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 General John Campbell testifies before the Senate armed services committee in Washington, DC. The commander said the MSF hospital was “mistakenly struck” by US forces. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US special forces, rather than their Afghan allies, called in the deadly air strike on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, the U(...)

A handout provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres shows the hospital in Kunduz. Photograph: MSF handout/EPA

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said it is ‘disgusted’ by Afghan government claims justifying a suspected US air strike that kill(...)

Surgeons work inside a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital after the  air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Médecins Sans Frontières has demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital on Saturday, kill(...)

Kunduz aftermath: Members of the Afghan security forces pass a burned-out vehicle en route to the centre of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

Afghan troops recaptured the centre of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday amid fierce clashes with Taliban militants, three days after (...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)

Afghan security personnel talk as they perpare to launch a counter-offensive to retake the city from Taliban insurgents at the airport in Kunduz on September 30, 2015. Photograph: Nasir Waqif/AFP/Getty Images

The Taliban are widening their offensive in northern Afghanistan after government forces failed to take back Kunduz, the strategic city in the north(...)

A migrant waits on Wednesday in Berlin in the premises of the State Office for Health and Welfare for registration and allocation of a shelter. Photograph: Getty Images

Germany’s refugee crisis broke another record when an Afghan family arrived in Bavaria on Wednesday carrying their patriach – a deaf-blind man they cl(...)

Afghan special forces arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city (...)

Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the recent public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. As an am(...)

Afghan security forces stand guard at the main gate of Paghman district compound after a suicide bomb attack, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

The Taliban claim to have resolved a big rift in their leadership, in a move that will likely consolidate the power of their new leader and could lead(...)

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