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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Last year 2021

Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
# Fundraising
# Fundraising

Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities

Aug 25th 2021, 6:15 AM 11,862 Views 9 Comments

A number of organisations have launched relief appeals as well as campaigns urging the government to resettle refugees.

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 10:43 PM 37,638 Views 53 Comments
  • Evacuation efforts by countries, including Ireland, are continuing ahead of the 31 August deadline.
  • United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
  • Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group would not agree to an extension.
Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August

Aug 24th 2021, 1:38 PM 13,142 Views 44 Comments

A team of Irish diplomats supported by the military has been deployed to Afghanistan to help evacuate any citizens still in the country.

Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 8:56 PM 60,203 Views 80 Comments

They are expected to arrive into Kabul on Thursday.

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 49,331 Views 24 Comments
  • The US military has overseen the evacuations of about 30,000 people.
  • A guard has been killed at Kabul airport in further exchange of gunfire.
  • Afghans continue to try and flee the country.
First group of evacuated Afghan refugees have arrived in Ireland this evening
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

First group of evacuated Afghan refugees have arrived in Ireland this evening

Aug 23rd 2021, 6:05 PM 43,679 Views 40 Comments

A family landed at Dublin Airport following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks
# Panjshir Valley
# Panjshir Valley

Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks

Aug 23rd 2021, 2:15 PM 12,715 Views 5 Comments

Pro-resistance accounts on social media had dismissed earlier claims of being pushed back.

Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 5:24 PM 36,276 Views 15 Comments

Terrified Afghan citizens are continuing to flee the country after the Taliban’s return to power.

US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows

Updated Aug 22nd 2021, 2:58 PM 64,617 Views 45 Comments

G7 leaders will discuss the crisis in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a virtual summit.

Two more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 22nd 2021, 2:00 PM 13,586 Views 18 Comments

A total of eight Irish citizens have now been evacuated, with 34 remaining in the country.

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
# Evacuations
# Evacuations

EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime

Aug 21st 2021, 7:02 PM 24,942 Views 54 Comments

European humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will hinge on the Taliban respecting human rights.

Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter
# Taliban
# Taliban

Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter

Updated Aug 21st 2021, 2:23 PM 39,606 Views 42 Comments
  • Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul today for talks to set up government.
  • The flow of people trying to flee continues to overwhelm the international community.
  • US forces are going beyond the airport to help people seeking evacuation.
Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
# Taliban
# Taliban

Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021, 6:45 AM 13,568 Views 23 Comments

The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave

Aug 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 12,885 Views 5 Comments

European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,313 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan
# RAAB
# RAAB

Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,860 Views 30 Comments

Raab has come under increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed he was on holiday as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents

Updated Aug 20th 2021, 5:59 PM 34,892 Views 44 Comments
  • US President Joe Biden is set to make a televised address about the evacuation effort.
  • A German civilian was shot on his way to the airport.
  • The Taliban conceded that some of their fighters were breaking into properties.
Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan

Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 20th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,874 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that a total of six Irish citizens have now left the country.

'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul
# Evacuated
# Evacuated

'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul

Aug 20th 2021, 9:32 AM 21,827 Views 17 Comments

The Irish woman flew from Afghanistan to Pakistan yesterday and will return to Ireland in the next few days.

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Geopolitics
# Geopolitics

Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 45,837 Views 63 Comments

The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement

Aug 20th 2021, 12:02 AM 24,860 Views 93 Comments
  • Ireland has committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees but the government expects "a lot more" will ultimately be granted protection.
  • Human rights and migrant organisations have called for Ireland to resettle a minimum of 1,000.
  • The community sponsorship model is one way Ireland could be more proactive, Rónán Duffy takes a look at what it is.
Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan

Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 7:20 PM 73,430 Views 73 Comments

Aoife MacManus, one of the three Irish people who has left Afghanistan, spoke to Nuacht RTÉ this evening.

Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city
# Taliban
# Taliban

Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 3:55 PM 35,249 Views 77 Comments

The United States said the Taliban were reneging on pledges to allow safe passage to Afghans who worked with the US.

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
# History Repeating
# History Repeating

Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,619 Views 111 Comments

Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says no one, especially global leaders, should fall for the Taliban’s charm offensive.

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
# Taliban
# Taliban

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 23,350 Views 33 Comments

The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.

Afghan president says he fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed
# Ashraf Ghani
# Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president says he fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed

Aug 19th 2021, 6:57 AM 20,923 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'
# Taliban
# Taliban

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

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 8:18 PM 22,166 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Three people killed as Taliban break up protest

Aug 18th 2021, 3:45 PM 28,522 Views 30 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’
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Johnson says idea UK could have prevented Afghan collapse ‘an illusion’

Aug 18th 2021, 1:54 PM 13,227 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 18th 2021, 11:02 AM 29,128 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
# RETURNING HOME
# RETURNING HOME

33 Irish citizens waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 18th 2021, 10:03 AM 17,068 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 18th 2021, 7:02 AM 24,832 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
# Debunked
# Debunked

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

Aug 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 70,587 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,161 Views 34 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,439 Views 211 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'
# Kabul
# Kabul

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

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 6:45 PM 85,912 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 17th 2021, 1:49 PM 42,515 Views 55 Comments

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

Joe Biden's defiance over Afghanistan tests global alliances
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Joe Biden's defiance over Afghanistan tests global alliances

Aug 17th 2021, 1:43 PM 23,185 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 11:22 AM 82,047 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 17th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,625 Views 36 Comments

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