A group of women meet in a park in Mazar-i-Sharif to go jogging. To help protect the women against attacks, the area is closed off to other visitors during training. Many in Afghanistan object to women doing sports in public.
The deaths of a minesweeper and a Red Cross employee last week are a sign that Afghanistan has become more dangerous for aid workers. Organizations are being forced to shut down, leaving victims in need.
NATO's top civilian representative in Afghanistan, Cornelius Zimmermann, tells DW about his hopes that US troop reinforcements, coupled with stronger Afghan peace efforts, will turn the tide in this long war.
At least seven US troops were injured when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military base in northern Afghanistan. The incident comes as the US is expected to deploy an additional 4,000 troops to the war-torn country.
It has been almost 16 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, and the Taliban threat shows little sign of subsiding. With his new strategy, Donald Trump would do well to look at his predecessors' problems.
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