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A Taliban operative holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan. The writing on the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official has s(...)

  An undated handout video grab file taken from footage released by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan  in 2014 shows its head Mullah Fazlullah (C) at an undisclosed location at the Pakistan-Afghan border. File photograph: Handout/EPA

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a US-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan defence ministry official said on (...)

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(...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani: has urged ceasefires with the Taliban before, but this was the first unconditional offer since he was elected in 2014. Photograph:  Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Mus(...)

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30th, 2018. Photograph: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast (...)

The waiting area at the outpatient ward. Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan, is run by MSF in partnership with the ministry of public health. Photograph: Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

In Ireland, tuberculosis (TB) has almost been eradicated. However, worldwide, with an estimated 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths each year (...)

A woman searches for a  relative at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as the Afghan capital celebrate(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani meeting foreign delegates at the Kabul Process conference at the presidential palace in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph:  Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process (...)

Homayoon Shirzad, from Afghanistan, works with Eurosales in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every time Homayoon Shirzad hears about another bombing in Afghanistan he immediately reaches for his phone to call his wife. Whenever he sees a news(...)

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