Asia

Red Cross reduces Afghan presence after attacks

The aid agency's decision to downsize its activities comes after series of fatal attacks targeted its staff.

Red Cross 'drastically reduces' presence in Afghanistan

Refugees

The dilemma of Afghan asylum seekers in Europe

Undocumented Afghans in Europe are given a choice of voluntarily returning to their country, or getting deported.

The dilemma of Afghan asylum seekers in Europe

Asia

Afghans fear death as blunders continue after Kunduz

Two years after US air raids killed 42 people at an MSF hospital, Afghans fear for their lives amid series of mistakes.

Military blunders continue after MSF Kunduz bombing

Asia

Afghan forces struck by 'erroneous' air attack

At least 10 killed and another nine wounded in Helmand province during military operations against the Taliban.

Afghan officers killed in 'erroneous' air raid

Asia

Afghans on US troop increase: 'Will it make us safer?'

Afghans say Trump's new strategy does not address issues such as unemployment, corruption and safety of civilians.

Afghans on US troop increase: 'Will it make us safer?'

Asia

Residents worry as Afghan civilians armed for Ashoura

People in Kabul raise concerns at arming of civilians to guard Shia places of worship during Muharram.

Civilians armed to protect mosques during Ashoura

UpFront

How big a mess is the war in Afghanistan?

As Trump announces more resources, we assess Afghanistan after 16 years of war and the cost of the many blunders so far.

Asia

Suicide bomb blast near Kabul mosque kills five

Suicide attacker posing as shepherd detonates explosives close to Hussainia mosque in Afghanistan's capital, police say.

Suicide bomb blast near Kabul mosque kills five

Asia

'Our lives don't matter': Anger in Kabul after US raid

Six members of one family, including four children, are wounded in US air raid launched in response to Taliban attack.

Anger in Kabul after US air raid wounds civilians

Asia

Taliban attack kills a dozen Afghan soldiers

Assault on government and police headquarters in Maroof district also wounded several others as rebellion continues.

12 Afghan security forces killed in Kandahar

Asia

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Taliban targets US defence secretary with rocket attack on Kabul airport after he arrived on an unannounced visit.

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Asia

US report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus

Trump and Ghani hold talks in New York as report says US approach to Afghanistan lacked 'whole of government approach'.

Asia

Afghan air force receives its first Blackhawk helicopters

The Afghan air force has received its first Blackhawk helicopters from the US, in the latest step towards modernising its fleet. Afghanistan still relies heavily on US airpower, but Afghans are beginning to carry out some operations themselves.

Asia

Teen among Hazara family members killed in Pakistan

The victims, including a 13-year-old boy, were travelling in a taxi from Afghanistan to Quetta when they were shot dead.

Quetta: Gunmen kill Hazara Shia Muslim family members

Afghanistan

US historian who spent decades in Kabul dies at 90

Afghans mourn American historian and archaeologist who spent decades preserving country's heritage.

Nancy Dupree: Renowned US historian dies in Afghanistan