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 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(...)

Outside the foreign pages of newspapers the horrors of the refugee crisis have quietly slipped off the prime-time end of the news cycle. The global ou(...)

US president Barack Obama,  secretary of defense Ashton Carter and   Gen Joseph Dunford: The proposed contingent of 8,400 is down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has said America will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term. The figure is down slightly from the cu(...)

Sultan Kabir Chakari photographed with stitches over his eye and blood on his jumper after he was attacked at his home in Clondalkin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

A blind Afghan man was beaten with a metal rod in front of his wife and children at their home in Clondalkin on Thursday night in what he has describe(...)

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