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American soldiers in full gear aboard a C-17 transport bound for Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, earlier in the Afghan campaign. File photograph: New York Times

President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in September is an important and welcome, al(...)

You might think that at a time when the young and healthy have put their lives on hold to spare those more vulnerable, “ruthless” would have lost its cachet. Photograph: Getty Images

The first thing that strikes you about the new Jeff Bezos, Andy Jassy, is how closely he resembles the old Jeff Bezos. The similarity is not purely in(...)

Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov. Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP via Getty

Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov has won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, with early results on Sund(...)

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood joined 26 others for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s Christmas party. ‘There was nothing Christmassy about it,’ he said in his defence. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

We were meandering towards the end of lunch in a vast, plush basement near Piccadilly Circus when Charlotte, the restaurant manager, told us that Lond(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It (the media attention) was a big surprise (but) it’s not a concern for me.” Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he will take what he gets when Ireland’s World Cup fixture list is finalised by Fifa on Tuesday. And the Republic of Ireland manage(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has told health officials to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that Russia has produced close to two million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov /AFP

Some Moscow residents will be able to receive inoculation against coronavirus at 70 vaccination centres around the city from Saturday, with medical wo(...)

Azerbaijani tanks  as army units enter the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph:   Azerbaijani defence ministry  via Getty Images

Moscow has warned against any attempt to undermine the peace accord it brokered this month over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has spa(...)

Maureen Bartee, associate director for global health security within the Center for Global Health at the CDC,  in Kazakhstan in 2007

Maureen Bartee has seen a lot during her two decades with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in the United States, but when news sta(...)

The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

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