Offbeat Afghanistan. The International Cycling Union participated in the rescue of 165 Afghans
Many Afghans seek a way out as U.S. troops leave and the Taliban advances
The U.S. has extended refugee eligibility to more Afghans facing the danger of reprisal attacks for working with the U.S. during the 20-year war.The radical Islamist group controlled about two-thirds of the country as of Wednesday — including a number of provincial capitals seized in recent days — and it appeared that at some point its fighters would go for control of the national capital, Kabul.
The International Cycling Union has announced that it has contributed to the evacuation of 165 from Afghanistan, including several female cyclists.
The dramatic situation in Afghanistan sincehas pushed the international cycling Union (UCI) to intervene to evacuate several nationals, 165 precisely. Among them cyclists, including women, but also journalists, artists or human rights activists, all in danger.
In an, its President David Lappartain said that he "is very important for the UCI to get involved with members of the family of cycling who suffer because of the situation. Afghanistan. I am pleased that our efforts in this direction bring an opportunity to these people concerned, under decent conditions.
More than 100 Afghans from music school flown out of country
BEIRUT (AP) — More than 100 students, alumni and faculty members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music have been flown out of Kabul on their way to Portugal, where the government has agreed to grant them asylum, the institute's director said Monday. They were on board a flight carrying 235 people out of Kabul’s international airport to Qatar on Sunday. It was the largest airlift of Afghan nationals since Taliban fighters seized Afghanistan in mid-August, two weeks before the U.S. and NATO withdrew their forces from the country after a 20-year military presence.
soon installed in various countries This extensive operation was conducted in collaboration with Sylvan Adams, the owner of the team Israel Start-up Nationala, but also with the Asian Cycling Federation and FIFA. Several states whose France have brought their stone to the building.
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It's Monday, welcome to Overnight Defense & National Security, your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's unexpected death was greeted by an outpouring of grief from across the political spectrum, as Democrats and Republicans alike lauded the four-star general as a giant of public service and an African- American hero.We'll share the reactions from across the nation and globe, how the White House has responded, and Powell's long and distinguished legacy.For The Hill, I'm Ellen Mitchell.