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Afghan president says he fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed
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Afghan president says he fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed

Aug 19th 2021, 6:57 AM 20,884 Views 38 Comments

Ashraf Ghani, who is in the UAE, has denied stealing state funds.

EU commissioner says member states must take in Afghans under 'immediate threat'
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EU commissioner says member states must take in Afghans under 'immediate threat'

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 8:18 PM 22,080 Views 45 Comments

The EU, US and 18 other countries have issued a joint statement calling for women’s safety.

Three people killed as Taliban break up protest
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Three people killed as Taliban break up protest

Aug 18th 2021, 3:45 PM 28,486 Views 28 Comments
  • The Taliban violently broke up a protest in eastern Afghanistan today.
  • At least 17 people were injured during a stampede at Kabual airport.
  • Militants have met former leaders from the toppled US-backed government.
Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’
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Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,188 Views 20 Comments

The UK Prime Minister denied the government was unprepared for the Taliban takeover.

Human remains found in wheel well of US military plane following Kabul airport chaos
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Human remains found in wheel well of US military plane following Kabul airport chaos

Aug 18th 2021, 11:02 AM 29,107 Views 22 Comments

The plane was surrounded by hundreds of civilians as it took off from Kabul’s airport.

33 Irish citizens waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan
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33 Irish citizens waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 18th 2021, 10:03 AM 17,048 Views 42 Comments

The Irish citizens will likely be transported home on a flight organised by a foreign military.

Taliban allowing ‘safe passage’ from Kabul in US air evacuation
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Taliban allowing ‘safe passage’ from Kabul in US air evacuation

Aug 18th 2021, 7:02 AM 24,791 Views 35 Comments

Pentagon officials say they are in regular contact with Taliban leaders as evacuations continue.

Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan
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Debunked: No, images of refugees do not show there were 'just men' on planes leaving Afghanistan

Aug 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 69,518 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from Turkey in 2018 as a flight leaving Afghanistan in recent days.

'We fear what is coming': Women in Kabul speak out as Taliban takes back control
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'We fear what is coming': Women in Kabul speak out as Taliban takes back control

Aug 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,053 Views 33 Comments
  • Women living in Kabul tell The Journal "everyone is living in fear" since the Taliban regained control
  • Females in particular are afraid to leave their homes, Órla Ryan and Laura Byrne write
  • "We simply do not know what they have in store for us. All we can do now is wait," Mahbouba Seraj says
Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan
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Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,230 Views 210 Comments

Human rights groups have today called on Ireland to resettle at least 1,000 Afghan refugees.

Taliban news conference hears promise of women's rights 'within the framework of Sharia'
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Taliban news conference hears promise of women's rights 'within the framework of Sharia'

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 6:45 PM 85,755 Views 109 Comments

NATO ambassadors are convening for an emergency meeting today.

Photo shows more than 600 Afghans on US military flight hours after Kabul fell to Taliban
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Photo shows more than 600 Afghans on US military flight hours after Kabul fell to Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 1:49 PM 42,318 Views 55 Comments

The image shows a number of children on board the flight.

Joe Biden's defiance over Afghanistan tests global alliances
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Joe Biden's defiance over Afghanistan tests global alliances

Aug 17th 2021, 1:43 PM 23,142 Views 16 Comments

The downbeat mood in parts of the the West was contrasted by a more pragmatic approach from some other powers.

Irish woman in Kabul 'confident' she will be able to leave city within next two days
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Irish woman in Kabul 'confident' she will be able to leave city within next two days

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 11:22 AM 81,957 Views 41 Comments

Aoife MacManus, who has been in Kabul for two years working in the primary education sector, said the last 36 hours have been “very hectic”.

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
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Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,544 Views 36 Comments

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.

Biden says he stands 'squarely behind decision' to withdraw from Afghanistan
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Biden says he stands 'squarely behind decision' to withdraw from Afghanistan

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 9:24 PM 62,456 Views 89 Comments

International reaction to the Taliban’s swift takeover has been coming in throughout today.

Seven dead at Kabul Airport as videos appear to show people clinging to plane during takeoff
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Seven dead at Kabul Airport as videos appear to show people clinging to plane during takeoff

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 6:15 PM 169,003 Views 182 Comments
  • The US military had earlier secured a perimeter around the airport as Kabul fell to the Talban.
  • Commercial flights were also cancelled from Kabul.
  • The UN said the Security Council would meet over Afghanistan later today.
'They'll make it a living hell for women': Afghans in Ireland urge government to help their families
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'They'll make it a living hell for women': Afghans in Ireland urge government to help their families

Aug 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 25,804 Views 50 Comments

There are already indications that the Taliban will enforce strict regulations, particularly on women.

Timeline: 20 years after invading Afghanistan, the US faces its 'not Saigon' moment
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Timeline: 20 years after invading Afghanistan, the US faces its 'not Saigon' moment

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 5:02 PM 31,512 Views 39 Comments
  • Almost 20 years since the US entered Afghanistan, the troop pull-out has seen the Taliban return swiftly across the country.
  • President Joe Biden's urging of Afghans to "fight for themselves" has proven a fruitless plea.
  • How did we get here that, despite trillions of dollars, the situation appears back to square one?
The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
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The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,910 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'
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Tom Clonan: 'Scenes of desperation at Kabul Airport speak to the barbarity of the Taliban'

Aug 16th 2021, 1:21 PM 50,015 Views 35 Comments

The events of the next 48 – 72 hours in Afghanistan are being shaped in a highly fluid and febrile environment, security expert Tom Clonan writes.

Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul
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Afghanistan's president vows to prevent more bloodshed as Taliban nears Kabul

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,400 Views 68 Comments

It comes as the Taliban close in on Kabul after seizing a series of provincial capitals in its advance across the country.

Taliban near gates of Kabul as US prepares to fly out thousands of officials
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Taliban near gates of Kabul as US prepares to fly out thousands of officials

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 10:50 PM 49,748 Views 76 Comments
  • The Taliban have taken four more provincial capitals in sweep across Afghan south.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is 'gravely concerned' about the situation.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has convened crisis talks on Afghanistan today.
Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan
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Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan

Aug 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 16,875 Views 29 Comments

The Taliban have taken four more provincial capitals in sweep across Afghan south.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity
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Tom Clonan: The Taliban's impending victory in Afghanistan is bad news for humanity

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 70,655 Views 98 Comments

The security analyst says the Taliban brings its violent misogyny with it, meaning women and girls will suffer most.

Taliban claim to capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city
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Taliban claim to capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 11:00 PM 41,122 Views 84 Comments

The UK government is also sending troops to Afghanistan to help its embassy staff leave the country.

Afghan leader flies into besieged northern city as Taliban extend gains
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Afghan leader flies into besieged northern city as Taliban extend gains

Aug 11th 2021, 3:01 PM 19,677 Views 20 Comments
  • Taliban Forces have captured nine cities since last Friday.
  • Afghan Forces tasked with defending the city of Kunduz surrendered en masse in the last 24 hours.
  • President Joe Biden has refused to alter his 31 August pull out of US troops.
UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
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UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,509 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

Much of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz city controlled by Taliban, official says
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Much of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz city controlled by Taliban, official says

Aug 8th 2021, 12:14 PM 11,024 Views 32 Comments

Kunduz is a strategic crossroads with good access to much of northern Afghanistan as well as the capital, Kabul.

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately
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Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately

Aug 6th 2021, 10:43 PM 31,318 Views 30 Comments

“You should note an overall increased threat to Western interests in Kabul,” the UK government’s website states.

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
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Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:41 AM 14,981 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
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Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Jul 16th 2021, 2:02 PM 18,541 Views 21 Comments

Danish Siddiqui had been covering conflict in the country.

Afghan delegation and Taliban to meet for peace talks in Qatar
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Afghan delegation and Taliban to meet for peace talks in Qatar

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 6,978 Views 7 Comments

Two officials said the two side are due to meet in Doha, possibly on Friday.

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
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Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,885 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August
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US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August

Jul 2nd 2021, 9:10 PM 9,740 Views 11 Comments

The Biden administration said it would continue to provide security systems and humanitarian assistance in the months ahead.

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
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Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:25 PM 23,685 Views 56 Comments

Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.

Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
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Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list

Jun 4th 2021, 11:01 PM 15,918 Views 24 Comments

The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.

Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts
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Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts

May 9th 2021, 1:27 PM 11,108 Views 17 Comments

More than 50 people, mostly female students, were killed in yesterday’s attack.

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
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Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September

Apr 13th 2021, 6:08 PM 13,134 Views 22 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.