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US president Joe Biden: If liberals have noticed that his foreign policy is deceptively similar to Donald Trump’s, better late than never.  Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In 1993, a botched intervention in Somalia seemed to put the US off such projects for good. Three years later, it sent more than 16,000 troops to Bosn(...)

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 (...)

Photograph: Defence Forces

Just after 3.30pm on Thursday, a WhatsApp message went around Irish diplomatic and military circles: “In the air, all safe. Take a deep breath.” It m(...)

Sufyan ElGahmi with his wife, Enas, and their children, three-year-old Sanad and four-month-old Samer. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Sufyan ElGahmi and his wife, Enas, landed at Dublin Airport on a cold Sunday afternoon in late November 2019, they felt anxious. Standing in the (...)

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(...)

A full-scale replica of Adolf Hitler’s office  is seen in Berlin’s Mitte district as part of an exhibition. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Start a conversation about Donald Trump these days and it’s only a matter of time before someone mentions Adolf Hitler. But if your subject is Hitler(...)

After taking many countries off its highest warning level since June, the US has been adding more countries back because of rising COVID-19 cases. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been added to the United States’ “Level Four” travel list due to rising Covid numbers, with the state department warning against travel to(...)

In The News is hosted by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak

A slave trade for the 21st century has seen thousands of men, women and children trafficked from North Africa into Europe across some of the most peri(...)

Yemenis visit  graves on the second day of the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, in Sana’a: Quincy authors argue the “largest single-year increase in regional interventionism” was the US-backed, Saudi-led war against Yemeni rebels. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

The traditional US practice of blaming Middle Eastern instability on intervention by a single “bad actor”, and claiming that containing the guilty pow(...)

The woman with real influence in the White House is the first lady, Jill Biden. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Remember when it was confidently proclaimed that a vote for Joe Biden was a vote for President Harris? Allegedly, Joe Biden would simply keep the(...)

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