In Afghanistan, authorities are searching for answers after a deadly 13-hour long attack on Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel. Officials have confirmed 19 deaths so far. The Taliban has claimed responsiblity.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a banquet hall filled with religious clerics in Kabul. It is one of the deadliest attacks in the country this year.
German national Thomas K. joined the Taliban and was planning on blowing up a US military convoy in Afghanistan. Now he is on trial in Dusseldorf. DW's Esther Felden traces his story.
At two least gunmen have been killed while attempting to lay siege to an intelligence facility in the Afghan capital. A day before, scores of students were killed in an attack described by rights groups as a war crime.
Afghanistan's first parliamentary election since 2010 has been hit by violence and chaos, with several attacks killing at least 36 people. Authorities faced outrage over poor organization and technical glitches.
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