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.
Gunmen opened fire on guests at the Intercontinental Hotel in western Kabul, killing at least 18 people and wounding many more. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which lasted 13 hours.
Trump's first year as US president has been seen positively by Afghanistan, while Pakistan feels betrayed and angered by Washington's censure of Islamabad. It's unclear if Trump’s policies will bring lasting peace.
Pakistan has given millions of Afghan refugees in the country until the end of this month to return to their homeland. But refugees say the short deadline and no prospects for the future make their return difficult.
Afghan asylum seekers in Germany often narrate terrifying accounts of the circumstances that led to their departure from their home country. But can these stories provide a legal basis for their stay in Germany?
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