August 31, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The U.S. military has announced the completion of the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, marking an end to the conflict described as America’s longest war.
2.U.S. troops have completed their mission in Afghanistan. They spent nearly 20 years in the country, their longest-ever war. The last American planes flew out on Monday, one day before the deadline for the withdrawal.
3. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu praised the United States’ efforts in Afghanistan and said it is of utmost importance to evacuate those who want to leave the country.