Afghanistan

 
Afghan woman stoned to death for 'adultery'
Afghan woman stoned to death for 'adultery'
The 30-second clip run in Afghan media shows a woman in a hole in the ground as turbaned men gather around and hurl stones at her with chilling...
Call for independent inquiry into Afghan hospital attack
Call for independent inquiry into Afghan hospital attack
United States special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...
War crimes swept under the carpet
War crimes swept under the carpet
On the night of September 4 2009, Colonel George Klein of Germany ordered the bombing of two trucks in Kunduz, Afghanistan. More than 100 Afghans –...
Afghan Taliban announces start of 'spring offensive'
Afghan Taliban announces start of 'spring offensive'
The Afghan Taliban have said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday, vowing nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the...
Threats, bombs and tradition obstructing Afghan women's cricket
Threats, bombs and tradition obstructing Afghan women's cricket
The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country's recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped...
World leaders outraged by CIA torture report
World leaders outraged by CIA torture report
A damning report on the United States' brutal treatment of War on Terror detainees triggered worldwide condemnation on Wednesday and calls for...
Afghan president: No justification for CIA's inhumane torture
Afghan president: No justification for CIA's inhumane torture
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday condemned the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying...
Groenewald tried to rescue children before shootings
Groenewald tried to rescue children before shootings
South African aid worker Werner Groenewald tried in vain to protect his two children moments before they were shot dead by the Taliban in Afghanistan...
'We only die once ... It might as well be for Jesus'
'We only die once ... It might as well be for Jesus'
Werner Groenewald’s family and friends were shocked when he decided to go to Afghanistan about 12 years ago. 
After Afghanistan: What next for the troops?
After Afghanistan: What next for the troops?
The last US Marine unit and last British combat forces were airlifted out of their former regional headquarters in Helmand province in Afghanistan on...
Nato sends warning as Taliban truck bombs rock Afganistan
Nato sends warning as Taliban truck bombs rock Afganistan
Taliban insurgents detonated two powerful truck bombs outside the Afghanistan's spy agency office and a police compound in the central town of...
[Slideshow]Journalists under fire
[Slideshow]Journalists under fire
Journalists in conflict zones risk their lives to cover the most fraught corners of the globe. We pay tribute to some of those killed, injured and kidnapped.

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