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Daily Archives: September 5, 2021

Taliban Stop Planes of Evacuees from Leaving but Unclear Why

At least four planes chartered to evacuate several hundred people seeking to escape the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan have been unable to leave the country for days, officials said Sunday, with conflicting accounts emerging about why the flights we…

In South Asia, Rising Ocean Pushes Out Those Living at the Shore

In the vast Sunderbans delta that spans eastern India and Bangladesh, coastal erosion due to rising sea levels has been slowly carving away chunks of its low-lying islands, forcing thousands of people to relocate, according to climate experts.“When we …

Taliban Pledge Safety for Humanitarian Workers, UN Says

The United Nations humanitarian chief met Sunday with leaders of the Taliban, who pledged to guarantee the safety of humanitarian workers and aid access in Afghanistan, a U.N. spokesman said. Martin Griffiths was in the Afghan capital on Sunday and i…