Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani dance on the street yesterday in Kabul after he was named president-elect. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank economist, was officially declared the new president of Afghanistan yesterday, after three months of political dead(...)

Five of seven men convicted of gang rape appear at a court in Kabul today. Photograph: Reuters

Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men today for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual ass(...)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at the gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul today. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

An attacker in an Afghan army uniform killed at least three service members from the Nato-led coalition and wounded a senior Afghan commander today in(...)

Secretary of State John Kerry greets Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah at the American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Pool via The New York Times

US secretary of state John Kerry began a series of meetings in Kabul yesterday in the hopes of finding a way out of a presidential election crisis tha(...)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results putting his rival ahead. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsib(...)

An Afghan policeman looks at a fire at the site of burning fuel trucks after an overnight attack by the Taliban on the outskirts of Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Taliban insurgents set fire today to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for Nato forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, p(...)

 Afghan voters whose fingers were cut by Taliban militants for casting their ballot, receive medical treatment at a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb blew up their bus, the governor of the northern province o(...)

Afghan border policemen cast their ballot at a polling station during presidential elections run-off, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan today. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghans headed back to the polls today for a second round of voting to elect a successor to president Hamid Karzai in a decisive test of Afghanistan’s(...)

Afghan police investigate the site of a suicide attack which saw two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah was holding a rally. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in western Kabul where Afghan presidential frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah was holding a rally, striking his car and (...)

The frisson of the frontline: ace war photographer Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) narrowly escapes death while embedded with a female suicide bomber sq(...)