The conflict has claimed 24,841 civilian lives with 45,347 injuries
The defence ministry wants to boost the proportion of women in the army to 10 percent,
The defence ministry wants to boost the proportion of women in the army to 10 percent.
Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former warlord who has a catalogue of war crimes attached to his name, is accused of ordering his guards to seize Ahmad Ishchi last...
A look at Tuesday's top shots from around the world.
"The Taliban are sending boys to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen."
The apparent elimination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour could spark new succession battles within the fractious movement.
A Taliban suicide-bomber on a motorcycle managed to kill six American soldiers who were patrolling the perimeter of Bagram air base.
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