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Gen Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, who was killed in an attack by the Taliban on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the(...)

Afghan wrestlers gather at the site of a suicide attack at the Maiwand Club in Kabul on September 6th, 2018. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

There is a saying here: “A wrestler never dies.” It’s a commentary on how the sport’s champions hold a special place in Afghan hearts, and over the ye(...)

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 (...)

A young woman  carries the coffin of a victim who was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing 34 students(...)

An Afghan man injured in clashes between security forces and Taliban militants receives treatment at a hospital in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Photograph: Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/EPA

Afghan troops backed by US forces gained control of most of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while a Taliban attack in another(...)

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index. Photograph: iStock

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian(...)

 A view of the crime scene where three foreigners working for international food company Sodexo were abducted and killed by unknown gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jawad Jalali/EPA

Militants abducted and killed three foreign nationals working for international food company Sodexo in Kabul on Thursday, deepening concerns about se(...)

Taliban celebrate ceasefire in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan in June 2018:  Pakistani officials confirm early talks have begun between the Taliban and US. Photograph: Parwiz

US officials have met their Taliban counterparts at least twice in the past three months, according to intermediaries who helped set up the meetings, (...)

Elin Ersson live-streamed her protest on the flight from Gothenburg to Turkey on Facebook.

A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit(...)

Vox Motus ‘Flight’ at the  Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Drew Farrell

“It was always difficult getting an audience for my 9am lectures on sociology,” President Michael D Higgins joked to the 600-strong crowd gathered at (...)

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