A huge pall of smoke rises from blazing fuel tankers at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in Herat Province, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo

A fuel tanker exploded on Saturday afternoon at a crowded border post in western Afghanistan, setting off an enormous fire that spread to more than 1(...)

A view of snow on mountains near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. Photograph: Akhter Gulfam/EPA

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 43 people dead. Authorities are struggling to clear and reopen m(...)

A volunteer carries an injured youth to hospital, following a bomb blast in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/ AFP via Getty Images

Blasts in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers killed at least 62 men who had gathered for worship, local officials said. Attaullah (...)

Afghan security officials stand guard at a check point in  Afghanistan. The conflict remains in a stagnant situation following the end of NATO’s  mission in in 2015 which initially helped the Taliban make military advances territorially. Photograph: Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its ki(...)

A man gathers shoes at the entrance to the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. Photographs:  John D McHugh

Arriving in Mazar-e Sharif, it would be easy to think the pilot got lost, accidently left Afghanistan, and then landed in a different country altogeth(...)

Women wearing traditional burghas walk past the ancient Citadel fortress in Herat. Photographs: John D McHugh

Distorted and discordant music clashed with the torturous squeals of the rickety Ferris wheel as Abdul Zahid helped a rare customer into a gondola. “O(...)