The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan and the prospect of new flows of un-vetted migrants into Europe have seized the attention of the EU's new counter-terrorism coordinator
The discovery of Afghan evacuees representing potential security risks in France and Britain has put the spotlight on screening efforts during the evacuation operation
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has appealed to European Union states to take in Afghan refugees flown out from Kabul, promising financial support from Brussels
The emergency airlift from Kabul of both foreign nationals and Afghans who worked with them is gathering pace as more detail of the desperation and fear driving the rescues emerges
US President Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO's first post-Trump summit, as leaders push to revitalise the alliance despite differences over dangers ahead
The asylum claims within the EU have decreased after its peak in 2015. Due to the current political situation in Venezuela however, the number of asylum applications is slowly rising.