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Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai arrives for the opening of the two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Senior Afghan politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai, began a meeting with Taliban representatives in Moscow on Tuesday, weeks after the(...)

File photograph taken in June shows Afghan Taliban militants walking to celebrate an earlier ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Getty Images

The Taliban on Monday rejected an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and said it would persist with its attacks, after insurgents ambushed three (...)

A Taliban operative holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan. The writing on the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official has s(...)

The waiting area at the outpatient ward. Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan, is run by MSF in partnership with the ministry of public health. Photograph: Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

In Ireland, tuberculosis (TB) has almost been eradicated. However, worldwide, with an estimated 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths each year (...)

Afghan acid attack victim Mumtaz, (right)  at a safe house in Kunduz with her cousin on May 20th, 2015. Photograph: Shah  Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Mumtaz’s new baby still has no name. Mumtaz is a 23-year-old woman from the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the victim of an acid attack when she (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city in Afghanistan, destroying the gate and wall at around 11.10pm local time, said Abdul Raziq Qaderi, head of security for Balkh province

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official has said. The car exploded a(...)

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