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The snow leopards range across the snowy mountains of a dozen countries in Central and South Asia, but their numbers had declined in recent decades as hunters sought their spotted pelts and farmers killed them to protect livestock. Photograph: Getty Images

A unique conservation effort in Afghanistan has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and mos(...)

Afghan security personnel keep watch in front of the entrance to the charity organisation Care. Photograph: Wakil Koshar/AFP/Getty Images

Militants have stormed a building housing an international aid organisation in Kabul, provoking an overnight firefight with security forces in which t(...)

“From our safe distance, it’s plain that global peace will not flow from the public humiliation of a woman by armed police on a French beach.” File photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images

Part of the problem with the burkini fiasco, is that the name itself is misleading. It sounds like a refashioned burqa but omits the burqa’s singular (...)

 Afghan security personnel stand guard near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday night. No one has taken responsibility for the attack. Photograph:  Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic,(...)

An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus where foreign sta(...)

Afghan security forces prepare to leave for a combat operation after Taliban militants took over Khanabad distrIct of Kunduz, in Charkhab, Kunduz, Afghanistan, 20th August 2016. Photograph: Najim Rahim/EPA

The Afghan Taliban captured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday, forcing troops to retreat to the provincial capital w(...)

Afghan security personnel investigate the site after a powerful truck bomb targeting a hotel used by foreign contractors exploded on the outskirts of Kabul on August 1st, 2016. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound, mainly used by foreigners, in Kabul early o(...)

Graves are dug for Hazara victims of the suicide bomb attack in Kabul on July 24th. At least 80 were killed and hundreds injured. Photograph: EPA/Jawad Jalali

Until Saturday, Kabul residents mostly knew of Islamic State’s operations in Afghanistan through reports of pockets of militants fighting under that n(...)

Afgans pray for the victims of a suicide bomb blast during a memorial in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Jawad Jalali.

Relatives of some of those killed in a big suicide attack in Kabul searched through a bloodied assortment of belongings left after the twin blasts as (...)

A man carries an injured boy outside a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan’s interior ministry has said the death toll in a suicide bombing during a peaceful demonstration by members of the Hazara minority in Kabu(...)

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