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The Americans resisted British pressure to extend the timeframe for US withdrawal from Kabul airport. Photograph: Getty

The United Kingdom has been taught a painful lesson about its diminished place in the world by the debacle in Afghanistan, but that should not prompt (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Taoiseach Micheál Martin: Mr Martin thanked Mr Macron for France’s assistance in evacuating Irish citizens and their dependants from Kabul, and hailed the co-operation between Ireland and France. Photograph: Julien Behal

French president Emmanuel Macron told Taoiseach Micheál Martin that “we will never let you down” on Brexit after discussions between the two leaders a(...)

The aftermath of an attack  by Isis-K on a girls’ school in Kabul in May of this year in which 68 people were killed and 165 injured. Photograph:  Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The terror group suspected of carrying out Thursday’s bomb attack at Kabul airport took root in eastern Afghanistan in 2015. Prior to the attack fear(...)

Zabihullah Mujahid, a senior Taliban official, confirmed music will not be allowed in public. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

In his first sit-down interview with a western media outlet since the Taliban took full control of Afghanistan, one of the group’s leaders on Wednesda(...)

Afghan evacuees arrive at Incheon International Airport outside Seoul on Thursday. Photograph:  Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

South Korea has welcomed the arrival of Afghans who supported its operations before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, designating them as “pers(...)

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 (...)

The scene outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan following a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul. Photograph: Victor J. Blue/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden has said America will hunt down the attackers behind twin explosions at Kabul airport in Afghanistan. In a televised address, (...)

Afghan migrants in Tatvan, eastern Turkey, earlier this month. Photograph: Emrah Gurel/AP

We have been watching in anguish as the latest horrifying chapter in Afghanistan’s history is played out before our eyes: children, women and men runn(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron exudes the sort of optimism long associated with US politicians. With a better speech writer, he might even impart some of that optimism to the French. Photograph: Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool/AFP via Getty

Emmanuel Macron, the French president set to visit Dublin on Thursday, inspires contradictory reactions among voters and observers. Over the past four(...)

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett, a former settler leader who took over from Binyamin Netanyahu in March, is less abrasive than his predecessor, whom Biden viewed with deep suspicion, but every bit as right-wing and nationalist. Photograph: Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, hopes for what diplomats are calling a “reset” in the relations between Israel and the US in his first v(...)

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