article 17 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
Kabul car bomb: three killed after EU vehicle rammed

A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Kabul, killing at least two Afghans and a British national in the latest attack in the city, officials say.

article 12 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
Osama bin Laden's death: claim and counter-claim

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is panned for trashing the official version of the Osama bin Laden assassination - so should we start believing other outlandish theories about the killing?

article 07 May 2015 World, Afghanistan
Farkhunda Malikzada murder: 'The day Kabul changed'

The trial of four men suspected of murdering a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran, has shown the suffering still faced by Afghan women, Nelufar Hedayat writes.

article 23 April 2015 World, Afghanistan
Italian and US hostage die in US strike on Al-Qaeda compound

President Obama apologises to the families of hostages Giovanni Lo Porto and Dr Warren Weinstein, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths during a US counterterrorism operation.

article 13 March 2015 World, Afghanistan
Inside Osama Bin Laden's Afghan compound

A series of newly released images show the late Osama Bin Laden inside his Tora Bora compound in the Afghan mountains.

post 13 March 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Afghanistan: politicians and generals should be held accountable

While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.

article 13 March 2015 UK, Afghanistan
Soldiers arrive for Afghanistan service of commemoration in London (Reuters)
UK remembers fallen soldiers from Afghan conflict

Services are held to commemorate British soldiers who fought and died during the Afghan campaign. But in Afghanistan, there are fears the Taliban could link up with IS and retake the country.

article 10 February 2015 Politics, Jordan
Kayla Mueller's 'heartbreaking' letter before Syria death

Barack Obama confirms the death of Kayla Mueller, a US aid worker who had been held hostage by Islamic State militants.

article 05 February 2015 UK, Iraq
Is Britain doing enough to tackle Islamic State militants?

Britain needs to play a greater role in the fight in Iraq against Islamic State militants, according to a report published by MPs.

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