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Coffins containing the bodies of Afghan national Army (ANA) soldiers killed in April 21st attack on an army base  in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, April 22nd, 2017. Photograph: Presidential Palace/Handout/Reuters

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning in Afghanistan after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fello(...)

Taliban attack: Afghan security personnel keep watch near the compound in Balkh province. Photograph: Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty

Dozens of Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday when Taliban gunmen disguised in Afghan army uniform talked their way past checkpoints and (...)

A GBU-43  MOAB: The  weapon fired   on Thursday targeted a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in the mountainous eastern province of Nangarhar near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Department of Defense

Thursday’s military strike by the United States in Afghanistan killed 36 Islamic State fighters, the Afghan defence ministry has said, as America’s to(...)

An Afghan soldier standing guard at checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Monday. Afghan security forces are reported to be amassing for a full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin.  Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving t(...)

Dr Eve Bruce and a colleague in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.

Three Irish women working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan will celebrate International Women’s Day in a conflict zone. Nurse Aoife(...)

An Afghan man  in Kabul: People were urged to plant trees for “the benefit of almighty Allah’s creations”. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammad Ismail

The Taliban group in Afghanistan has used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more (...)

Soldiers cordon off the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, after the attack that killed 83 people. Photograph: Yousuf Nagori/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80(...)

Afghan security officials stand guard outside the Afghan supreme court building after a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the centre of the Afghan capital, government officials said, in(...)

An Afghan woman walks through the snow in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani

Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit over the weekend. In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 pe(...)

From the book of photographs  The Republic: Workers picking vegetables in a field near Navan, Co Meath, part of the exhibition Home is Another Place at the Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy texts me from the metro in Washington DC. There are huge crowds, he says, pink everywhere. The London-based Irish photographer has been(...)

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