US officials hailed the achievement but an Afghan politician warned of the rise of the Taliban and al-Qaeda
However, the truce - whatever its inadequacies - is the most serious attempt yet to stop the fighting that has left the country fragmented and allowed al-Qaeda to take hold of territory
The attack was one of the bloodiest since the start of a partial ceasefire more than a month ago
Exclusive: Terror group’s acquisition of sophisticated weaponry raises the stakes in the country’s bitter civil war, and causes consternation in Washington
The 26-year-old is the son of a Hollywood assistant film director
The American military took a shot at the al-Qaeda operative, aka Mr Marlboro, but could never confirm his demise
Isis-linked militants killed more than 60 people after crossing the border last year
The Big Question: Is the Russian bombing helping or making things far worse for Syria?
Beatrice Stockly explains the conditions which would see her freed in a video released by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Family and colleagues pay tribute to a talented young photographer, shot dead by four heavily-armed thugs in an al-Qaeda attack on a popular café in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salah Farah and other passengers refused to seperate along religious lines because they knew Christians would be massacred
The couple were taken from their home in Djibo by an armed group overnight
The leader of al-Qaeda called the kingdom’s ruling Al Saud family a 'rotten regime'
A suicide bomber is believed to have killed at least 10 people in the city's tourist district
The man who created the slogan said he only meant it to be an expression of solidarity
Transcripts of phone calls between the pair have been released by the Foreign Affairs Committee as it investigates British intervention in Libya