Protesters carry the coffin of a member of the Hazara community murdered by Islamist militants, in a march through Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace(...)

A video still of men stoning a woman in Ghor province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/AFP/Getty Images

A video has emerged of what appears to be a young Afghan woman, married against her will, stoned to death for trying to elope with another man. In a g(...)

 Afghan women pass through a bazaar following the recapture of Kunduz by Afghan security forces. Photograph: Jawed Kargar/EPA

The Taliban said on Tuesday they were pulling back in the city of Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan in order to protect civilians, as fighting contin(...)

Afghan special forces preparing to launch a counteroffensive to retake the city of Kunduz from Taliban insurgents. Photograph: Nasir Waqif/AFP/Getty Images

From the early days of his presidency last year, President Ashraf Ghani knew he faced a national security threat in the northern Afghan province of Ku(...)

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

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

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(...)

Kunduz aftermath: Members of the Afghan security forces pass a burned-out vehicle en route to the centre of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

Afghan troops recaptured the centre of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after (...)

Afghan special forces arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city (...)

Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

A Taliban ambush on Afghan vice-president Abdul Rashid Dostum’s convoy backfired on Friday when the war-hardened leader’s men fought back, killing at (...)

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(...)