Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID cases continue to climb as Victoria braces for lockdown extension

Sydney races to stop the expansion of COVID hotspots, Victoria considers easing some restrictions amid its prolonged lockdown and the situation around Afghanistan’s Kabul airport remains extremely dangerous.

Taliban block Kabul airport; Pentagon says another attack is ‘a near certainty’

American officials have warned of a high risk of further attacks by Taliban forces who sealed off Kabul’s airport on Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation.

Australia COVID LIVE updates: NSW reopening measures announced as states ramp up public vaccination push

Victoria is in talks with the federal government to boost its vaccine supply, while Afghans with Australian visas are being told to stay away from Kabul airport over feats of […]

Indonesia ramps up anti-terror crackdown as Muslim nations condemn Kabul attacks

Security forces in Indonesia, where terrorists had planned to carry out an attack last week, are intensifying efforts to stop violent extremism after the Kabul bombings.

‘Evil, calculated and inhuman’: Australia fears more Islamic State attacks on Kabul airport

Afghans with Australian visas are being told to stay away from Kabul airport after Australian soldiers were just hours from being caught up in a terror attack.

Kabul attack updates: Dozens dead in suicide bombings outside Afghanistan international airport; Joe Biden vows revenge

The attack has sparked global outrage and a promise of retribution from the US

Ali’s wife and son went to Kabul for help. He hasn’t heard from them since

Registered with Australian authorities, Ali’s family had made the dangerous road journey from Iran to Kabul in the hope they could get help. Since the airport attack, his texts have […]

Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases continue to soar as outbreaks worsen in Victoria, New Zealand; Afghanistan evacuations halted

Two bomb blasts have rocked Afghanistan’s Kabul airport, fully vaccinated people in NSW will soon be able to go on outdoor picnics and Victoria’s daily coronavirus numbers are at an […]

‘Separated from their children for life’: Sydney lawyer warns of chaos for people fleeing Kabul

A western Sydney-based lawyer with 200 clients trying to leave Afghanistan for Australia to join their relatives is warning many are being turned away at the airport in Kabul or […]