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Dominic Raab: endured  a two-hour grilling on Britain’s evacuation from Afghanistan from the foreign affairs select committee at Westminster. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Appearing before Westminster’s foreign affairs committee on Wednesday, Dominic Raab was bad-tempered, shifty and unprepared, acquitting himself as wel(...)

 Dominic Raab giving evidence to Westminster’s foreign affairs committee  about the British government’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis. Photograph:  House of Commons/PA

British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has blamed the intelligence services for his government’s failure to prepare adequately for the evacuation of i(...)

European Council president Charles Michel. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

European capitals and top EU officials are trying to deepen co-operation with central Asian states to evacuate people from Afghanistan and ensure that(...)

People hoping to gain access to Kabul airport gather outside it, in Afghanistan. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has said there was no deadline on the effort to help people who want to leave Afghanistan, both Americans and oth(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin takes part in a virtual meeting with leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Photograph: Evgeniy Paulin,  Sputnik, Kremlin Poo/AP

Russia and several ex-Soviet allies have pledged to work together to ensure the crisis in Afghanistan does not destabilise Central Asia, as the Kremli(...)

A Taliban fighter holds RPG rocket propelled as he stands guard with others at an entrance gate outside the interior ministry in Kabul. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

Russia is stepping up diplomatic and security activity around Afghanistan after the return to power of the Taliban, which Moscow sees as a blow to wes(...)

Taliban fighters on patrol in Kabul on Thursday. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

US soldiers crept out of Bagram Airfield in the dead of night on July 1st. As they departed, they shut off the electricity in the fortified military b(...)

A newspaper stall in Karachi. Pakistan could face blowback for sponsoring and hosting the Afghan Taliban if the Pakistani Taliban revive. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

The swift Taliban victory in Afghanistan could have a profound impact on its Central Asian neighbours, the Middle East and Africa where governments ar(...)

Afghan security personnel after Taliban shot and killed the media director. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP Photo

The Taliban captured an Afghan provincial capital and assassinated the government’s top media officer in Kabul on Friday, dealing twin high-profile b(...)

A US patrol in Afghanistan. The US  will evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreters and others who helped US forces in the country starting in late July. Photograph:  Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration announced plans to evacuate Afghan nationals this month who helped the US during the 19-year war, as criticism of the US deci(...)

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