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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/File Photo/Reuters

Afghan Taliban representatives and US officials met in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the Taliban said, amid diplomatic moves towards establishin(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A 2015 file photograph shows Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who has been killed in a US drone strike. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The US has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a drone strike in a remote area just inside the Pakistan border in an operation likely to sink a(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow (left) watches as prime minister David Cameron (centre) is greeted by Queen Elizabeth  during a reception in Buckingham Palace, London to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has called Nigeria and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”. Mr Cameron was caught(...)

A crane is used to move destroyed vehicles after a major suicide blast in  Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19th, 2016. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people o(...)

Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in the bombing close to the presidential palace. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

President Barack Obama has decided to slow down the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 military personnel into next year, nearly(...)

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