In 1923 Afghan law gave women equal rights, but the Soviet invasion – and the Taliban – brought violence and oppression
Fighters attempt to storm building as MPs prepare to confirm appointment of new defence minister
Seven people were taken to hospital after being discovered in storage containers at a port in Essex
From an avalanche in Afghanistan to Harrison Ford's plane crash and a pampered pooch at Crufts
Fighting breaks out as former Guantanamo detainee sets up Islamic State network in Afghanistan
Generations of girls are dressed up as boys so that they can be afforded basic freedoms – but at what cost?
Ashraf Ghani becomes president of Afghanistan five months after first votes were cast
Dan Stevens reveals his 'mesmerising' dark side in 'bonkers' new thriller about a returned soldier
Returned prisoner refuses to speak to family and objects to hospital staff calling him 'sergeant'
Analysts say the Taliban is growing in strength as Nato forces begin their withdrawal