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(...)

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(...)

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 forces prepare for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Taliban envoys have been busy over the past month, shuttling from conferences in one world capital to the next, in the biggest rush of activity on the(...)

Suspects stand before a judge during a primary court trial in Kabul earlier this month on charges relating to the mob killing of Farkhunda. Photograph:  Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven Afghan policemen have been jailed for a year for their roles in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding at Afg(...)