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# kabul - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqa, as insurgents launch campaign against Govt
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqa, as insurgents launch campaign against Govt

Updated May 7th 2022, 5:50 PM 43,136 Views 54 Comments

Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada also said that if women had no important work outside it was “better they stay at home”.

# kabul - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Six people killed in blasts at boys' school in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Six people killed in blasts at boys' school in Kabul

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 2:35 PM 9,437 Views 3 Comments

At least 11 other people were wounded by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

# kabul - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Afghan universities reopen for first time after Taliban takeover, but with few women
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghan universities reopen for first time after Taliban takeover, but with few women

Feb 26th 2022, 3:31 PM 14,318 Views 7 Comments

Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were closed when the Taliban seized power last August.

# kabul - Friday 4 February, 2022

Fatal bombing during Kabul airport evacuation was carried out by single attacker, probe finds
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Fatal bombing during Kabul airport evacuation was carried out by single attacker, probe finds

Feb 4th 2022, 9:45 PM 9,417 Views 4 Comments

At least 160 Afghan civilians and the 13 US troops were killed by the bombing.

# kabul - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’
# Kabul
# Kabul

Boris Johnson says suggestion he intervened in animal airlift is ‘total rhubarb’

Jan 27th 2022, 1:47 PM 20,511 Views 18 Comments

Boris Johnson has been accused of lying after leaked emails contradicted his stance of denying his involvement.

# kabul - 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 15,987 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.

# kabul - 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 14,727 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.

# kabul - 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 43,699 Views 67 Comments

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

# kabul - Saturday 18 December, 2021

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

Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul

Dec 18th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,700 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.

# kabul - 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 43,300 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# kabul - 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 8,456 Views 1 Comment

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

# 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 15,996 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 27,224 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 8,359 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 11,899 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 32,990 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 25,921 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 20,352 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 34,110 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 17,002 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 7,600 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 8,444 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 46,015 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 41,111 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 27,847 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 25,357 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 62,310 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 37,729 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 19,061 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 40,082 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 14,344 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 65,322 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 21,651 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 22,949 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 32,837 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 123,769 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 95,900 Views 148 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 31,974 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 20,404 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 13,126 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.

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