Afghanistan

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Kabul animal airlift: Foreign Office official sorry for misleading MPs
Senior official Sir Philip Barton apologises to foreign affairs committee for denial of correspondence with Boris Johnson

Matthew Weaver

28, Jan, 2022 @3:05 PM

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UK defence secretary asked to explain denial of Kabul animal airlift
Labour says Ben Wallace’s statement to MPs contradicts Foreign Office email that Boris Johnson authorised flight

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

27, Jan, 2022 @7:50 PM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan’s despair: the UK must step up | Editorial
Editorial: Britain needs to show that it cares about the lives of starving humans, not just animals

Editorial

27, Jan, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Boris Johnson yet to receive Sue Gray report and says it’s ‘total rhubarb’ he authorised Kabul animal airlift – as it happened
Downing Street says it’s ‘hypothetically’ possible report will be published today or tomorrow; PM denies making call to airlift Pen Farthing’s animals

Andrew Sparrow

27, Jan, 2022 @6:08 PM

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West plans to tie Afghan teacher aid to girls’ education pledge
Funds will go only to those provinces where girls are in school if Taliban do not make good on promise

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

27, Jan, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Boris Johnson accused of lying as emails suggest he approved Afghan dog rescue
PM called claims he intervened to help evacuation of animal charity ‘complete nonsense’

Dan Sabbagh, Heather Stewart and Emma Graham-Harrison

27, Jan, 2022 @12:00 AM

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‘It’s a joke’: left-behind Afghans despair at dog rescue revelations
Idea that Boris Johnson personally approved animal evacuation adds to hurt, say those who worked with British

Emma Graham-Harrison and Amelia Gentleman

26, Jan, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Lives of LGBTQ+ Afghans ‘dramatically worse’ under Taliban rule, finds survey
Human Rights Watch reports cases of mob attacks, gang-rape and death threats, with LGBTQ+ people living in fear and unable to flee

Ruchi Kumar

26, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Why the tale of imprisoned Aafia Siddiqui still has such a strong hold over Pakistan | Mohammed Hanif
A British hostage-taker in a Texas synagogue demanded the release of a US-held woman whose true story remains a mystery, says Karachi-based author Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif

25, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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There Will Be No More Night review – chilling meditation on modern warfare
Éléonore Weber’s documentary, air-strike footage of pilots on night missions, could work well in a gallery

Cath Clarke

24, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Change to aid rules needed to prevent famine in Afghanistan, say UK experts
Former security and diplomatic chiefs warn that country is at risk of economic collapse as Taliban begin talks in Norway

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Jan, 2022 @5:09 PM

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UK government must act now to save millions of lives in Afghanistan | Letter
Letter: Former defence, national security and foreign policy experts lay out five outcomes that the international community should be working towards to avert an irreversible humanitarian disaster

Letters

23, Jan, 2022 @3:07 PM

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