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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Yesterday’s News

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan

12 hours ago 8,875 Views 0 Comments

A total of 106 Irish citizens and a number of residents have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Thursday 21 October, 2021

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Oct 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 14,473 Views 7 Comments

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

# afghanistan - Saturday 16 October, 2021

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
# Kandahar
# Kandahar

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people

Oct 16th 2021, 7:55 AM 11,339 Views 14 Comments

The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue

Oct 13th 2021, 2:25 PM 17,319 Views 15 Comments

The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.

# afghanistan - Monday 11 October, 2021

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support

Oct 11th 2021, 10:09 PM 13,533 Views 19 Comments

Afghanistan’s new rulers are seeking assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster.

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
# Talks
# Talks

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 11,986 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

# afghanistan - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,547 Views 17 Comments

The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.

# afghanistan - Friday 8 October, 2021

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 8:37 PM 18,670 Views 5 Comments

Scores more victims from the minority community were wounded in the blast.

# afghanistan - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Doha
# Doha

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,839 Views 15 Comments

The 15 citizens and 10 dependents travelled from Kabul to Doha on a specially organised flight with the support of Qatar.

# afghanistan - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn
# Taliban
# Taliban

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn

Oct 2nd 2021, 4:55 PM 12,132 Views 11 Comments

The effects of drought, soaring food prices and job losses have been compounded by international aid and financing all but grinding to a halt.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 4:49 PM 10,679 Views 41 Comments

More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State so far this year.

# afghanistan - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'

Sep 25th 2021, 6:44 PM 40,797 Views 23 Comments

Graphic images showed bloody bodies on the back of a pick-up truck while a crane hoisted one man up.

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

Sep 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,124 Views 36 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

# afghanistan - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return
# Taliban
# Taliban

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:32 PM 60,574 Views 63 Comments

Since the Taliban seized control Afghans have been watching to see whether they will recreate their harsh rule of the late 1990s.

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
# TGIP
# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 16,380 Views 31 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

# afghanistan - Monday 20 September, 2021

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families

Sep 20th 2021, 7:49 AM 9,376 Views 3 Comments

The flight was “arranged through diplomatic channels,” according to Minister Coveney.

# afghanistan - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,745 Views 1 Comment

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 September, 2021

‘Sorry is not enough’, says survivor of US drone strike killings
# Kabul
# Kabul

‘Sorry is not enough’, says survivor of US drone strike killings

Sep 18th 2021, 7:21 PM 15,978 Views 22 Comments

Ten members of one family, including seven children, were killed in error by the US hellfire missile.

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
# Nangarhar Province
# Nangarhar Province

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Sep 18th 2021, 12:41 PM 10,973 Views 5 Comments

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the heartland of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’
# Molavi Muttaqi
# Molavi Muttaqi

Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’

Sep 14th 2021, 10:50 PM 18,038 Views 14 Comments

This is the first time a member of the Taliban-run cabinet has reaffirmed its commitment on this issue.

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,324 Views 28 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

# afghanistan - Monday 13 September, 2021

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,555 Views 24 Comments

Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.

# afghanistan - Sunday 12 September, 2021

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women
# International Concerns
# International Concerns

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women

Sep 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,094 Views 24 Comments

Concerns about women’s rights have continued to grow since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

# afghanistan - Thursday 9 September, 2021

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,203 Views 13 Comments

It represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the US and the new Taliban leaders.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

New Taliban government faces opposition with scattered protests in Afghan cities
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

New Taliban government faces opposition with scattered protests in Afghan cities

Sep 8th 2021, 3:25 PM 8,341 Views 1 Comment

A small rally in the capital Kabul today was quickly dispersed by armed Taliban security.

'All you could hear was gunshots': Soldier on scenes at Kabul airport as civilians tried to flee
# Taliban
# Taliban

'All you could hear was gunshots': Soldier on scenes at Kabul airport as civilians tried to flee

Sep 8th 2021, 7:29 AM 11,891 Views 2 Comments

“I have never seen people jumping over fences because they are that desperate to get away.”

# afghanistan - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Taliban supreme leader says new govt will 'work towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law'
# Kabul
# Kabul

Taliban supreme leader says new govt will 'work towards upholding Islamic rules and sharia law'

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 6:44 PM 32,908 Views 24 Comments

The international community had demanded that non-Taliban members should be in the government.

# afghanistan - Monday 6 September, 2021

Hundreds of people waiting to fly out of Afghanistan as NGO says Taliban is blocking flights
# Kabul
# Kabul

Hundreds of people waiting to fly out of Afghanistan as NGO says Taliban is blocking flights

Sep 6th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,894 Views 7 Comments

The US administration is coming under mounting pressure as people try to leave the country.

Taliban say last resistance holdout in Panjshir Valley 'completely captured'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban say last resistance holdout in Panjshir Valley 'completely captured'

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 14,659 Views 3 Comments

The Taliban are yet to finalise their new regime after rolling into Kabul three weeks ago.

# afghanistan - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says

Sep 5th 2021, 7:26 PM 7,682 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban’s chief spokesman said the group wanted “strong and official diplomatic relations with Germany”.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
# What Next?
# What Next?

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,279 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Saturday 4 September, 2021

'Avoid firing in the air, thank God instead': Taliban prepare for government as fighting rages
# Panjshir Valley
# Panjshir Valley

'Avoid firing in the air, thank God instead': Taliban prepare for government as fighting rages

Updated Sep 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 34,080 Views 35 Comments

Fighters from the National Resistance Front are understood to have significant weapon stockpiles in Panjshir Valley.

# afghanistan - Friday 3 September, 2021

EU sets conditions for Taliban ties and civilian presence in Kabul
# Engagement
# Engagement

EU sets conditions for Taliban ties and civilian presence in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 9,693 Views 16 Comments

EU diplomats formerly based in Kabul have left Afghanistan for neighbouring countries or to return to their homelands.

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:43 PM 16,976 Views 16 Comments

The protesters are urging the Taliban leadership to uphold women’s rights and include women in the government.

# afghanistan - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Race to reopen Kabul airport with many still desperate to flee Afghanistan
# Taliban
# Taliban

Race to reopen Kabul airport with many still desperate to flee Afghanistan

Sep 2nd 2021, 8:11 PM 12,076 Views 7 Comments

Qatar’s foreign minister said there is still ‘no clear indication’ of when the airport will reopen.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

US may need to liaise with Taliban on strikes against Islamic State, says military chief
# Enemy's Enemy
# Enemy's Enemy

US may need to liaise with Taliban on strikes against Islamic State, says military chief

Sep 1st 2021, 11:16 PM 13,963 Views 22 Comments

Army General Mark Milley said the Taliban remain a ‘ruthless’ group.

Ireland to keep focus on Afghanistan during presidency stint of the UN Security Council
# UN
# UN

Ireland to keep focus on Afghanistan during presidency stint of the UN Security Council

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 7:52 PM 38,750 Views 43 Comments

For the next 30 days, Ireland will chair debates and organise the agenda for the Security Council.

Work ongoing to get 60 Irish citizens out of Afghanistan, says Coveney
# Kabul
# Kabul

Work ongoing to get 60 Irish citizens out of Afghanistan, says Coveney

Sep 1st 2021, 4:15 PM 7,581 Views 19 Comments

The minister said that Ireland has now granted 280 refugee status papers to Afghan citizens who want to leave and are in danger.

British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British government thought Kabul was 'unlikely' to fall to Taliban in 2021

Sep 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 8,440 Views 25 Comments

The UK Foreign Minister is being questioned by a House of Commons committee on the country’s handling of the crisis.

Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan
# Evacuation Effort
# Evacuation Effort

Taliban and UK officials open talks over allowing people to leave Afghanistan

Sep 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 7,977 Views 3 Comments

The UK has already evacuated more than 15,000 people since 13 August.

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