An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Pajhwok News Agency/Reuters

An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Pub(...)

There is a point at which we become almost inured to the latest excesses of Islamic State (IS). After civilian massacres, beheadings, rapes and enslav(...)

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photograph: Getty

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledged the group’s allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, in an audio statement posted online, showing t(...)

Women’s rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire, during her burial ceremony in Kabul last March. Photograph:  Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A panel of lawyers appointed by Afghanistan’s president to review the murder of Farkhunda, a female Islamic scholar who was killed by a mob of men, p(...)

An Afghan policeman inspects a damaged vehicle at the site of a car bomb blast at the entrance gate to Kabul airport, Afghanistan. Photograph: Muhammad Ismail/Reuters.

A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 16. The explosion came days after a(...)

Afghan women donate blood for the victims of the August 7th Kabul suicide bomb attacks. Photograph: Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

A wave of attacks on the Afghan army, police and US special forces in Kabul have killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds, dimming hopes that th(...)

An Afghan policeman  at the site of a massive truck bomb blast in Kabul on August 7th, 2015. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A wave of attacks on Afghan army, police and US special forces in Kabul on Friday killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds, dimming hopes that (...)

Men sit amid the debris of their properties at the site a truck bomb blast in Kabul on Friday. The blast killed at least 15 people and wounded another 248, police and government officials said. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters.

A suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a Kabul police academy on Friday and blasts hit an area near the airport in a wave of attacks that began w(...)

A policeman inspects a passenger at a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Abdul Malik/Reuters

The Taliban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar’s deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that sched(...)

An undated image believed to be of former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Confirmation of his death is likely to intensify the internal tussle to replace him.

Afghanistan has said that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died mo(...)