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Afghanistan: the trap is closing

The last American troops left Kabul, the Afghan capital, on the night of August 30-31, 24 hours before the deadline announced by U.S. President Joe Biden in April. Twenty years after their defeat, the Taliban reconquered the country in a few days and entered Kabul on August 15. Since then, images of extreme panic have been broadcast around the world: on the airport tarmac, thousands of desperate Afghans are ready to do anything to board a plane and flee the country. On August 26, on the outskirts of the airport, a suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State, killed over 180 people.
The international community is trying to organize itself to welcome the many refugees who have managed to leave. Experts wonder about this American and, by extension, Western failure. All that for this!
It is especially the fate of women and children that raises the most fears: the Taliban may have assured that their rights will be respected, but the UN has the right to doubt it…

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Pedro X. Molina (Nicaragua)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Pedro X. Molina (Nicaragua)
  • L’Andalou (Algérie / Algeria)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - L’Andalou (Algérie / Algeria)
  • Côté (Canada), Le Soleil
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Côté (Canada), Le Soleil
    "Life is returning to normal in Kabul!"
  • Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium)
    "Chaos at Kabul airport"-"Départs - Démocratie - Droits des femmes - Droits de l'homme - éducation - élections - liberté - espoir - futur - Annulé"
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    "Au revoir et bonne chance"
  • Kal (Etats-Unis / USA)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Kal (Etats-Unis / USA)
    ""Essayant aussi d'échapper à l'Afghanistan" - "blâme"
  • Solís (Mexique / Mexico)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Solís (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Der Spiegel
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Der Spiegel
    "You'll be the minister for press freedom..." - "...you, for science and education..." - "..And I'll take the department of women's rights"
  • Stellina (Taïwan)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Stellina (Taïwan)
    "Salon de beauté"
  • Carrilho (Portugal), Diário de Notícias
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Carrilho (Portugal), Diário de Notícias
  • Jiho (France)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Jiho (France)
    "The Taliban are inclusive and green! - Plastic - glass - rocks"
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    Afghanistan: the trap is closing - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
    "La nuit tombe sur l'Afghanistan"
  • Pedro X. Molina (Nicaragua)
  • L’Andalou (Algérie / Algeria)
  • Côté (Canada), Le Soleil
  • Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium)
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)
  • Kal (Etats-Unis / USA)
  • Solís (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Der Spiegel
  • Stellina (Taïwan)
  • Carrilho (Portugal), Diário de Notícias
  • Jiho (France)
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands)