Mark Frerichs, a Navy veteran and suburban Lombard native who had spent more than a decade in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, was abducted in January 2020 and was believed to have been held since then by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.
Britain’s new king prepared to meet with the prime minister Friday and address a nation mourning Queen Elizabeth II, the only British monarch most of the world had known and a force of stability in a volatile age.
Sanctions have forced Boeing and Airbus to stop providing aircraft parts and services to Russian airlines. Russian airlines will be able to cannibalize parts from their planes for a while, but the lack of spare parts is likely to have “a significant impact” in six to 12 months.
The video was posted Friday by The New Yorker, which says it obtained it from an unidentified individual in Afghanistan. Frerichs appears by himself in the video, sitting upright before a dark curtain and wearing what appears to be traditional Afghan clothing.
The first in a multi-part reflection upon the last 20 years of American foreign policy, as told by a man who wasn't there.
The blasts came hours after Western officials warned of a major attack, urging people to leave the airport. But that advice went largely unheeded by Afghans desperate to escape the country.
No comment. No politics. Just names.