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Afghans flee fighting as Taliban marches on Helmand province, US steps up airstrikes
Afghans flee fighting as Taliban marches on Helmand province, US steps up airstrikes
Thousands of civilians in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province have fled their homes in the past weeks as fierce fighting raged between Afghan forces...
Video game inspired by Pakistan school massacre pulled
Video game inspired by Pakistan school massacre pulled
A gory video game set inside the Pakistani school where more than 130 children were massacred by Taliban gunmen has been withdrawn, weeks after it...
Taliban warns Isis not to interfere in Afghanistan
Taliban warns Isis not to interfere in Afghanistan
The Middle Eastern group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, has never formally acknowledged having a presence in Afghanistan but fears are...
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...
Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
Extremists' massacre of desperation in Pakistan
For one of the world's more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing...
[Slideshow]Our world in pictures 2014
[Slideshow]Our world in pictures 2014
M&G's photo editor Paul Botes brings you a selection of captivating photos from around the world, including some of the events that made headlines this year.
Parents in Pakistan prepare for mass burial of children
Parents in Pakistan prepare for mass burial of children
Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar on Tuesday in...
Over 120 Pakistanis killed in Taliban high school attack
Over 120 Pakistanis killed in Taliban high school attack
Troops surrounded the building and an operation was underway to rescue children still trapped inside, the army said.
South African pastor killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing
South African pastor killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing
A church in Pretoria is reeling after their part-time pastor, Werner Groenewald, and his two teenage children were killed in a suicide bombing by...
South Africans killed in attack on Kabul compound
South Africans killed in attack on Kabul compound
A Taliban attack on a foreign compound in Kabul on Saturday killed a South African father, son and daughter, police said, without giving further...

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