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Attacks against Afghan schools soar, says UNICEF

The senseless attacks on schools; the killing, injury and abduction of teachers; and the threats against education are destroying the hopes and dreams of an entire generation of children.

Kabul murder highlights Afghan women’s plight

The brazen attack has sparked global outrage over the plight of Afghan women, who still suffer physical and mental abuse, sexual violence and discrimination.

Women singers test limits, signal Afghanistan’s changing times

"Some were against this concert, but we did not give up," she said. "We are all scared of suicide bombings, explosions, abductions and other issues in this country."

Far-right ‘street patrol’ in German town after migrant violence

The extremist NPD party posted photos online of four people wearing red protective vests to create 'safe spaces'.

At least 14 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

Violence related to the parliamentary vote has killed or wounded hundreds of people in recent months.

Taliban confirms meeting with US peace envoy in Qatar

The Taliban says the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan was a big obstacle to peace.

Taliban invite selfies in Afghan capital as country marks Eid ceasefire

The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, except against foreign forces.

Officials: 19 Afghan police killed in Taliban attack on base

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after the insurgents stormed a military base in the western province of Herat, killing 17 Afghan soldiers.

Ten journalists including AFP photographer among dozens killed in Afghan attacks

Ten journalists including Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, were among dozens killed in attacks across Afghanistan Monday, the deadliest day for the country's media since 2001.

Top Isis commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike

Qari Hekmat is the top commander of Isis's Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, where the group established a stronghold after coming under intense pressure in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Afghan women embrace a new empowerment: Divorce

Divorce is Islamically deemed as halal (a permissible act) -- but the worst sort, still a greater taboo than the abuse itself in a culture that remains unforgiving to women who part with their husbands.

How much is an Afghan life worth? That depends

Washington started making condolence payments in Afghanistan in 2005 after realizing that the Taliban was gaining influence and goodwill by giving civilians money after fatal US strikes.