Week in pictures: 1 - 7 March

Sun 8 Mar, AT 06:30

From an avalanche in Afghanistan to Harrison Ford's plane crash and a pampered pooch at Crufts


Islamic State clashes with Taliban as it seeks Afghan recruits

One-Minute Read
Wed 14 Jan, AT 14:47

Fighting breaks out as former Guantanamo detainee sets up Islamic State network in Afghanistan

Bacha posh: why some Afghan girls are raised as boys

Wed 1 Oct, AT 11:26

Generations of girls are dressed up as boys so that they can be afforded basic freedoms – but at what cost?

Afghan election: Ghani and Abdullah form unity government

One-Minute Read
Mon 22 Sep, AT 15:48

Ashraf Ghani becomes president of Afghanistan five months after first votes were cast

The Guest

The Guest – reviews of 'compelling' retro thriller

Hot Ticket
Fri 5 Sep, AT 07:42

Dan Stevens reveals his 'mesmerising' dark side in 'bonkers' new thriller about a returned soldier

Taliban video showing Sgt Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to US forces

Bowe Bergdahl was locked in shark cage as punishment

One-Minute Read
Mon 9 Jun, AT 14:42

Returned prisoner refuses to speak to family and objects to hospital staff calling him 'sergeant'

Afghan commandos sit on their vehicle after a clash with Taliban fighters

How will Afghan forces cope without Nato support?

Fri 30 May, AT 16:02

Analysts say the Taliban is growing in strength as Nato forces begin their withdrawal

Crispin Black

Boot out armchair generals who led us to Afghan defeat

Mon 7 Apr, AT 08:01
Crispin Black

Let the veterans of Helmand take over the army - we might stand a chance of winning next time

Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?

Mon 31 Mar, AT 12:17
Robert Fox

Three news books suggest Britain's adventure in Afghanistan was a horrible waste of lives and money

Afghanistan elections

Why Afghanistan's elections are a critical test of peace

Mon 24 Mar, AT 15:08

As international troops begin to leave Afghanistan and violence continues, the world is watching this crucial vote