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Ben Wallace, the UK defence secretary, and his opposite number, Florence Parly, had been due to hold a bilateral meeting in London and address the two-day Franco-British Council. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

A Franco-British defence ministers’ summit due to take place this week has been cancelled as Paris steps up its protests over the loss of a multi-bill(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson on the second day of his government reshuffle. Photograph: Handout/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has sacked a number of experienced junior ministers on the second day of his government reshuffle, and appointed Belfast-born Conor Burn(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab remained on holiday in Crete as Kabul fell to the Taliban. Photograph: Getty

Britain remains committed to Afghanistan despite last week’s withdrawal, foreign secretary Dominic Raab has said, adding that “we need to adjust (...)

British military personnel returning to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on one of the final UK  flights out of Afghanistan. Photograph: British ministry of defence

British prime minister Boris Johnson praised the “colossal exertions” of the UK armed forces in rescuing British and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan (...)

Passengers evacuated from Afghanistan disembark a British military transport aircraft at RAF Brize Norton station in southern England earlier this week. The final UK evacuation flight purely for Afghan nationals left Kabul airport on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

The final UK evacuation flight purely for Afghan nationals has left Kabul airport, ending an often chaotic process in which about 14,000 people were a(...)

Air passengers evacuated from Afghanisgan arrive at a  military airport in Melsbroek, Belgium, on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Lalmand/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that she has credible reports of “summary executions” and restrictions on women in areas under Taliba(...)

French defence minister Florence Parly and French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian take part in a video meeting with Kabul. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty

European countries are scrambling to evacuate citizens and Afghan allies from Kabul ahead of an impending deadline for the United States to withdraw i(...)

When asked whether he would resign by journalists on Thursday morning as he walked into Downing Street, Dominic Raab simply replied: “No.” Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson was urged on Thursday to sack foreign secretary Dominic Raab, after it was claimed he delegated urgent calls on the un(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg gives a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Nato

European allies had hoped Joe Biden’s election to the US presidency would bolster Nato’s relevance after Donald Trump’s acrimonious years. Washington’(...)

In a televised address from his summer residence on the Côte d’Azur, French president Emmanuel Macron called for an international initiative to prevent Afghanistan ‘becoming again the sanctuary for terrorism that it was in the past’. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron warned on Monday night that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan is likely to propel a substantial flow of migrants tow(...)

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