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Biden rejects Taliban takeover concerns

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As US troops continue to be withdrawn from Afganistan, US President Joe Biden has rejected claims that a Taliban takeover of the region is “inevitable”

Speaking from the White House, Biden defended his administration’s decision to have soldiers come home, following reports of deteriorating security in the war-torn nation.

The president confirmed that the US military operation will officially conclude on August 31, which is slightly before the initial proposed deadline of September 11.

The US will also begin evacuating Afghans who aided military and security operations as early as this month.

Biden says his country’s military commanders advised him that once the decision to end the war was made, “speed is safety” and the withdrawal had to be “swift”.

In April, Biden announced that he would cease operations in Afganistan and bring an end to America’s longest war

U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden takes the time to talk to more than a hundred airmen and soldiers after the United States Forces-Iraq ceremony in the Al Faw Palace at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2011. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifices and accomplishments of U.S. and Iraqi service members. Vice President Biden shook hands, took pictures and provided each service member a coin.

But some experts are concerned that the lack of support by the US will result in the Taliban gaining increased power.

Most significantly, many fear the terror group will overrun Kabul within months.

But, Biden says Afghans have the right to decide how they want their country to be run… and it’s time for the US to depart.

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Afghan women urge UN to block Taliban seat

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A group of Afghan women have urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the body

The women are calling for better representation for their country during a visit to the organisation’s New York headquarters.

Former Politician Fawzia Koofi says “the UN needs to give that seat to somebody who respects the rights of everyone in Afghanistan.”

She was joined by other former politicians and journalists.

Since seizing power in mid-August, Taliban leaders have vowed to respect women’s rights in accordance with sharia, or Islamic law. But that promise, doesn’t seem to have been kept.

Under Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, women could not work and girls were banned from school.

Women also had to cover their faces and be accompanied by a male relative when they left home.

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Biden: US would defend Taiwan against China

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The United States will defend Taiwan against China, President Joe Biden has revealed

Ten months into the Biden administration, it is abundantly clear that the United States will continue to strengthen ties with Taiwan and defend the island if it is ever attacked by China.

The US President stated on Friday that his country will defend Taiwan against China, as tensions continue to escalate.

More to come.

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Mass protests held in Sudan against possible military rule

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Supporters of Sudan’s transitional government have turned out in Khartoum as rival protesters continue a sit-in to demand a military government

Thousands were seen demonstrating on the streets in multiple cities of Sudan, some rallying in support of the government and others backing the military.

The transitional government has attracted controversy, currently being led by a Sovereign Council of military and civilian leaders.

The opposing sides addressed their supporters, urging them to refrain from violence.

The talks were followed by nearly 40 people being injured or with breathing difficulties after authorities tried to break up protests using “force, bullets, and tear gas”.

The protests were organised by the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition, who were behind the rallies that led to the overthrow of their president in 2019.

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