Afghanistan

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US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack
Pentagon says it is also working to relocate any of those relatives to the US, almost two months after Kabul strike

Staff and agencies

16, Oct, 2021 @3:44 AM

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RAF plane to fly up to 40 Afghans to UK as evacuations resume
Flight carrying translators and others who have escaped Taliban to land at RAF Brize Norton on Friday

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

14, Oct, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Afghan refugees accuse Turkey of violent illegal pushbacks
Migrants, many fleeing the Taliban regime, claim they are being beaten, harassed and turned back by Turkish border forces

Peter Yeung

14, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Australian Islamic body cancels forum with Taliban officials after heavy criticism from Afghan community
Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says event due to feature two senior Taliban representatives was not intended to ‘legitimise any group’

Mostafa Rachwani and Ben Doherty

14, Oct, 2021 @5:11 AM

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Afghan refugee stabbed to death in London in front of schoolchildren
Hazrat Wali, 18, who came to UK two years ago, attacked near sports field where children were playing rugby

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

13, Oct, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Muslim foreign ministers to make women’s rights plea to Taliban
Ministers from Muslim-majority nations to travel to Kabul to discuss ban on girls going to secondary school

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Oct, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border
Shortage of specialised doctors in Afghanistan means patients seek lifesaving care in Pakistan, but conventions have changed

Betsy Joles in Peshawar

13, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid
Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 snowstorm flees Afghanistan
Aman Khalili and family reportedly drove 144 hours and escaped with the help of US military veterans and former Afghan soldiers

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad and agencies

12, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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More than 100,000 Afghan nationals vying for initial 3,000 humanitarian visas from Australia
Advocates call for special intake for at-risk groups given surging demand after fall of Kabul

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @7:31 AM

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Australia expresses ‘sorrow’ after Afghan army deserter Hekmatullah, who killed three ADF soldiers, set free
Hekmatullah, who is convicted of 2012 murders, was released from house arrest in Qatar after Kabul fell to Taliban

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @2:02 AM

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Afghans seeking Australian humanitarian visas say Taliban are ‘hunting us like animals’
Testimonies from those who fear for their lives are being compiled ahead of a Senate inquiry into Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan

Daniel Hurst

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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