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The blankest spot on Trump’s world map

In his new book of his time in the Trump White House, former US National Security Adviser John Bolton shares Trump’s very few thoughts on Africa

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents — UN

The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for a peace deal with the Taliban

War vets prepare for battle at Invictus Games

The event brings together 500 competitors from 18 countries

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

Afghanistan's 2018 wheat harvest is already expected to be the lowest since at least 2011

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

'The roses are much better... I make good money from roses. They are resistant and don't require as much expense or work'

UNICEF: Up to 60% of Afghan girls out of school

The spread in violence has forced many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for girls

‘Back with eyes open’ ― Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

​Malala visited the Swat valley for her first trip back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban

Kabul hotel reopens after deadly attack but guests stay away

After 25 people were killed, a historical hotel is open for business, cutting prices to entice guests to stay the night

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Islamabad denied accusations of turning a blind eye to militancy, lambasting the US for ignoring the thousands who have been killed on its soil.

‘We are in danger’: French Army translators live in fear of the Taliban

The Taliban have tried to kill Zainullah, a former translator for the French Army, twice already

Afghans flee fighting as Taliban marches on Helmand province, US steps up airstrikes

Lashkar Gah residents are fleeing their homes in fear of their city falling into the hands of the Taliban as Afghan forces fight a new elite unit

Video game inspired by Pakistan school massacre pulled

A game to galvanise support for Peaceful Pakistan backfired amid public outrage over use of the Taliban's attack on Army Public School as inspiration.

Taliban warns Isis not to interfere in Afghanistan

The Taliban insists that jihad must be conducted under one leadership and one flag, after a string of defections and reported clashes.

Afghan Taliban announces start of ‘spring offensive’

The start of the Afghan Taliban's annual offensive on Friday is expected to precede the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as Nato forces pull out.

Threats, bombs and tradition obstructing Afghan women’s cricket

Taliban threats and conservative beliefs are preventing women's cricket in Afghanistan, where it is believed that women should not compete in public.

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