United States

Trump pledges to hit Taliban 'harder' as peace talks 'dead'

The US president said the Taliban showed 'weakness' in killing a US soldier and 11 others in Afghanistan last week.

Trump pledges to hit Taliban 'harder' as peace talks 'dead'

Afghanistan

Trump cancels Taliban talks: What does it mean for Afghanistan?

US president says he called off secret meetings with the Taliban and Afghan president, cancels peace negotiations.

Inside Story

Has the peace process in Afghanistan collapsed?

Trump cancels meeting with Taliban at Camp David over peace deal after car bombing in Kabul kills US soldier.

Special series

Unspeakable Crime: Rape as a Weapon of War in Libya

Activists collect evidence of systematic rape and torture in Libya, speaking to victims caught up in the state's crisis.

Afghanistan

Afghans seek justice for men killed 'in cold blood' by spy agency

President Ghani orders inquiry into killing of 4 brothers in Nangarhar province by CIA-funded intelligence agency.

Afghans seek justice for men killed 'in cold blood' by spy agency

United Kingdom

Meet the whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq War

The political thriller 'Official Secrets' tells the incredible real-life story of Katharine Gun.

Meet the whistleblower who tried to stop the Iraq War

Afghanistan

Several civilians dead as Taliban attacks northern city

Battles ongoing in Baghlan province's Puli Khumri even as US envoy says Washington and group are 'at threshold' of deal.

Taliban attacks second Afghan city as talks with US wrap up

Asia

Myanmar partially lifts internet blackout in Rakhine, Chin states

Shutdown of services imposed in June had prompted warnings over potential human rights abuses by security forces.

Myanmar partially lifts internet blackout in Rakhine, Chin states

REWIND

Proud to be an Afghan: Cricket in the Shadow of War

From refugee camps to global fame - the rise of Afghan cricket and how it helped unify and redefine a war-torn nation.

Syria's War

Russia declares 'ceasefire' as Syrians try to storm border post

Announcement of unilateral ceasefire comes as displaced Syrians rally at frontier demanding Turkey help stop gov't push.

Russia declares 'ceasefire' as Syrians try to storm border post

Inside Story

Can a rift tear apart the Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen?

The UAE is accused of attacking Saudi-backed Yemeni government troops to help separatists.

Can a rift tear apart the Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen?

Yemen

UAE: 'Terrorist militias' targeted as fractures with Saudi grow

Yemen's defence ministry says more than 300 people were killed and wounded in United Arab Emirates air raids.

UAE: 'Terrorist militias' targeted as fractures with Saudi grow

Afghanistan

Taliban kills 14 pro-government fighters in Afghanistan

The latest attack comes as US and Taliban officials are said to be nearing an agreement after months of negotiations.

Taliban kills 14 pro-government fighters in Afghanistan

REWIND

The Lost Tribe: The CIA's Secret Army in Laos

We trace a forgotten Hmong community in the jungles of northern Laos who helped the US during the Vietnam War.

United States

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

In brief statement, NATO says the two US service members were 'killed in action'.

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan