LGBTQ community in Afghanistan fears persecution

LGBTQ community in Afghanistan fears persecution

LGBTQ people in Afghanistan live in fear, worried they will be persecuted and killed by the Taliban. Kimahli Powell, executive director of Rainbow Railroad, talks with CBSN’s Tanya Rivero about the crisis and what his organization is doing to help.…

Toxic gas fear as Spanish volcano lava reaches ocean - BBC News

Toxic gas fear as Spanish volcano lava reaches ocean – BBC News

Red-hot lava from a volcano erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma has reached the sea, sending out vast clouds of steam, and it’s feared, toxic gases.   Many homes and crops have been destroyed and thousands of people forced…

La Palma volcano engulfs village minutes after residents flee their homes - BBC News

La Palma volcano engulfs village minutes after residents flee their homes – BBC News

People on the Canary Island of La Palma have fled their homes minutes before lava from the erupting a volcano engulfed their village. Thousands of people have been forced to flee and hundreds of homes have been left since the…

Rabbi discusses parallels between Afghanistan situation and pre-Holocaust Europe

Rabbi discusses parallels between Afghanistan situation and pre-Holocaust Europe

A recent opinion piece in USA Today explores one Jewish organization’s efforts to get its staff and their families out of the country and paints a vivid picture of the painful parallels between the Afghanistan and the lead-up to the…

First civilian flight departs Afghanistan following U.S. withdrawal

First civilian flight departs Afghanistan following U.S. withdrawal

The first passenger flight carrying international citizens departed from Kabul, Afghanistan, following the withdrawal of U.S. forces. CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and “Face the Nation” moderator Margret Brennan joins “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano with more on…

"Tens of thousands" of Afghans still trying to flee country, human rights group says

“Tens of thousands” of Afghans still trying to flee country, human rights group says

Government officials in Doha, Qatar, said they’ve been working closely with the Taliban to reopen the airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul in the next few days. That could mean a resumption of humanitarian flights for Afghan civilians holding…

Caldor Fire expands overnight as crews scramble to protect South Lake Tahoe

Caldor Fire expands overnight as crews scramble to protect South Lake Tahoe

California’s massive Caldor wildfire, burning near South Lake Tahoe, is gaining ground on the popular resort community. Currently, it’s burning an area larger than New York City and is only 23% contained. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans has an update…

Hurricane Ida exposes vulnerability of America's energy infrastructure

Hurricane Ida exposes vulnerability of America’s energy infrastructure

Louisiana’s leevees largely withstood Hurricane Ida, but millions were left without power after critical energy infrastructure suffered catastrophic damage. Axios’ climate and energy reporter Andrew Freedman joins “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano with more on why experts say the…

Biden defends Afghanistan evacuation mission amid criticism

Biden defends Afghanistan evacuation mission amid criticism

President Biden defended evacuation efforts in Afghanistan after the last U.S. service member left Kabul, ending 20 years of war. Critics on both sides of the aisle have said the administration mishandled the troop withdrawal, but the commander in chief…

Taliban celebrate “moment of victory” after last foreign forces leave Afghanistan - BBC News

Taliban celebrate “moment of victory” after last foreign forces leave Afghanistan – BBC News

The Taliban have been making the most of their first day in full control of Afghanistan – an “enjoyable moment of victory” according to their leaders. Taliban fighters have been keen to show off some of the equipment and weapons…