What began as peaceful demonstrations against the military coup has rapidly grown into a resistance movement in which citizens use improvised weapons to fight the junta.
A new book about the Pech Valley in Afghanistan’s violent east offers poignant lessons as the Biden administration announces plans to withdraw all troops.
Millions of people displaced during Syria’s 10-year war are impoverished, insecure and crowded into an area of the country’s northwest controlled by a rebel group once linked to Al Qaeda.
On the campaign trail, Joseph R. Biden Jr. had pledged to reverse his predecessor’s land mine policy. A Pentagon spokesman said the matter was under review.
Following a coup in Myanmar, security forces have cracked down brutally on civilians. We ask why soldiers have so readily turned against the population.
The French Army says it killed terrorists in Mali, with no collateral damage. A new United Nations report says almost all of the dead were civilians.
The health workers were part of the government’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months.
The attack by hundreds of suspected Islamist insurgents trapped nearly 200 people, including foreign workers, in a hotel in Palma, Mozambique, site of a major gas project.
The announcement comes amid mounting international condemnation of atrocities in Tigray, and days after an American presidential envoy visited Ethiopia’s prime minister.
As the nation’s military kills, assaults and terrorizes unarmed civilians each day, some protesters say there is no choice but to fight the army on its own terms.
Gunmen on motorcycles struck in coordinated raids on villages on Sunday in southwestern Niger, a country being ravaged by Islamist violence.
The Saudis described the proposal as a plan to end a nearly six-year-old war. The kingdom faces growing pressure to break the stalemate as millions of Yemenis verge on famine.
A group of young Afghans studying for college entrance exams must risk suicide attacks by the Islamic State and the looming threat of a Taliban return.
From hospitals, railways and dockyards to schools, shops and trading houses, the country is at a standstill. Strikers hope their actions will force the army to return power after its coup on Feb. 1.
In Afghanistan, a rise in targeted attacks that the governments seems unable to stop has also encouraged the settling of old scores through vendetta killings.
Police officers shot into a cluster of unarmed civilians in a tiny town on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 20.
Youths were present, the defense minister said, calling them “machines of war,” but he would not give the ages of the dead. Reports that minors were killed outraged a war-weary public.
The military’s brutal practices go beyond killing protesters. Its soldiers have systematically raped women and forced villagers to be their human shields.
The military said the public had requested that the generals take more control “for the benefit of the people.” At least three protesters were killed in further crackdowns.
An unofficial cease-fire brokered by local officials, farmers and Taliban forces is an example of how communities, driven by despair, have engineered their own ways to stop the fighting.
Many people were feared injured when a succession of explosions rocked the Central African nation.
Requiring higher-level approval is a stopgap measure as officials review whether to tighten Trump-era targeting rules and civilian safeguards.
For the second time in a week, the secretary of state pointed to reports of atrocities in the Ethiopian region.
The women, the latest victims in a wave of targeted attacks, were killed on their way home from their jobs at Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad.
The police opened fire on a crowd of hundreds in the southern city of Dawei, witnesses said.
Three years ago, Turkey’s intervention in Syria was widely criticized. But today Turkish forces are all that protect five million vulnerable people.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Germany sufficiently investigated the bombing in Afghanistan that killed up to 90 civilians.
Some saw the barrage of rockets aimed at an airport in the northern city of Erbil as a test of the new administration in Washington.
As violence engulfs them, some Afghans carry notes with their names, blood types and relatives’ phone numbers in case they are killed or severely wounded.
The Ghani administration and the Taliban are fighting a public-relations battle, with the government taking more drastic measures to control the flow of information.
Most officials believe the Taliban are behind the attacks on civil leaders, but others fear that factions are using chaos as a cover to settle scores, in an echo of Afghanistan’s past civil war.
The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to continue negotiations toward a cease-fire in early January, but several fundamental issues stand in the way of progress.
The Taliban’s recent shift to magnetic bombs to target Afghan officials in Kabul underscores the government’s struggle to protect its own people.
Ethiopia’s prime minister promised a swift, surgical military campaign in the restive province of Tigray. But doctors in the regional capital reported civilian deaths, looting and a looming crisis.
Afghan government and Taliban officials said they had finalized the terms to guide future talks, opening the door to a new phase of negotiations toward a long-term peace.
The post, with a doctored photograph showing an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of an Afghan child, sent relations between the two countries to a new low.
A scathing report revealed that members of the special forces had waged a campaign to cover up unlawful killings of Afghan civilians.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that a deadline for the region’s dissident leaders to surrender had lapsed. The conflict threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa.
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.