Raab defends not calling Afghan foreign minister while on holiday as he was ‘prioritising security’ at Kabul airport

Dominic Raab has said he did not call Afghanistan’s foreign minister when he was on holiday as he was prioritising securing Kabul airport so that evacuation flights could depart.

PM ‘absolutely’ has confidence in Raab and govt working ‘virtually around the clock’ on Afghanistan evacuations

Boris Johnson says he “absolutely” has confidence in Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – and insisted the government is working “virtually around the clock” to help evacuate people from Afghanistan.

PM and foreign secretary ‘missing in action’ over Afghanistan, says Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab of being “missing in action” as Afghanistan collapsed to Taliban control – while the Labour leader also admitted he had been left “deeply concerned” by US President Joe Biden’s response to the crisis.

‘Was it worth it?’: Afghanistan veteran who lost both legs says Taliban takeover is ‘devastating’

A former British soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan says it’s “heartbreaking and devastating to see the country I fought in and fought for just go up in smoke”, following the takeover by the Taliban.

Afghan interpreters who worked with British military land in UK after fleeing Taliban

The first group of former Afghan interpreters whose lives are in danger because they worked for the British military are due to arrive in the UK from Afghanistan in the coming hours under a new government scheme, Sky News understands.