Shortly before Finland evacuated 413 Afghan and Finnish citizens from Kabul in late August, the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced that it would suspend deportations of asylum seekers to Afghanistan. While this came as relief to those who were facing imminent removal to one of the most dangerous places inContinue Reading

Svidande kritik mot Joe Biden efter Afghanistantalet

USA:s president Joe Biden höll sitt kanske viktigaste tal hittills då han bestämt försvarade tillbakadragandet från Afghanistan. Men han får kritik från flera läger, inte minst från oppositionen. Inte ens bland demokraterna finns någon vilja att rusa till Bidens försvar. ”I månader har Biden och hans administration lovat att tillbakadragandetContinue Reading

Finland’s operation to evacuate people from Afghanistan has not yet ended, according to the Foreign Ministry’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Pekka Kaihilahti, despite that the ministry announced the conclusion of air evacuations last week. The possibility of continuing evacuations by land through neighbouring countries has been discussed as one option,Continue Reading

Sveriges evakueringsarbete i Kabul är avslutat

Sverige har under fredagen avslutat evakueringsarbetet i Afghanistan. Totalt 1 100 människor har evakuerats av Utrikesdepartementet. Vid lunchtid på fredagen fanns ingen svensk personal kvar i landet. Under fredagen höll regeringen en pressträff om läget i Afghanistan. Utrikesminister Ann Linde (S) inledde med att fördöma torsdagens terrordåd. Gårdagens terrorattacker riktadeContinue Reading

Finland’s evacuation operation in Kabul has ended, with around 340 people flown out. Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) announced the conclusion of operations at a press conference on Thursday evening, shortly after suicide attacks at the airport had killed scores of people. Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) said that operationsContinue Reading

Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has called on Lithuania to respect its international human rights commitments in the current migration crisis, and Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has said in response that irregular migrants attempting to crossing into the country can hardly be considered refugees. “ItContinue Reading

Once the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s airfield in Kandahar on Friday, it didn’t take long for photos to appear on social media showing Taliban fighters posing with military helicopters such as U.S.-made Black Hawks and Soviet-made Mi-17s. After the group took over Mazar-i-Sharif airport this weekend, more photos followed,Continue Reading