article 16 April 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Hekmatullah Wahidi
Afghan translator faces 'certain death' if he returns home

Former US Army interpreter Hekmatullah Wahidi learns this week if he can appeal his deportation from the UK. But if he returns to his native Afghanistan, he is "certain" the Taliban will kill him.

post 05 April 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Purple fingers and sitting ducks: how to hold an election, Afghan style

As Afghanistan goes to the polls, Channel 4 News Chief Correspndent Alex Thomson meets the suicide belt friskers, the purple-ink fingers and the proud dad taking his son to vote.

post 04 April 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Why we could all pay the price for Afghan election

I hope very much that back in Europe you are enjoying enormously the Afghan election and closely following the result - because you are paying for it.

article 04 April 2014 World, Afghanistan
Two journalists shot in Afghanistan - one dead

A photographer has been killed and a reporter wounded after an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

article 03 April 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Stephen Handley
Andy Davies by Afghan veteran: 'I feel lucky in a way sometimes'

Two young men from Cardiff who both served with the British Army in Afghanistan tell their very different stories of return and recuperation.

article 03 April 2014 World, Afghanistan
Afghanistan war: the sons of Stonecutter Street

The photographer Seamus Murphy has documented situations around the world, from Royal Ascot to Mexico's drug war. But there is one family in Kabul he keeps returning to. This is their story.

video 02 April 2014 World, Afghanistan

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Could the Taliban return or have Afghans moved on? - video

Afghan singer Aryana Fayeed and Richard Barrett, former head of counter-terrorism for MI6, discuss whether the Taliban will be able to regain power in Afghanistan.

article 02 April 2014 World, Afghanistan
Afghanista - then and now (pictures: Reuters and Getty)
by Afghanistan: then and now - infographic

As Britain hands over operational command of Helmand province to the US, Channel 4 News looks at how Afghanistan has changed since the war began in 2001 - from opium production to education.

post 02 April 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Only politics can lead a path out of Afghanistan's darkness

The Taliban may threaten to wreck Afghanistan's elections - but only a deal between the insurgents and the Afghan government can offer any resolution to the country's troubles.

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