/ 24 August 2021

World leaders discuss Afghanistan

Tonight there’ll be an emergency meeting of G7 leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis. UK PM Boris Johnson is expected to urge his counterparts from the US, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada to consider new sanctions on the Taliban if it commits human rights abuses. US President Joe Biden might have tried to dodge Johnson’s phone calls, but America’s looming 31 August deadline for withdrawing all its troops from the country is a hot topic. Biden has indicated he’s considering an extension, but the Taliban says it wants foreigners out by the end of the month.

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