Joe Biden under pressure to keep America in Afghanistan beyond next week’s deadline

Joe Biden will come under pressure to keep the US in Afghanistan beyond the August 31 deadline to complete evacuations.

Boris Johnson will chair an online meeting of the G7 later today, with world leaders discussing the deteriorating situation since the fall of Kabul just ten days ago.

Tens of thousands of diplomats and Afghans who worked with western forces are desperate to get out of the country.

The UK Government has already admitted that not everyone will be airlifted out.

The meeting will also discuss whether to sanction or officially recognise the Taliban’s position as the government of Afghanistan. Doing so would allow the Islamist group access to the foreign aid relied upon by previous Afghan governments.

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