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Posters providing public health information about the coronavirus pandemic on display in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even  as public health officials confirm a second deadly virus wave, Covid-19 is an afterthought. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

For Mohammad Wakil (23), social distancing is an abstract concept. Every working day, he shakes hands with scores of customers at the teeming bazaar w(...)

Afghan security forces cordon off a rocket attack site in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31(...)

Afghan security officials stand guard near the scene of an attack at Kabul University in Kabul. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

Gunmen attacked Kabul University’s campus on Monday, with at least 19 dead and 22 wounded, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has said. The ministry’s s(...)

Residents gather at a site following a suicide bomber attack in an education centre, in Kabul.Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.(...)

(L to R) US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Qatar’s minister of foreign affairs Sheikh Mohamad Bin Abdel Rahman Al-Thani and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister for terrorism and mediation in the settlement of disputes, attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Afghanistan peace talks between representatives of the country’s government and the Taliban militant group began in Doha on Saturday. The long-aw(...)

Afghan security forces take positions near the scene after Islamic State militants attacked a prison in Jalalabad on Monday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending(...)

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(...)

A woman carrying a baby stands among a crowd near a maternity hospital attacked on Tuesday, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

In the wake of a devastating attack in Kabul on Tuesday on a maternity unit that saw gunmen shoot women in labour, new mothers and their newborn babie(...)

Several people were wounded in the attack on Dasht-e-Barchi Hospital in Kabul, according to a ministry of interior official. Photograph: STR/Getty/AFP

Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a matern(...)

Afghan security officials parade a group of suspected militants allegedly accused of planning attacks on government and security forces after their arrest, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners as a move to launch direct talks between the Afghan government an(...)

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