A near-empty mercy flight has taken off from Kabul carrying the wife of an ex-Royal Marine commando but almost nobody else  – despite western nations offering to take thousands of desperate Afghans out of the country after abandoning it to the Taliban

A near-empty mercy flight has taken off from Kabul carrying the wife of an ex-Royal Marine commando but almost nobody else  – despite western nations offering to take thousands of desperate Afghans out of the country after abandoning it to the Taliban. Paul...