American authorities had been alerted that Afghanistan's air force did not have the capabilities to survive after a U.S. withdrawal.
The U.S. Department of State temporarily halted resettlement efforts from other parts of the world through January 11 in order to focus on relocating Afghans following their emergency evacuations as the U.S. military withdrew from the country the Taliban overran in August.
After weeks of trying to flee Afghanistan, 101 musicians, students and teachers with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and Zohra Orchestra finally landed in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
Veterans of the Soviet Union's decade-long war in Afghanistan see parallels — and stark contrasts — with the U.S. experience and exit after two decades there.
Travelers have spent seven days waiting to depart from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. At least 19 U.S. citizens and two green card holders are said to be among the group of about 600.
Scenes of violence in Afghanistan triggered painful memories for Hossein Mahrammi and his family. He says starting a new life in the U.S. wasn't easy but they've embraced the culture and customs here.
The San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, Calif., says officials believe some of the district's students have been able to leave since the U.S. evacuation ended Tuesday.
"Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time," the U.S. Embassy said
Kabul Small Animal Rescue's American director is raising money to airlift more than 200 dogs and cats, the group's staff and their families before foreign troops leave at the end of the month.