Tommy Tuberville and Other GOP Senators Want Answers from Joe Biden on Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal
U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Senators Rick Scott (R - FL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and John Hoeven (R-ND) to introduce legislation to establish a bipartisan, bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to demand answers from the Biden administration to questions surrounding the deadly withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in 2021.
Positive News: Freedom Alliance Gives Tennessee Veteran an 'All Terrain' Wheelchair Which Gives Him More Mobility
A disabled Tennessee Veteran that lost his legs while serving in Afghanistan in 2012 was given an all-terrain electric wheelchair by the nonprofit group Freedom Alliance. Now he can do more things with his family.
Gunmen Shoot Former '''Heroic" Female Afghan Lawmaker to death who was an advocate for female rights
Tragic news out of Kabul- former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada and one of her bodyguards lost their lives in a night-time attack at her home. This is yet Taliban forces overthrew another cruel reminder that violence continues to run rampant in Afghanistan even after the US-backed regime last August 2021. Our thoughts are with Ms.Nabizada's family during this difficult time as they mourn an unexpected loss far too soon.
First Up on the Republican House’s Agenda – An Investigation into the Afghanistan Withdrawal.
President BidenPhoto by(Public Use) Axios is reported that Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, is requesting documentation and declassification of materials from several agencies involved. One of the questions the House Republicans are interested in answering is whether or not the Biden Administration illegally obstructed the official watchdog overseeing Afghanistan reconstruction.
Pro-life pregnancy center helps reunite Afghan refugees with their young son
Last week, Afghan refugees Benafsha and her husband Mustafa were reunited with their 22-month-old son Jasoor after more than a year of separation. The reunion was able to take place because of the efforts of a pro-life pregnancy resource center.
Meet the 'one kidney village' where residents have only one kidney
After the Taliban took over the once beautiful country of Afghanistan, its economy was demolished, and almost 500,000 Afghans lost their jobs. 49.9% of the Afghan population lived in poverty which has forced people to sell organs to pay debts, buy food, and, in some cases, prevent selling their children.
How does the Taliban earn money?
It has been more than a year since the militant group named Taliban regained its full control in Afghanistan. The democratically elected Afghan government, supported by the USA was overthrown and all the American soldiers were forced to go back home. To be precise, it was on 15th August 2021 when the entire area of Afghanistan was fully under the control of the Taliban again.
A Demonstration Was Held In Utah To Support Afghanistan
The Utah State Capitol(Image is author's) Demonstrations of various types are regularly held on the steps and grounds of the Utah State Capitol Building situated at the top of State Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. People gather to demonstrate and express their views on various matters of public interest.
Opinion: My Afghan Students Didn't Trust the Taliban So Why Did Our Top Negotiator Cut a Deal with Them?
(Jan Chipchase/Creative Commons) This is a longer version of my piece that first appeared in The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Much thanks to the paper for running it. When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the U.S. media turned its gaze to the latest episode in the reality show otherwise known as The Forever Wars. Despite the fact that U.S. involvement in Ukraine has thus far followed the same trajectory as its intervention in Afghanistan, no one in the mainstream press appears to doubt America’s intentions or its ability to defend democracy there. Meanwhile the Taliban — a regime the United States effectively handed the country over to last August — continues to impose increasingly repressive measures on its citizens.
Local Initiative Provides Necessities for Afghan Refugee Families
Families in central Austin are banding together to offer continued financial aid and emotional support for Afghani refugee families who fled their war-torn nation last summer. One co-creator of the GoFundMe account recently introduced the initiative via local social media forms:
World Bank Suspends Projects Worth $600 Million in Afghanistan after Girls' School Ban
The World Bank has suspended four projects totaling $600 million in Afghanistan, the BBC reported on Wednesday, due to the Taliban's ban on girls returning to secondary schools. The projects were focused on improving education, health, and agriculture.
While the World Watches Ukraine, the Taliban Turns Back the Clock
View of the old city of Kabul, AfghanistanOxam Hertog on Wikimedia Commons. While the Taliban government initially promised a general amnesty for Afghan's linked to the former government and international forces, as well as tolerance and inclusiveness towards ethnic minorities and women, it was not long before they began cracking down on the rights of their citizens to bring them in line with their interpretation of Sharia law. Human rights groups quickly compared these new rules a "chilling echo of the draconian strictures that were placed on women's activities during the first Taliban era".
Afghanistan's Taliban Orders Government Employees to Wear a Beard at Work
According to the three sources, who told Reuters, Afghanistan's Taliban has ordered all government officials to grow beards and follow a dress code or face being dismissed, the latest of numerous new restrictions imposed by the hardline Islamist rule.
Journalists Kidnaped by the Taliban Have Been Released
Ex-BBC correspondent Andrew North and other Afghan reporters have been released after being detained by the TalibanExpress. On the 11th of February at around 7 AM, the Acting President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has posted a tweet in which he mentioned that nine citizens of the western countries have been kidnapped. One of which is actually a well-known journalist, Andrew North who was a correspondent for the BBC.