Commercial planes to help US evacuation from Afghanistan Aug. 23, 2021

from World Business Report· ·

The US has ordered 18 commercial jets to move people from third countries after they have left Kabul. Six airlines are providing the planes including United Airlines and American Airlines. The BBC's Washington correspondent Barbara Plett-Usher explains how they will be used in the evacuation effort. This week US Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Singapore. There's been renewed engagement with the Padific region since President Biden came to power, so how significant will this visit be? We speak to Bhagyashree Garekar, foreign editor for the Straits Times, who is based in Singapore. And one of the film industry's biggest …



The US has ordered 18 commercial jets to move people from third countries after they have left Kabul. Six airlines are providing the planes including United Airlines and American Airlines. The BBC's Washington correspondent Barbara Plett-Usher explains how they will be used in the evacuation effort. This week US Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Singapore. There's been renewed engagement with the Padific region since President Biden came to power, so how significant will this visit be? We speak to Bhagyashree Garekar, foreign editor for the Straits Times, who is based in Singapore. And one of the film industry's biggest events, Cinema Con, takes place this week in Las Vegas, giving delegates the chance to discuss how the sector has fared during the pandemic. Tom Nunan, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television in Los Angeles, shares his views on the current state of the international film market.