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White House physician Sean Conley answers questions alongside by other doctors, during an update on the condition of US president Donald Trump at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Monday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Sean Conley’s appearance in front of the television cameras on Monday was everything Donald Trump wanted to see from one of his advisers: it was confi(...)

A view of snow on mountains near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. Photograph: Akhter Gulfam/EPA

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 43 people dead. Authorities are struggling to clear and reopen m(...)

  A sniffer dog checks election ballot boxes for explosives after they were unloaded from a truck at a warehouse in Kabul on Sunday.  Photograph: Getty Images

Voter turnout in the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential election on Saturday may have been as low as 20 per cent, according to preliminary coun(...)

An Afghan woman poses for a biometric face scan at a polling station during the presidential elections in Kabul. Photograph: EPA

Polls have closed in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid widespread complaints of irregularities and pockets of violence from Taliban insurgents,(...)

Afghan security forces investigate the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province. (Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb has devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 (...)

People who were injured in a bomb blast receive medical treatment at a hospital in Afghanistan. Photograph: Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

At least 32 people including several children have died after a roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman (...)

An Afghan military vehicle near the military base attacked by a car bomber in the central province of Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Afghanistan was reeling from Monday’s brazen Taliban assault on a military base in the country’s east that killed at least 45 people and wounded as ma(...)

An injured man receives medical care at Wazir Akbar Khan hospital after a car bomb blast in Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

Gunmen attacked a British security contractors’ compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 only h(...)

People attend the burial of Gen Abdul Razeq, the Kandahar police commander who was killed in an attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Ismail Sameem/Reuters

Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country(...)

Gen Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, who was killed in an attack by the Taliban on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the(...)

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