Blinken says around 1,500 Americans remain in Afghanistan

There are around 1,500 Americans who are still in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. Briefing reporters, Blinken said the U.S. has evacuated at least 4,500 U.S. citizens and probably more since Aug. 14. President Joe Biden on Tuesday declared he was sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing an airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Blinken says around 1,500 Americans remain in Afghanistan
There are around 1,500 Americans who are still in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. Briefing reporters, Blinken said the U.S. has evacuated at least 4,500 U.S. citizens and probably more since Aug. 14. President Joe Biden on Tuesday declared he was sticking to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing an airlift of Americans, endangered Afghans and others seeking to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.