While international donors gather in Geneva to discuss a reduced aid package to Afghanistan, intense violence has Afghan officials pleading for continued assistance.
An incursion that devastated a prized crop shows the loss and uncertainty that many Afghans endure.
The strikes on the Afghan capital, which killed at least five people, comes on the heels of an already bloody month for the city.
The findings of a long-awaited inquiry painted a scathing picture of the culture inside the Australian special forces.
The assaults not only highlight a city under siege, they have exposed a growing, and very public, discontent with an Afghan government unable to protect its people.
Zarifa Ghafari, one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan, has been subjected to death threats and assassination attempts, and believes her father was gunned down because of her.
The siege dragged on for hours as Afghan forces and American commandos moved to root out the attackers, who had quickly spread across the campus.
Caught in an Armenian rocket attack, a New York Times reporting team captures the agony of an expanding, dirty war.
Sometimes money is the only form of justice for those who lost loved ones in Afghanistan’s unending war.
Analysts say the assault, which violated a seven-month truce, could be seen as a warning to Ankara.
At least 10 people were killed and 20 wounded in latest attack, which happened as peace talks are at an impasse and as violence rises across Afghanistan.
Burkina Faso once looked like a success story for U.S. military aid. But now it’s contending with a growing insurgency, an unfolding humanitarian crisis — and a security force targeting civilians.
The insurgents have opened an offensive against the capital of Helmand Province even as their negotiators remain at the table in Qatar.
Stepanakert, the capital of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, came under bombardment on Monday as both sides used powerful, long-range weapons.
The specially designed missiles use sharp blades and blunt force, rather than explosive warheads, to kill terrorist leaders.
The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S. officials say the efforts are flawed.
More than a dozen civilians are feared dead in an airstrike, as talks go on to finalize rules for negotiations.
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.
The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.
Anger over the closing of the border because of coronavirus fears triggers demonstrations, and then artillery barrages.
Another Afghan helicopter was hit in January by an anti-tank guided missile in southern Afghanistan, in a swath of territory long contested by the Taliban.
Africa Command’s admission of the death comes in the wake of its slow move toward better accountability after years of criticism from human rights groups and lawmakers.
The guard was abducted while traveling to her home village and later killed. The United Nations says civilians continue to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict.
The move has been opposed internally by arms control officials and lawmakers trying to limit the proliferation of such drones, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The analyst, Hisham al-Hashimi, was a proponent of government efforts to rein in the Islamic State and Iraq’s Shiite militias. Suspicion fell on both groups.
Fatima ‘Natasha’ Khalil, 24, was a human rights worker shaped by two decades of struggle. She joins a painfully long list of young Afghans who died trying to help their country.
Officers who have the moral courage to kneel and march with protesters are opening a path out of this crisis.
As the United States reckons with its decline, it should understand where its power came from in the first place.
Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.
Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.
President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.
Violence has intensified even as Afghanistan grapples with the rapid spread of Covid-19.
Libyans have been fleeing bombs and shells throughout the country’s six-year civil war. But with the arrival of the coronavirus, virtually nowhere is safe to hide.
A visual chronicle of the Afghanistan conflict.