...we need to breathe, says Nazir Peroz. He visits the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, built in the 15th century and known for its magnificently decorated blue tiles. It's one of Afghanistan's most important pilgrimage sites.
The German government has opted to extend the Bundeswehr's mission in Afghanistan for another year. The move defies concerns that the US is preparing to pull out of the country, rendering Germany's contribution futile.
Germany could end its military mission in Afghanistan if the US pulls out its troops, a former Bundeswehr chief has said. German politicians say Donald Trump's policy of military retreat represents a "massive rupture."
Two Afghan reporters recently lost their lives while covering a deadly blast in Kabul. The killings underscore the danger of working as reporters on the ground in conflict-plagued areas.
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