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 ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has the country firmly in its grip. Security advisor Philipp Schweers looks at the current situation and what it means for refugees to return there.
A Taliban "court" recently ordered a young man accused of theft to have his hand and foot chopped off. The victim spoke with DW about his ordeal as an increasing number of Afghans turn to the Islamist group for justice.
Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the largest military hospital in Afghanistan, located in the capital, Kabul. Officials said insurgents had entered the facility in the diplomatic district.
Northern Afghanistan can no longer be considered a safe region as militant violence increases. Central Asian countries that share Afghanistan's northern border have also become concerned about security.
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