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Afghan householders stand on the roof of a house in Badakhshan province after a powerful earthquake hit the nation in 2015. Photograph: Sharif Shayeq/AFP via Getty Images

An earthquake rocked western Afghanistan on Monday, killing more than 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes, local authorities said. The 5.6-mag(...)

Smoke pours out of the World Trade Center during a  terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, in New York City. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

'I felt irrationally that he was looking at me and appealing for help and I could do nothing': Conor O'Clery remembers watching the attack unfold f(...)

Afghan evacuees arrive at Pristina International Airport in Kosovo last month: these families and individuals are refugees, not illegal migrants. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

The European Council’s statement last Tuesday on the Afghanistan crisis is shocking. Words like “illegal migration” and “unauthorised entries” dominat(...)

A man  rides past a convoy of Taliban fighters patrolling a street in Kabul. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

Taliban forces and fighters loyal to local leader Ahmad Massoud battled in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley on Thursday, more than two weeks after the I(...)

US president Joe Biden delivers remarks on the worsening crisis in Afghanistan from the  White House. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

US president Joe Biden has said he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, and that the government’s collapse wa(...)

Tahar Rahim in The Mauritanian

Watching Kevin Macdonald’s gripping, righteous, shocking, insufficiently committed Guantánamo drama, one is again reminded that the subject – so appal(...)

An injured child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, on Monday following an air strike by government forces. Experts fear Syria’s war could last for many more years. Photograph: Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images

It may take weeks or months, but Aleppo is likely to fall to Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power and the most lethal bombardment in n(...)

Anjem Choudary, one of the most notorious hate preachers living in Britain, is facing jail after being found guilty of supporting Islamic State. File photograph speaking at UCD in 2010. Photograph: Dara MacDomhnaill/The Irish Times

Anjem Choudary, one of the most notorious hate preachers living in Britain, is facing jail after being found guilty of supporting Islamic State. Foll(...)

 Kashmiri  protesters throw stones at Indian policemen during clashes in Srinagar sparked by  the death of Burhan Wani. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Indian authorities are struggling to contain protests by Kashmiris angry after 22 people were killed in demonstrations against the killing of a top an(...)

Afghan special forces arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city (...)

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