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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Last year 2021

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

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

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 9:24 PM 62,540 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 6:15 PM 169,192 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

'They'll make it a living hell for women': Afghans in Ireland urge government to help their families

Aug 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 25,912 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
# How Did We Get Here
# How Did We Get Here

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

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 5:02 PM 31,613 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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,988 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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 16th 2021, 1:21 PM 50,221 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Updated Aug 14th 2021, 6:29 PM 44,463 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 10:50 PM 49,860 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
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan

Aug 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 16,910 Views 30 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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 1:00 PM 70,981 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 11:00 PM 41,189 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan leader flies into besieged northern city as Taliban extend gains

Aug 11th 2021, 3:01 PM 19,715 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
# Offensive
# Offensive

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,547 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Aug 8th 2021, 12:14 PM 11,052 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
# Taliban
# Taliban

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately

Aug 6th 2021, 10:43 PM 31,362 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:41 AM 15,018 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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Jul 16th 2021, 2:02 PM 18,559 Views 21 Comments

Danish Siddiqui had been covering conflict in the country.

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

Afghan delegation and Taliban to meet for peace talks in Qatar

Jul 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,013 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
# Military
# Military

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,934 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
# Exodus
# Exodus

US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August

Jul 2nd 2021, 9:10 PM 9,758 Views 12 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
# Bush Era
# Bush Era

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:25 PM 23,794 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
# Mhq
# Mhq

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

Jun 4th 2021, 11:01 PM 15,976 Views 24 Comments

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

Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts

May 9th 2021, 1:27 PM 11,130 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
# 20 Years
# 20 Years

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

Apr 13th 2021, 6:08 PM 13,151 Views 22 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.

Car bomb kills eight and wounds 47 people in western Afghanistan
# Herat
# Herat

Car bomb kills eight and wounds 47 people in western Afghanistan

Mar 13th 2021, 9:24 AM 5,972 Views 0 Comments

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks targeting civilians in the country.

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
# Fuel Tanker
# Fuel Tanker

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border

Feb 14th 2021, 12:55 PM 10,912 Views 13 Comments

More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland

Jan 26th 2021, 3:25 PM 2,018 Views 3 Comments

Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 16,035 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush
# Taliban
# Taliban

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush

Jan 17th 2021, 7:06 PM 13,178 Views 4 Comments

Violence has risen in Afghanistan in recent months despite peace talks between the Taliban and government.

# afghanistan - All time

At least eight killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital
# Kabul
# Kabul

At least eight killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital

Updated Dec 20th 2020, 10:12 AM 5,439 Views 2 Comments

Children, women and elders were among the dead and wounded, the interior ministry said.

Islamic State group claims Kabul rocket attacks that left eight dead and 31 wounded
# Kabul Attack
# Kabul Attack

Islamic State group claims Kabul rocket attacks that left eight dead and 31 wounded

Updated Nov 21st 2020, 1:57 PM 23,458 Views 14 Comments

The rockets hit various parts of central and north Kabul just before 9:00 am local time.

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
# Military Inquiry
# Military Inquiry

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,853 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
# Doha
# Doha

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 1:22 PM 20,211 Views 31 Comments

“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
# Bounties
# Bounties

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Jul 1st 2020, 3:35 PM 21,226 Views 61 Comments

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan

Mar 10th 2020, 1:46 PM 3,827 Views 2 Comments

Kevin O’Brien hit a last-ball six as his side clinched a consolation super-over victory.

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 6:13 PM 23,978 Views 53 Comments

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
# Heavy Snow
# Heavy Snow

Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jan 13th 2020, 8:25 AM 10,824 Views 1 Comment

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
# Taking A Trip
# Taking A Trip

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

Nov 29th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,284 Views 17 Comments

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Nov 19th 2019, 10:53 AM 21,551 Views 6 Comments

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.