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A Taliban fighter stands guard as a Pakistan International Airlines plane, the first commercial international flight to land since the Taliban retook power last month, takes off with passengers onboard at the airport in Kabul on September 13th. Photograph:  Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

The number of Irish citizens, residents and their family members who may require evacuation from Afghanistan has risen to about 85. The Irish Governm(...)

French and Afghan citizens being evacuated to France in a French military plane, at Abu Dhabi airport. Photograph: Etat Major des Armees via AP

The Government has pledged to ensure the evacuation of 75 Irish citizens and residents who remain stranded in Afghanistan, following the conclusion (...)

Afghan policemen arrive near the site of the Independent Election Commission headquarters, which was attacked by insurgents, in Kabul today. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters.

Five militants who attacked the election commission headquarters in Kabul with rocket propelled grenades and machine guns have been killed, end(...)

A member of the Afghan security forces walks towards the site of an attack in Kabul today. Insurgents launched the pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan’s main international airport in the capital, Kabul,  with explosions and gunfire heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases. Photograph: Reuters.

Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the periphery of Kabul International Airport before dawn today, Afghan officials said. “Several armed men have att(...)