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A man carries an injured boy outside a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan’s interior ministry has said the death toll in a suicide bombing during a peaceful demonstration by members of the Hazara minority in Kabu(...)

Outside the foreign pages of newspapers the horrors of the refugee crisis have quietly slipped off the prime-time end of the news cycle. The global ou(...)

US president Barack Obama,  secretary of defense Ashton Carter and   Gen Joseph Dunford: The proposed contingent of 8,400 is down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has said America will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term. The figure is down slightly from the cu(...)

Sultan Kabir Chakari photographed with stitches over his eye and blood on his jumper after he was attacked at his home in Clondalkin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

A blind Afghan man was beaten with a metal rod in front of his wife and children at their home in Clondalkin on Thursday night in what he has describe(...)

Afghan security forces inspect the damage on buses hit by suicide bombers at the site of an attack on the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 37 people and wounded about 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the(...)

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(...)

Kabir Chakari with his son, Ahmad Zuhair, at his home in Clondalkin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A rocket smashed into Sultan Kabir Chakari’s home in Kabul, killing some of his neighbours and leaving him for dead in the rubble. The explosion robbe(...)

Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed on Wednesday. Photograph: Social Media via Reuters

The Afghan Taliban named an Islamic legal scholar who was one of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s deputies to succeed him on Wednesday, after con(...)

A 2015 file photograph shows Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who has been killed in a US drone strike. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The US has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a drone strike in a remote area just inside the Pakistan border in an operation likely to sink a(...)

Injured men lie in an ambulance after an accident on the main highway linking the capital, Kabul, to the southern city of Kandahar, in Ghazni province eastern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 8th, 2016. Photograph: Rahmatullah Nikzad/AP photo

Two buses and a fuel tanker have collided on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials said. Another 73 people who had been on the(...)

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