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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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UK officials return to Afghanistan to meet Taliban for first time since takeover
Diplomats visit Kabul to raise issue of ‘safe passage’ for Britons leaving Afghanistan and rights of women

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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New evidence suggests spyware used to surveil Emirati activist Alaa Al-Siddiq
Citizen Lab confirms human rights campaigner probably hacked by a government client of NSO Group from 2015 to 2020

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

24, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Afghanistan flight carrying more than 100 foreign passengers lands in Doha
Antony Blinken thanks Qatar and Taliban for facilitating flight that he says shows US commitment to help citizens and others who assisted US

Staff and agencies

10, Sep, 2021 @2:28 AM

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Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken control of Panjshir valley
Taliban fighters pictured outside governor’s compound, but Ahmad Massoud’s rebels deny province has fallen

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Islamabad

06, Sep, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Evacuations from Kabul may resume ‘in near future’, says Raab
Foreign secretary says UK must engage with Taliban in Afghanistan after meeting with Qatari officials

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Sep, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Some slept, some cried, all were now refugees: inside one of the last Afghan airlifts
Those on board the cramped military plane weren’t granted a last glimpse of their homeland before the difficult journey ahead, while all knew thousands still waited desperately below

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul and Doha

02, Sep, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Foreign Office playing catch-up on Afghanistan, says ex-ambassador
Sir Nicholas Kay says he feels shame over collapse to Taliban as he calls for lessons learned inquiry

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Sep, 2021 @7:41 AM

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UK and Taliban in talks over evacuations and terrorism prevention
Intelligence chief seeks assurances over Afghan helpers and that country will not become terrorist base

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Aug, 2021 @10:49 PM

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To understand what happens next in Afghanistan, look to its neighbours | Mohammad Ali Shabani
In the vacuum left by the US, regional politics between Iran, UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia is bound to become more messy, says editor of Mohammad Ali Shabani

Mohammad Ali Shabani

31, Aug, 2021 @12:05 PM

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International talks aim for consensus on Taliban government
Western G7 powers are meeting Turkey, Qatar and Nato in Doha to discuss how Kabul airport could be reopened

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Aug, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Qatar has failed to explain up to 70% of migrant worker deaths in past 10 years – Amnesty
World Cup host has not properly investigated fatalities, rights group says, citing concerns over heat stress and safety

Pete Pattisson

26, Aug, 2021 @11:40 AM

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