Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)

Army general John Campbell, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, prepares to testify for a hearing before the senate armed services committee  in Washington, on Tuesday. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was a mistake made within the US chain of command, the American commander of in(...)

Local residents receive food distributed by police as Afghan security forces tried to regain control of the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Sunday.  Photograph: Jawed Kargar/EPA

The general ultimately responsible for Saturday’s US air strike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital said yesterday Afghan forces attempting t(...)

A handout provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres shows the hospital in Kunduz. Photograph: MSF handout/EPA 0:51

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said it is ‘disgusted’ by Afghan government claims justifying a suspected US air strike that kill(...)

The hospital in Kunduz which was bombed on Saturday. Médecins Sans Frontières says 12  of its staff and 10 patients, including three children, were killed in the attack. Photograph: MSF handout/EPA

It was around 2am when Lajos Zoltan Jecs was jolted awake by the sound of a big explosion nearby. Bombings had become a feature of life in Kunduz sinc(...)

 The Médecins Sans Frontières hospital after an explosion in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday which killed 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children. Photograph: EPA/MSF 0:51

Médecins Sans Frontières has pulled its staff out of the crisis-hit Afghan city of Kunduz after a United States air strike on its hospital, labelle(...)

Madina, an eight year old who was at the Doctors Without Borders hospital hit by a United States airstrike in Kunduz, is carried into the emergency room of another hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Photograph: New York Times

The lucky ones heard the first explosions and hobbled or were carried by doctors and nurses to one of the hospital bunkers. The less fortunate patient(...)

Surgeons work inside a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital after the  air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters 0:51

Médecins Sans Frontières has demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital on Saturday, kill(...)

Uphill battle: the aftermath of air strikes in Kafr Nabel, a town in Idlib province. Photograph: Hadi al-Abdallah via AP

The timeline of Syria’s grinding civil war is dotted with illusory turning points. These were atrocities or grim milestones that the world assumed wou(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision this week to launch air strikes on Syria marks a dramatic escalation of foreign involvement in a 4-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters 1:29

Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it w(...)