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 Internally displaced persons receive food aid distributed by the Turkish embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on  October 30th. Photograph: EPA

International aid agencies say they have only weeks to supply food and other life-saving assistance to remote provinces of Afghanistan before the wint(...)

 Taliban Fateh fighters, a “special forces” unit, stand guard along a street in Kabul  as suicide bomb threats hung over the final phase of the US military’s airlift operation from Kabul. Photograph: Aamir Quresh/AFP/via Getty Images

When Taliban troops seized control of the Afghan capital two weeks ago, the invading units made a beeline for two critical targets: the headquarters (...)

A Taliban flag (on right)  is raised on the Afghan side of the Pakistani-Afghan border at Chaman, Pakistan on Wednesday. Photograph:  Akhter Gulfam/EPA

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan seized control of a major border crossing with Pakistan on Wednesday, one of the most important objectives they have a(...)

Afghan policemen sit on an armoured vehicle at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban’s rapid advance through northern Afghanistan continued on Sunday with more than a dozen districts falling to the militants, as Britain ent(...)

Security personnel at a checkpoint at the start of the Eid al-Fitr in Kabul on May 24th. File photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

Two militant attacks have killed 14 Afghan security personnel in the north-eastern Badakhshan province and the capital of Kabul on Saturday. A roadsi(...)

An Afghan man removes snow next to his handcart after the first snow in winter  in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. The mining disaster occurred during a heavy snowfall in the Kohistan district. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

At least 30 Afghans were killed on Sunday when the tunnel they were digging in to mine gold in northern Afghanistan collapsed, officials said. Offici(...)

File photograph taken in June shows Afghan Taliban militants walking to celebrate an earlier ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Getty Images

The Taliban on Monday rejected an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and said it would persist with its attacks, after insurgents ambushed three (...)

Afghan security official secures the roads leading to the Iraqi embassy after an attack by Isis. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/ EPA

Militant group Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul that began with a suicide bomber blowing hi(...)

An instructor at the seminary founded by Mawlawi Shah Agha Hanafi visits his burial site on the school’s grounds in Togh-Bairdi, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

A lone grave, its dirt mound shaded under the drooping branches of a mulberry tree and kept adorned with flowers, has become a daily stop for seminary(...)

An Afghan woman walks through the snow in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani

Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend. In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 pe(...)

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