In the Afghan capital Kabul, people die in bombings and terrorist attacks almost daily. But reports suggest that air pollution is an even bigger killer. Now the government is taking steps to clean up the toxic air.
Thousands more people were stranded after snow blocked roads across the region. Some airports also cancelled all flights.
While it's unlikely that Iran will directly attack the US over the killing of Qassem Soleimani, it could attempt to indirectly harm US interests in Afghanistan. If this happens, Pakistan could be drawn into the conflict.
Europe's environmental watchdog has warned that city dwellers in Europe are at risk of life-threatening air pollution. The report recommends EU countries take rapid action such as decreasing the number of cars in cities.
Germany's defense minister has called for Afghan politicians to play a role in peace talks with the Taliban. The militant Islamist group has refused to engage with Kabul, instead focusing on direct talks with Washington.
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