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Afghan security officials use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators as they protest against a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Photograph:  Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

Protesters demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after this week’s devastating truck-bomb clashed with riot police on Friday in a confron(...)

The mysterious tweet from President Donald Trump. Photograph: Twitter

And on the 132nd day, just after midnight, American president Donald Trump had at last delivered the nation to something approaching unity – in bewild(...)

An Afghan man reacts at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding (...)

An instructor at the seminary founded by Mawlawi Shah Agha Hanafi visits his burial site on the school’s grounds in Togh-Bairdi, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

A lone grave, its dirt mound shaded under the drooping branches of a mulberry tree and kept adorned with flowers, has become a daily stop for seminary(...)

Aurora Prize laureate Dr Tom Catena during the ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. He was honoured for treating casualties under fire in Sudan, where he said the Sudanese government is embroiled in a disagreement with rebels over who delivers aid. Photograph: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

A life-saving surgeon honoured for treating casualties under fire in Sudan has urged the international community to help solve a dispute blocking huma(...)

An Afghan man talks on a phone outside a house in which a German aid worker was killed on Saturday, in Kabul. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed in and a Finnish national was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, an Afghan interior (...)

Migrant Ahmad Shakib at the entrance of a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mo(...)

The international force assisting the Afghans has about 13,000 troops, of whom about 8,400 are American. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional US troops to Afghanistan to try to break a mil(...)

Afghan security officials take position during an operation against Islamic Statge in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27th conducted jointly by Afghan and US special forces in t(...)

US army  photographer Hilda Clayton took this photograph on July 2nd, 2013.  It  shows an Afghan soldier engulfed in flame as a mortar tube explodes during a live-fire training exercise  in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The accident killed Clayton and four Afghan  soldiers. Photograph: Hilda Clayton/US army via AP

The US army has released two photographs that show the moment an accidental mortar tube explosion killed five people in Afghanistan, including an Amer(...)

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