Afghan forces flying over Lashkar Gah, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, in May 2021. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

The US House of Representatives was on Tuesday night poised to vote on a Bill to speed up the visa application process for Afghan citizens who helped (...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in the US Capitol in Washington on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

While the world continues to take stock of Joe Biden’s recent meetings with EU, G7 and Russian leaders during his trip to Europe, the US president’s m(...)

US president Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House, in Washington, DC, about the withdrawal of the remainder of US troops from Afghanistan. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/Pool/EPA

US president Joe Biden has announced a plan to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan, formally ending the 20-year, largely unsuccessful Am(...)

US troops in Kuschamond, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

As expected, US president Joe Biden has spent much of his first months in office focusing on domestic challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and,(...)

The court heard claims of an alleged plan to attack Shannon Airport ‘to show support for Arab terrorists because of the use of Shannon Airport for the transportation of American troops’. File image: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The New IRA’s alleged leadership was secretly recorded in talks about a “hard economic bombing campaign” and cyber attacks on the United Kingdom, the (...)

Defined by his walrus moustache, John Bolton became an almost cartoonish caricature of a certain kind of American conservative. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The former US national security adviser, now one of his president’s harshest critics, shares his controversial views on Donald Trump, Ireland, Brex(...)

Sam Kendrick at home in Kilmore, Co Wexford.

An Irish veteran of the second World War who fought at the Battle of Arnhem has been honoured by the Dutch government for his part of the Liberation o(...)

US president Donald Trump announces the lifting of sanctions on Turkey in a White House speech on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has lifted sanctions on Turkey, saying the country has committed to a permanent ceasefire in northern Syria and defending th(...)

Lisa Smith. Photograph: BBC

Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith may have blended in with other refugees in north east Syria after fleeing from a detainment camp with her chi(...)

A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter fires during clashes in the border town of Ras al-Ain on Sunday. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has ordered all remaining US forces in northeast Syria to withdraw in the face of a growing Turkish military assault, risking an escalati(...)

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