Afghanistan crisis: Day after the fall, fearful, desperate Afghans swarm Kabul airport in bid to flee Taliban rule

NOTHING ILLUSTRATED more powerfully Kabul’s rapid descent to chaos than the chilling scenes from the Hamid Karzai International Airport that played out on screens across the world Monday. They showed crowds surging to the tarmac in a desperate bid to flee with gunfire echoing in the background, many of them scrambling up a ladder to … Read more

Desperate locals flock to Kabul airport to flee Afghanistan as Taliban take over capital

Hundreds of desperate Afghans have surged onto the tarmac of Kabul airport in an attempt to leave the country as the Taliban took control over Kabul on Sunday. Crowds packed the international airport in Kabul in a chaotic scene after Taliban insurgents entered the Afghan capital and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, saying he … Read more