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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Afghanistan

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# exodus
US troops to leave Afghanistan by end of August
The Biden administration said it would continue to provide security systems and humanitarian assistance in the months ahead.
# bush era
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.
# mhq
Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.
# Kabul
Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts
More than 50 people, mostly female students, were killed in yesterday’s attack.
# 20 years
Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.
# Herat
Car bomb kills eight and wounds 47 people in western Afghanistan
The UN Security Council has condemned attacks targeting civilians in the country.
# Fuel Tanker
Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.
# clean sweep
Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.
# Afghanistan
Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.
# Taliban
Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush
Violence has risen in Afghanistan in recent months despite peace talks between the Taliban and government.
# Kabul
At least eight killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital
Children, women and elders were among the dead and wounded, the interior ministry said.
# kabul attack
Islamic State group claims Kabul rocket attacks that left eight dead and 31 wounded
The rockets hit various parts of central and north Kabul just before 9:00 am local time.
# military inquiry
Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.
# Doha
'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.
# bounties
Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.
# Winning
Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan
Kevin O’Brien hit a last-ball six as his side clinched a consolation super-over victory.
# Afghanistan
US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
# heavy snow
Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
# taking a trip
Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.
# Afghanistan
Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping
Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.
# disturbing the peace talks
Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks
Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.
# Kabul
Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding
“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.
# Ugly scenes
Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup
The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was marred by crowd trouble.
# odi series
Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast
Graham Ford’s side were brought crashing back down to earth after Saturday’s win.
# Testing times
Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.
# well beaten
Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead
Rashid Khan helped his side recover from 131-7 to make 223 all out before they skittled the Irish for 114 in Dehradun.
# battling performance
Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland
Andy Balbirnie took advantage of being dropped on 51 to steer Ireland home, making 145 not out from just 136 balls.
# Afghanistan
At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses
Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.
# Claim
Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge
Afghanistan women’s footballers have spoken out against their FA president.
# Surprise Move
'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan
The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.
# religious leaders
'Everyone was screaming for help': At least 50 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing
The attack targeted a religious celebration in the Afghan capital.
# US Marine
California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD
In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.
# Afghanistan
US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes
The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.
# deadly insurgency
Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers
Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.
# Afghanistan
Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan
Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.
# bacha poshi
In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son
The 18-year-old has pretended to be a boy for most of her life.
# islamic state
'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57
A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”
# mixed emotions
'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'
With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.
# radical pathways
How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…