People & Power

Afghanistan: The General

We meet John Nicholson, Trump's top general in Afghanistan, to find out if the conflict can ever be brought to an end.

Asia

Afghan officials say Taliban removed from western city

Security forces backed by US air support reassert control over western city, a day after fighters took control of it.

Afghanistan

Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan

Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops.

Afghanistan

Afghan capital hit by explosion

One person injured after blast caused by explosive near park in central Kabul, officials say.

Afghan capital Kabul hit by explosion

Asia

Afghan government building attacked in Jalalabad

Four attackers killed by security forces after car bomb attack leaves eight civilians dead in eastern Afghan province.

The Listening Post

Afghanistan: When journalists become targets

Ten Afghan journalists were killed in Kabul bombings. Plus, the human rights issue of solitary confinement in the US.

Asia

Will fatwa by scholars force Taliban to join talks?

Islamic scholars from three Muslim countries set to meet in Indonesia in an effort to bring peace in Afghanistan.

Will Islamic scholars' fatwa force Afghan Taliban to join talks?

Asia

ISIL and Taliban claim bomb attacks in Kabul

Eight suicide bombers took part in attacks on two police stations, one claimed by ISIL and the other by Taliban.

Afghanistan: ISIL and Taliban claim bomb attacks in Kabul

Asia

April's Afghan air attack on religious school killed 30 boys: UN

The UN launched a probe into the Afghan military raid in April targeting a madrasa in Kunduz that killed children.

Asia

Afghanistan mosque bomb blast kills 14, wounds dozens

Explosion hits Khost mosque used as voter registration site, raising more security concerns about process before poll.

The Listening Post

Afghanistan: 10 journalists killed in a single day

The Kabul attacks underscore the dangers Afghan journalists face as the war-torn country slips deeper into violence.

The Listening Post

Kabul bombings: The perils of being a journalist in Afghanistan

Ten journalists were killed in the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since 2001. Plus, Winnie Mandela's legacy.

Asia

World Press Freedom Day: Afghan media defiant after deadly attack

Ten journalists were killed in the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, underscoring the dangers faced by the media as the war-torn country slips deeper into violence.

Asia

Fears of more attacks in Afghanistan

As the victims of the latest attacks are mourned in Afghanistan, worries grow about more attacks to come.

Afghanistan

Twin ISIL suicide blasts kill 29 in central Kabul

At least nine journalists among the dead as ISIL suicide bombers launch double bombing attack in Afghan capital.