War in Afghanistan
The New Zealand Defence Force withdraws their troops from Afghanistan, ending New Zealand's involvement in the war.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that United Nations reports of civilian deaths in Afghanistan are "deeply, deeply troubling" as the Taliban gains vital border crossings and territory. The armed group has said that, if they return to power, they will treat civilians well and will not allow Afghanistan to be used as a base for international terrorism.
U.S. President Joe Biden announces that the United States will end its military mission in Afghanistan by August 31. Also, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that the Biden administration will evacuate Afghan interpreters from the country.