Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and political rival Abdullah Abdullah have signed a power-sharing agreement two months after they both declared themselves the winner of last September’s presidential election.
Militants stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul, sparking an hours-long shootout with police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and a number of nurses, Afghan officials said.
A third of 500 random coronavirus tests in Afghanistan’s capital came back positive, health officials have said, raising fears of widespread undetected infections.
Five Afghan schoolgirls are spending their days on a lifesaving mission to build a ventilator from car parts as the war-stricken country battles coronavirus.
A former commanding officer at Camp Bastion’s pop-up military hospital has issued a pep-talk to staff working at the new NHS Nightingale hospitals, telling them: “There is an end to this, you will defeat the enemy.”
The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement.
The Taliban has said the group was ready to declare a ceasefire in areas of Afghanistan under its control if they are hit by a coronavirus outbreak.
The US military has said it is pausing the movement of any new troops into Afghanistan and is quarantining 1,500 troops and civilians who recently arrived in order to protect them from coronavirus.
Afghanistan’s rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace deal with the Taliban forward.
Gunmen killed at least 27 people and wounded 29 more in Afghanistan’s capital on Friday at a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader, officials said.
Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court gave the green light for prosecutors to open an investigation targeting the Taliban, Afghan forces and US military and intelligence personnel for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Afghanistan’s president has said he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week.
A former marine left with life-changing injuries when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan will share his story during an event the north-east next month.
A leading veterans’ charity is on the hunt for ex-forces personnel from across the north-east to share their stories for a new project.
Britain is thought unlikely to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is to scale up US military presence in the country.
Prince Harry has opened up about how his time in Afghanistan was the trigger for him to get help dealing with his mother’s death.
Four BBC journalists were injured and their Afghan driver killed when they were caught up in a suicide bombing in Kabul that left 80 dead.
A Royal Marine who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan could be freed from prison within weeks.
A soldier who lost his leg after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan has rebuilt his life to become a helicopter pilot.