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Politics Aug 17WATCH: White House says Taliban has agreed to allow civilian ‘safe passage’
Jake Sullivan acknowledged reports that some civilians were encountering resistance — “being turned away or pushed back or even beaten” — as they tried to reach the Kabul international airport.
World Aug 17WATCH: U.S. military airlift from Kabul to accelerate, per Defense Department officials
The U.S. military is coordinating with the Taliban while accelerating the airlift of Americans and Afghan allies from the Kabul airport, and also bringing in additional U.S. troops in a scramble to complete the evacuation in two weeks, Pentagon officials…
World Aug 13WATCH: U.S. rushes in troops to speed up evacuations in Afghanistan
Three thousand fresh U.S. troops were rushing to Kabul to speed evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, as the Taliban pressed a lightning offensive that has captured much of the country.
World Aug 12U.S. sends 3,000 troops to Kabul to evacuate some embassy staff
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday the Army and Marine forces will enter Afghanistan within the next two days to assist at the Kabul airport with the partial embassy evacuation.
Politics Aug 04Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate
Committee action on their repeal comes during a larger debate about reclaiming more congressional authority on military action from the executive branch.
World Jul 30‘Welcome home’: Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US
More than 200 people have arrived in the United States on the first evacuation flight for Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan.
Politics Jun 23AP-NORC poll says many Democrats want more U.S. support for Palestinians
A new poll on U.S. attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the country to do more to support the Palestinians.
World May 17Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu
The White House says President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, the eighth day of Israeli-Palestinian airstrikes and rocket attacks.
Politics May 12WATCH: John Kerry says U.S. is weighing sanctions on China solar over forced labor
The Biden administration is considering sanctions over China’s alleged use of forced labor in production of solar panels and other components in renewable energy, climate envoy John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday.
Politics Apr 23WATCH: Biden makes case for climate-friendly economic policies at leaders summit
Friday's second and final day of the summit also focused on what Biden says is the need for massive investment for cleaner energy — and what he says is the economic payoff.