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# afghanistan - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away
# World Hunger
# World Hunger

Opinion: As millions in Afghanistan face starvation - the world must not look away

Jan 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,466 Views 16 Comments

We watched in horror as the Taliban retook Kabul, but cannot turn our backs on Afghans, writes Rosamond Bennett.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
# United Nations
# United Nations

UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'

Jan 11th 2022, 8:38 AM 13,343 Views 40 Comments

Around 8 million children could miss out on their education because teachers largely have not been paid since August.

# afghanistan - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover
# August
# August

Former Afghan president had 'minutes' to decide whether to leave Kabul during Taliban takeover

Dec 30th 2021, 2:43 PM 15,957 Views 5 Comments

Ashraf Ghani denied claims his exit scuppered hopes of a deal with the Taliban and also said he had not left with a stolen fortune.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghanistan is 'biggest humanitarian crisis of our time' and West must act, Gordon Brown says

Dec 29th 2021, 8:57 AM 14,701 Views 16 Comments

The former British PM said more than half of the Afghan population is facing extreme hunger, including a million children who are at risk of starving to death.

# afghanistan - Sunday 26 December, 2021

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

No long-distance road trips for Afghan women without male escort, Taliban says

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 PM 43,581 Views 67 Comments

The Taliban has also dissolved Afghanistan’s two election commissions.

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Dec 18th 2021, 8:10 PM 24,251 Views 10 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul

Dec 18th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,660 Views 11 Comments

The international community has so far not recognised the present Taliban government that was formed soon after the chaotic withdrawal of US-led foreign troops.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Temporary residence to be offered to 500 Afghans under new admissions programme

Dec 14th 2021, 7:43 AM 19,227 Views 64 Comments

Priority for the scheme will go to the most vulnerable, like the elderly, women, girls and people with disabilities.

# afghanistan - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban reject claims of 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

Dec 5th 2021, 5:17 PM 14,386 Views 8 Comments

Allied Western countries called on the Taliban to end the targeted killings of former members of Afghan security forces.

# afghanistan - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis
# Taliban
# Taliban

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid economic crisis

Nov 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 23,612 Views 18 Comments

UN officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster.

# afghanistan - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 42,643 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# afghanistan - Monday 22 November, 2021

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
# Not That I'm Aware Of
# Not That I'm Aware Of

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 57,180 Views 0 Comments

Seraph Aviation Group offered two aircraft – which would have been suitable to rescue Irish citizens in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Kim Kardashian West funds flight to bring female Afghan footballers to the UK
# Kim K
# Kim K

Kim Kardashian West funds flight to bring female Afghan footballers to the UK

Nov 18th 2021, 6:52 PM 21,436 Views 26 Comments

130 people in total touched down at Stanstead airport this morning.

# afghanistan - Friday 12 November, 2021

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
# Islamabad
# Islamabad

Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2021, 9:13 AM 4,936 Views 7 Comments

Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

19 killed in attack on Kabul military hospital

Nov 2nd 2021, 12:05 PM 8,444 Views 1 Comment

Two blasts struck close to the entrance of the site followed by reports of shooting inside the hospital.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan

Oct 27th 2021, 8:23 PM 11,186 Views 0 Comments

A total of 106 Irish citizens and a number of residents have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Thursday 21 October, 2021

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Oct 21st 2021, 10:10 PM 14,530 Views 7 Comments

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

# afghanistan - Saturday 16 October, 2021

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
# Kandahar
# Kandahar

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people

Oct 16th 2021, 7:55 AM 11,360 Views 14 Comments

The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue

Oct 13th 2021, 2:25 PM 17,361 Views 16 Comments

The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.

# afghanistan - Monday 11 October, 2021

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban to hold talks with EU and US officials in push for international support

Oct 11th 2021, 10:09 PM 13,549 Views 19 Comments

Afghanistan’s new rulers are seeking assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster.

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
# Talks
# Talks

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,004 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

# afghanistan - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,560 Views 17 Comments

The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.

# afghanistan - Friday 8 October, 2021

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills at least 55 during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 8:37 PM 18,686 Views 5 Comments

Scores more victims from the minority community were wounded in the blast.

# afghanistan - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Doha
# Doha

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,856 Views 15 Comments

The 15 citizens and 10 dependents travelled from Kabul to Doha on a specially organised flight with the support of Qatar.

# afghanistan - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn
# Taliban
# Taliban

Children are dying of malnutrition in Afghanistan, officials warn

Oct 2nd 2021, 4:55 PM 12,149 Views 11 Comments

The effects of drought, soaring food prices and job losses have been compounded by international aid and financing all but grinding to a halt.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 4:49 PM 10,737 Views 42 Comments

More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State so far this year.

# afghanistan - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'

Sep 25th 2021, 6:44 PM 40,811 Views 24 Comments

Graphic images showed bloody bodies on the back of a pick-up truck while a crane hoisted one man up.

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

Sep 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,661 Views 36 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

# afghanistan - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return
# Taliban
# Taliban

Taliban official speaks of strict punishment and says executions will return

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:32 PM 60,600 Views 63 Comments

Since the Taliban seized control Afghans have been watching to see whether they will recreate their harsh rule of the late 1990s.

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
# TGIP
# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 16,491 Views 31 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

# afghanistan - Monday 20 September, 2021

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families

Sep 20th 2021, 7:49 AM 9,378 Views 3 Comments

The flight was “arranged through diplomatic channels,” according to Minister Coveney.

# afghanistan - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,861 Views 1 Comment

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

# afghanistan - 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 15,986 Views 22 Comments

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

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
# Nangarhar Province
# Nangarhar Province

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Sep 18th 2021, 12:41 PM 10,973 Views 5 Comments

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the heartland of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’
# Molavi Muttaqi
# Molavi Muttaqi

Taliban government ‘will not allow militants to use its territory for attacks’

Sep 14th 2021, 10:50 PM 18,047 Views 14 Comments

This is the first time a member of the Taliban-run cabinet has reaffirmed its commitment on this issue.

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,368 Views 27 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

# afghanistan - Monday 13 September, 2021

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

‘Credible evidence’ of Taliban reprisal killings, says UN human rights chief

Sep 13th 2021, 2:35 PM 12,561 Views 25 Comments

Some officials from the previous government and their relatives were detained and later found deceased.

# afghanistan - Sunday 12 September, 2021

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women
# International Concerns
# International Concerns

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women

Sep 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,368 Views 24 Comments

Concerns about women’s rights have continued to grow since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

# afghanistan - 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 27,218 Views 13 Comments

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

# afghanistan - 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 8,346 Views 1 Comment

A small rally in the capital Kabul today was quickly dispersed by armed Taliban security.

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