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# Afghanistan

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Voices
Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.
# Afghanistan
Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday
The Islamic State group has said it carried out the airport attack.
Two British adults and a teenager are among the victims.
The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.
The attack killed at least 85 people, including 13 US troops.
Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul
Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
Voices
Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.
# homebound
Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul
Another 60 Irish citizens are still in the country, with operations to evacuate civilians now “effectively closed”.
# kabul attack
Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'
The US President reaffirmed the 31 August deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
# Afghanistan
Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
12 US troops were among the fatalities.
Reports of suicide bomber striking in 'complex attack' on perimeter of airport this afternoon.
US government confirms a number of casualties following explosion.
Government confirms completion of Irish emergency mission to Afghanistan.
Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Podcast
The Explainer: What's the future for women in Afghanistan?
This week’s guest is Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch.
# Kabul Airport
Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.
# Afghanistan
Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport
Nearly 90,000 Afghans and foreigners have fled Afghanistan via the US-led airlift.
# Afghanistan
1,500 Americans still need evacuating from Afghanistan as Taliban claim looted US equipment
More than 70,000 people have been evacuated, but huge crowds remain outside Kabul airport still hoping to flee.
# Afghanistan
US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation
The goal of the operation was to push Biden to extend the 31 August evacuation cutoff date.
# closed today
‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell
Dominic Raab insisted he was working when the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate while he was on holiday in Crete.
Voices
Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.
# Fundraising
Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
A number of organisations have launched relief appeals as well as campaigns urging the government to resettle refugees.
# Afghanistan
US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
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.
Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
# Evacuation
Simon Coveney warns that not all Irish citizens may be evacuated from Kabul by end of August
A team of Irish diplomats supported by the military has been deployed to Afghanistan to help evacuate any citizens still in the country.
# Afghanistan
Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
They are expected to arrive into Kabul on Thursday.
# Kabul Airport
US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
Twenty-eight US military flights ferried about 10,400 people to safety out of Taliban-held Afghanistan over 24 hours.
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.
EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents
# Afghanistan
First group of evacuated Afghan refugees have arrived in Ireland this evening
A family landed at Dublin Airport following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
# panjshir valley
Taliban say Afghan resistance force 'besieged', but seek talks
Pro-resistance accounts on social media had dismissed earlier claims of being pushed back.
# Afghanistan
Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane
Terrified Afghan citizens are continuing to flee the country after the Taliban’s return to power.
# Afghanistan
US drafts airlines for Kabul rescue as deadline pressure grows
G7 leaders will discuss the crisis in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a virtual summit.
# Afghanistan
Two more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
A total of eight Irish citizens have now been evacuated, with 34 remaining in the country.
# evacuations
EU warns Taliban it has not recognised their regime
European humanitarian aid to Afghanistan will hinge on the Taliban respecting human rights.
# Taliban
Desperation deepens in Afghanistan as evacuation operations falter
The flow of people trying to flee Taliban rule continues to overwhelm the international community.
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.
Voices
Barry Andrews: The international community must come together to help those fleeing Afghanistan
The MEP says the EU must reach an agreement on a solidarity mechanism to help Afghan refugees.
# Erdogan
Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.
# Afghanistan
Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.
# RAAB
Boris Johnson insists he has confidence in Dominic Raab over Afghanistan
Raab has come under increasing pressure to resign after it was revealed he was on holiday as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
# Afghanistan
Fears grow Taliban are breaking promises to pardon opponents
US President Joe Biden is set to make a televised address about the evacuation effort.
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.
Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# Irish in Afghanistan
Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan
The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that a total of six Irish citizens have now left the country.
# Evacuated
'A strange and heavy feeling' for Aoife MacManus as friends and colleagues remain in Kabul
The Irish woman flew from Afghanistan to Pakistan yesterday and will return to Ireland in the next few days.
Voices
Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
The security expert looks at the fall of Afghanistan and how it all plays out on a global stage.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
A report by
Rónán Duffy
Ireland has so far committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees.
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.
Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan
# Irish in Afghanistan
Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan
Aoife MacManus, one of the three Irish people who has left Afghanistan, spoke to Nuacht RTÉ this evening.
# Taliban
Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city
The United States said the Taliban were reneging on pledges to allow safe passage to Afghans who worked with the US.
Voices
Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says no one, especially global leaders, should fall for the Taliban’s charm offensive.
# Taliban
Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.
# Ashraf Ghani
Afghan president says he fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed
Ashraf Ghani, who is in the UAE, has denied stealing state funds.
# Taliban
EU commissioner says member states must take in Afghans under 'immediate threat'
The EU, US and 18 other countries have issued a joint statement calling for women’s safety.