Day after day, radical Taliban insurgents stage attacks aimed at weakening Afghanistan's security forces and destabilizing the government. But it's the civilian population that suffers the most. Many people are displaced in their own country.
At least three civilians were wounded when a suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of foreign forces in Kabul. The Taliban has taken responsibility for the attack and claimed it killed 16 American soliders.
As a new school year begins in Iran, there has been attention drawn towards migrant children who are out of school. With the number of these children estimated around 1 million, it presents a problem for social services.
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.
Germany is a highly-coveted partner on the international stage. As a respected global power, it needs a strong mandate from the upcoming elections, says former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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