Biden Expected to Decide on Afghan Evacuation Deadline Within 24 Hours

Credit: Reuters

With thousands of desperate Afghans and foreigners massed at Kabul’s airport in the hope of fleeing Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers, U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to decide as soon as Tuesday on whether to extend an Aug. 31 deadline to airlift Americans and their allies to safety.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Kabul bureau, Rupam Jain, Caroline Copley, Michelle Nichols, Simon Lewis, Ju-min Park, Emma Farge, David Ljunggren and Idrees Ali; Writing by Lincoln Feast, Robert Birsel, Giles Elgood and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Grant McCool, Alison Williams and Peter Cooney