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A bread seller on the streets of Kabul on  August 21st. Photograph: Victor J Blue/New York Times

The Americans are all but gone, the Afghan government has collapsed, and the Taliban rule the streets of Kabul now. Overnight, millions of Kabul resid(...)

An Afghan National Army commando stands guard on top of a vehicle  in the Enjil district of Herat province on August 1st. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images

Habiba was cooking in her home near an abandoned Nato base in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar when a police officer knocked on her door.(...)

A Hazara militia member  on patrol in January against Taliban insurgents in Hisa-e-Awali Behsud district of Maidan Wardak Province. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

The slaughter of students, mostly teenagers, at a tutoring centre. The deaths of young athletes in a suicide bombing at a wrestling club. Mothers shot(...)

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(...)

Peshmerga forces shoot as they take part in an operation to liberate several villages currently under the control of the Islamic State southeast of Mosul. Photograph: Andrea Dicenzo/EPA

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (Isis) forces as part of a campaign to capture Mosul, the militants’ de facto (...)

Protesters carry the coffin of a member of the Hazara community murdered by Islamist militants, in a march through Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace(...)

Kunduz Hospital: Two days before the second  attack, Russian aircraft bombed targets in Syria. The US claimed irresponsible targeting had resulted in civilians being killed.

Asked on Monday whether the US had decided to reject referral of the bombing of the hospital at Kunduz to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Stat(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel greets US Army troops on the tarmac of Kabul airport before boarding a flight to Washington after a three day visit to Afghanistan. Photograph: Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images.

An Afghan policeman opened fire with a heavy machine gun on a security meeting between US special forces and Afghan soldiers and police, killi(...)