Taliban claims responsibility for the suicide bombing, vowing to increase its attacks on foreigners
'Mentally unstable' women who flirt and smoke barred from eateries unless they have a chaperone
Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better
Authorities are investigating a group of women who allegedly promoted a Miss Makkah pageant
Police shoot two Palestinian men armed with axes, knives and a pistol after deadly attack this morning
Militants plan to reintroduce dinar, as audio recording suggests leader is still alive
Video shows members of the Youth Association of Turkey placing sacks over the sailors' heads
Israel is home not only to Jews – but to Arabs like Kheir Hamdan, ‘killed in cold blood’ by police
The deal between Moscow and Tehran has 'set alarm bells ringing' in the West and could jeopardise talks
Banning people from reading George Orwell's novel is the 'epitome of ignorance', academic says
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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