Young girls in Afghanistan are often denied an education and many schools were shut down by the Taliban. In the mountainous region of Bamiyan, 18-year-old Freshta has set up a school for local children.
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.
Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed in his home by unknown attackers, family members have said, though questions remain. The Islamist cleric trained members of the Afghan Taliban and was an ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Security has been stepped up as polling begins in Afghanistan's parliamentary election. Germany's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan tells DW he's still optimistic about the country's future.
The UN said deliberately targeting and murdering civilians are serious violations of international humanitarian law that amount to war crimes. UNAMA has called for a peaceful settlement to the conflict.
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