Syrian former Isis member detained for allegedly raping female refugee in separate operation
Suicide bomb follows last month's twin attacks near parliamentary offices in Kabul which killed approximately 30 people
Neal Ascherson says the murder conviction for Alexander Blackman was a 'miscarriage of justice'
Kamal Khan from Afghanistan dies when bombs detonate while family slept upstairs
It estimated that Washington has spent around $110bn on Afghan reconstruction since 2001 – more than the cost of the Marshall Plan that helped rebuild Europe after the Second World War
800 British troops will be stationed in Estonia next year as part of a 15-nation effort to defend the Baltic states
Insurgent group regularly fires rockets at Bagram Airfield from outside its perimeter but claims Saturday’s attack was a suicide bomber who managed to get inside the compound
A Taliban spokesperson says the assault was in retaliation to US airstrikes in Kunduz
Attack on city - which was briefly taken by the Taliban last year - is one of a number of incidents across the country
The deal should allow Gulbuddin Kekmatyar to return home after 20 years in exile
Just as the Great War led to the Second, so the world war against al-Qaeda led, via Iraq, to the war against the apocalyptic Isis
'They claim infidels are plundering our beloved country but it is they who are destroying our lives'
Despite hopes in recent years that Afghanistan might open up to the outside world, last week’s Taliban’s attack on Western tourists was a shocking reminder that this beautiful country is a long way from a stability
The group of at least a dozen travellers includes eight Britons, three Americans and one German
'The presence of troops acted as a lighting rod for local resistance,' says a former British soldier who fought in Afghanistan
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which, despite the size of the initial blast, appeared to have caused limited casualties