U.S. Expands Afghan Refugee Program Eligibility
“The U.S. objective remains a peaceful, secure Afghanistan,” the department said in a statement.
The Biden Administration is expanding its efforts to evacuate some at-risk Afghan citizens from the country.
The State Department says it's widening the scope of who is eligible for refugee status in the U.S.
It will now include current and former employees of U.S. based news organizations, U.S. based aid and development agencies and other relief groups that got U.S. funding.
Current and former employees of the U.S. government are also covered under the new guidelines.
US launches airstrikes in Syria after drone kills US worker
The exchange threatens to upend recent efforts to deescalate tensions across the wider Middle East.
Saudi Arabia frees American imprisoned over critical tweets
The Florida man, who made comments criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was arrested in 2021 when he arrived in Saudi Arabia to visit family.
20 years after Iraq war, this former Army medic is still reeling
Sergio Alfaro kickstarted his dreams of working in medicine by being an Army medic, but what he experienced in Iraq changed his path forever.
US, Canada end loophole that let asylum-seekers cross border
Authorities from both sides have been eager to end the process that allowed immigrants to pursue asylum cases without using official crossings.
FAA calls on airlines to help prevent another travel meltdown
The FAA is changing some practices due to recent runway incursion events, and addressing possible effects of staffing shortages.
Why are some citizens protesting in France?
Hundreds of people were arrested in clashes amid some the biggest protests so far against the raising of France's retirement age.