1. U.S. Republicans have strongly criticized President Joe Biden’s response to the situation in Afghanistan after the bomb attack on Thursday near the Kabul airport.
2. NHK has learned that Japan had to give up on taking Japanese and Afghan evacuees to Kabul’s international airport on Thursday due to the deadly bombings.
3. Nearly 400 Afghan evacuees have arrived in South Korea, as part of the country’s efforts to evacuate Afghan people who worked at South Korean embassy and other facilities in the war-torn nation, along with their family members.