Chaos at Kabul airport as Afghans try to flee Aug. 16, 2021

from World Business Report· ·

Afghanistan is now effectively controlled by the Taliban, 20 years after they were ousted. We get the latest picture from the BBC's South Asia editor, Anbarasan Ethirajan. And Dr Waheed Arian is an Afghan doctor working in the UK, who also founded the charity Arian Teleheal, which connects doctors in developing countries with counterparts elsewhere in the world. He tells us what he is hearing from friends and family in Afghanistan about how the situation is evolving. Also in the programme, extra countries have been added to the service expected to be provided by the new 2Africa undersea internet cable …



Afghanistan is now effectively controlled by the Taliban, 20 years after they were ousted. We get the latest picture from the BBC's South Asia editor, Anbarasan Ethirajan. And Dr Waheed Arian is an Afghan doctor working in the UK, who also founded the charity Arian Teleheal, which connects doctors in developing countries with counterparts elsewhere in the world. He tells us what he is hearing from friends and family in Afghanistan about how the situation is evolving. Also in the programme, extra countries have been added to the service expected to be provided by the new 2Africa undersea internet cable being laid between Europe and two dozen African nations. The BBC's Zoe Kleinman explains why the new cable is needed. Plus, our regular workplace commentator Peter Morgan examines the lessons learned from an experiment in Iceland to offer thousands of workers shorter hours, without any reduction in pay.