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# kabul - 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 15,972 Views 22 Comments

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

# kabul - 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 27,199 Views 13 Comments

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

# kabul - 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 8,339 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.”

# kabul - 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 32,899 Views 25 Comments

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

# kabul - 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 25,892 Views 7 Comments

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

# kabul - Sunday 5 September, 2021

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 20,265 Views 15 Comments

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

# kabul - 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 34,079 Views 35 Comments

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

# kabul - Friday 3 September, 2021

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 16,975 Views 16 Comments

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

# kabul - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

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 7,579 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.

# kabul - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
# US Troops
# US Troops

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 3:10 PM 45,997 Views 63 Comments
  • Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
  • US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
  • EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.

# kabul - Monday 30 August, 2021

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 10:55 PM 41,083 Views 44 Comments
  • The evacuation mission began over a fortnight ago in response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
  • Since then, over 122,000 people have been flown out of the country, including over 5,400 Americans.
  • The Pentagon Press Secretary called the evacuations “the largest airlift ever conducted in US history”.
US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours
# Air Strike
# Air Strike

US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 4:54 PM 27,836 Views 22 Comments

Biden has set a deadline of tomorrow to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.

Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline

Aug 30th 2021, 7:35 AM 25,300 Views 22 Comments

The US and UK have admitted that they will not be able to evacuate everyone by 31 August.

# kabul - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Ex-marine evacuates animals from Kabul but shelter staff left behind
# Pen Farthing
# Pen Farthing

Ex-marine evacuates animals from Kabul but shelter staff left behind

Aug 29th 2021, 5:26 PM 62,187 Views 72 Comments

The campaign to get workers and animals from the shelter out of Afghanistan has caused controversy in recent days.

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning

Updated Aug 29th 2021, 4:34 PM 37,712 Views 42 Comments

A Taliban spokesman confirmed the incident, saying a car bomb destined for the airport had been destroyed.

# kabul - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave
# Kabul
# Kabul

Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave

Aug 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 19,049 Views 7 Comments

Any further flights from Kabul would be a mix of both evacuees and UK troops and diplomatic staff.

# kabul - Friday 27 August, 2021

PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan
# Kabul
# Kabul

PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan

Aug 27th 2021, 7:47 PM 38,899 Views 56 Comments
  • Earlier this week, an Irish mission of Army Rangers evacuated 26 Irish people from Afghanistan.
  • The Army Ranger Wing is a unit within the Defence Forces.
  • Its roles are divided into conventional warfare roles and specialist anti-terror roles.
Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,254 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Pentagon believes only one blast took place at Kabul airport yesterday

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 65,190 Views 63 Comments
  • 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.
Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Opinion: What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the Kabul attack

Aug 27th 2021, 9:34 AM 21,602 Views 10 Comments

ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State group, claimed responsibility for the Kabul terrorist attack.

Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul
# Homebound
# Homebound

Irish evacuees returning through France and Finland after departure from Kabul

Aug 27th 2021, 9:24 AM 22,869 Views 23 Comments

Another 60 Irish citizens are still in the country, with operations to evacuate civilians now “effectively closed”.

# kabul - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'
# Kabul Attack
# Kabul Attack

Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'

Aug 26th 2021, 11:02 PM 32,817 Views 86 Comments

The US President reaffirmed the 31 August deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 10:03 PM 123,601 Views 93 Comments
  • 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
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,788 Views 147 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

# kabul - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation

Aug 25th 2021, 5:40 PM 31,950 Views 13 Comments

The goal of the operation was to push Biden to extend the 31 August evacuation cutoff date.

‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell
# Closed Today
# Closed Today

‘The sea was closed’: UK Foreign Secretary Raab denies paddleboarding while Kabul fell

Aug 25th 2021, 3:07 PM 20,377 Views 11 Comments

Dominic Raab insisted he was working when the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate while he was on holiday in Crete.

# kabul - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

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 13,113 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.

# kabul - Monday 23 August, 2021

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 12,700 Views 5 Comments

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

# kabul - Saturday 21 August, 2021

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 39,559 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.

# kabul - Friday 20 August, 2021

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 34,836 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.
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 45,557 Views 63 Comments

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

# kabul - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Afghan footballer fell to death from US plane, sports federation announces
# Zaki Anwari
# Zaki Anwari

Afghan footballer fell to death from US plane, sports federation announces

Aug 19th 2021, 10:35 PM 53,225 Views 29 Comments

The incident happened on Monday.

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 35,217 Views 77 Comments

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

# kabul - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

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 29,110 Views 22 Comments

The plane was surrounded by hundreds of civilians as it took off from Kabul’s airport.

'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 22,070 Views 33 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

# kabul - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

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 85,775 Views 109 Comments

NATO ambassadors are convening for an emergency meeting today.

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 81,975 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”.

# kabul - Monday 16 August, 2021

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 31,547 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?
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