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Amrullah Saleh, who is running for vice-president of Afghanistan, at his home in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

Even before he received specific intelligence about an attempt planned on his life, Amrullah Saleh had a feeling they were coming for him soon. So he (...)

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(...)

Insurgents stormed a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province. Photograph: Google Maps

At least 21 people including 11 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, provincial officials said. Insurgents stormed a (...)

A GBU-43  MOAB: The  weapon fired   on Thursday targeted a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in the mountainous eastern province of Nangarhar near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Department of Defense

Thursday’s military strike by the United States in Afghanistan killed 36 Islamic State fighters, the Afghan defence ministry has said, as America’s to(...)

A handout photo issued by Orlando Police of Omar Mateen who shot and killed  50 people in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. His father Seddique Mateen had an occasional TV show on a US-based Afghan satellite channel. Photograph: PA

The Afghan-born father of Omar Mateen, the man police identified as the gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Florida on Sunday, is(...)

The  funeral procession motorcade of Muhammad Ali on Grand Avenue in front of Ali’s childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Ty Wright/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people lined the route of Muhammad Ali’s funeral procession as the black hearse carrying “The Greatest” passed through his hometo(...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women carry the coffin of Farkhunda on   March 22nd,  2015. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry(...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women carry the coffin of Farkhunda. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her on to the roof of a low shed, above the angr(...)

A video still of men stoning a woman in Ghor province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/AFP/Getty Images

A video has emerged of what appears to be a young Afghan woman, married against her will, stoned to death for trying to elope with another man. In a g(...)

Afghan special forces preparing to launch a counteroffensive to retake the city of Kunduz from Taliban insurgents. Photograph: Nasir Waqif/AFP/Getty Images

From the early days of his presidency last year, President Ashraf Ghani knew he faced a national security threat in the northern Afghan province of Ku(...)

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