain membership may still meet additional obstacles.
Hundreds descend on Pakistani Embassy. Iranian foreign ministry says reports Islamabad bombed Panjshir Valley resistance forces are under investigation.
Intense fighting continues in the northern Afghanistan province of Panjshir, where rebel forces are resisting the Taliban takeover.
Most of the countries Eurasianet covers were involved in the airlift. Some even contributed troops during the 20-year war.
Emerging European economies were already facing heavy debt burdens before the pandemic. Now it’s worse. Several countries in Eurasia and Emerging Europe are struggling to pay off huge loans they took from China.
European officials aware that 2015 migrant crisis reshaped global politics quick to offer Afghanistan’s neighbours millions to at least temporarily host people who have fled the Taliban.
The UNHCR has estimated half a million could attempt to flee Taliban rule by year-end, but Central Asia, Iran and Turkey will prove far from welcoming.
Horrific scenes after suicide bombers detonate devices in crowds thronging entrance to airport.
Afghanistan will test China’s vision for itself.
US exit from Afghanistan is brewing up a Salafi storm in which Turkey’s Syria militants could play a role.