Afghanistan

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Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11
Biden expected to make formal announcement on Wednesday that troops will return home by 20th anniversary of al-Qaida attacks

Julian Borger in Washington

13, Apr, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Kerry Stokes to remain war memorial chair despite criticism of his support for Ben Roberts-Smith
Media billionaire receives ‘full confidence’ of Morrison government following calls for him to quit for backing former soldier

Daniel Hurst Defence correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @10:28 AM

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‘Out of Trump playbook’: UK accused of ‘abandoning’ women with cuts to aid
Charity warns of 22,000 additional deaths in poorest countries if Wish reproductive health programme ends

Karen McVeigh

12, Apr, 2021 @5:15 AM

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‘I miss school’: 800m children still not fully back in classes
Rights groups warn that children across the world are being pushed into abusive situations, from early marriage to child labour

Harriet Grant, Sally Hayden, Ruchi Kumar, Luke Taylor

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Every year we dig mass graves': the slaughter of Pakistan’s Hazara
Decades of persecution has left the Shia minority with little space left in its graveyards but prime minister Imran Khan is in no hurry to listen

Shah Meer Baloch in Quetta

05, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Ben Roberts-Smith: Afghan civilians to testify via video link in former soldier's defamation case
Fairfax Media’s case bolstered after court agrees witnesses would have little hope of travelling to Australia to give evidence

Christopher Knaus

01, Apr, 2021 @7:02 AM

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US defense secretary Austin visits Afghanistan as exit deadline looms
Surprise visit and meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul ahead of 1 May deadline to bring US troops home

Martin Pengelly and agencies

21, Mar, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Biden warns that Putin will pay a price for interfering in 2020 US election
US intelligence concluded that Moscow tried to swing vote for Trump and Biden says he thinks Russian president is a killer with no soul

Joanna Walters in New York and agencies

17, Mar, 2021 @7:19 PM

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Biden tells migrants 'don't come over' US border as he tackles inherited 'mess'
President announces measures to cope with increase in child migrants, takes tough line on Putin and says Major is a sweet dog

Amanda Holpuch in New York

17, Mar, 2021 @1:23 PM

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'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanistan met with protest
Government appears to backtrack on decree after women take to social media to sing in defiance under #IAmMySong hashtag

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

16, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Afghan TV station 'can't hire women' over security fears after four killed
Government blamed for not ensuring safety as broadcaster’s female staff told to stay home after attacks by Isis

Stefanie GlinskiKabul

09, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 years slip away
As the deadline for US withdrawal looms, the Taliban are seizing their chance and the death toll rises daily

Lyse Doucet

07, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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