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Number of Afghans Seeking to Leave Their Country Rises

The number of Afghans who want to flee their country, citing worsening economic and security conditions, has soared, despite pleas by their leaders to stay and rebuild their nation.   Afghan officials say the number of applications for new passports has increased dramatically in recent months, and they are ill-equipped to deal with the pressure.   Residents in Kabul witness hundreds of men and women arriving early each morning to line up outside the city’s only passport...

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