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Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani (R), the special envoy of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, attends the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of pro(...)

Pakistani security officials at the scene of a bomb attack that targeted a Police vehicle outside the Sufi Muslim Data Gunj Buksh shrine in Lahore, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA

A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a major Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20, o(...)

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 (...)

 An Afghan man holds the  body of a relative at a hospital in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide blast in a mainly Shia area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of ci(...)

 Afghan army soldiers search vehicles at a checkpoint on a highway leading to the Maiwand district of  Kandahar province. Photograph: Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country on Thursday, killing at least 43 troops, the Afghan defence ministry has said, (...)

Afghan security officials stand guard outside the Afghan supreme court building after a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the centre of the Afghan capital, government officials said, in(...)

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(...)

A crowd looks at a minibus being taken away following a suicide attack in Kabul on June 20th, 2016. Photograph: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carry(...)

Pakistani and Afghan migrants protest against  deportation to Turkey inside the Moria detention centre in Mytilen, Greece. Photograph:  Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Some Syrians in Turkey will reach Europe safely through the controversial one-returned, one-forwarded agreement drawn up by Ankara and the European Un(...)