UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions

The alliance between Britain, the US and Australia has divided the region and angered ChinaThe UK has invited south-east Asian nations to attend a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool next month, in a move that risks highlighting concerns that the…

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 reopenedAfghanistan – live updatesTalks are due in Doha and New York to try to reach an international consensus on the conditions for recognising the Tal…

Afghanistan: what does each nation hope to get out of the G7 meeting?

Analysis: Tuesday’s meeting called by Boris Johnson may include postmortem on Joe Biden’s handling of crisisThe emergency meeting of G7 nations on Tuesday – called by Boris Johnson as this year’s chair of the G7 – is in essence a gathering of the vanqu…

UK evacuation from Afghanistan ‘down to hours not weeks’

Defence secretary says British evacuation effort cannot continue once US troops leave KabulThe British effort to evacuate people by air from Kabul is “down to hours now, not weeks”, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has said.He admitted there was no …

Johnson to urge Biden to keep US troops at Kabul airport after 31 August

PM’s request to be made at G7 summit as Taliban increases grip on access to flightsBoris Johnson will lobby Joe Biden at the G7 leaders’ summit, No 10 has said, pleading with him to keep US troops at Kabul airport beyond the end of August, after a week…

G7 leaders seek right balance in dealing with their China dilemma

Analysis: can the west confront Beijing on trade and human rights and cooperate on the climate crisis?• G7 summit: latest news and reactionIn an extra-secure, 90-minute session, with the phones and wifi cut off, all designed to block any eavesdropping …

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