Afghans talk about lives under Taliban control

As the US and the Taliban seek an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan, Afghans fleeing their homes under Taliban controlled areas speak about their experiences there.

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian currency into freefall and fuelled inflation.

Afghans expect 2019 to be even deadlier

After a year of record bloodshed Afghans are bracing for 2019 to be even worse, with the threat of a US drawdown and a looming presidential vote likely to fuel violence.

Afghan ‘Little Messi’ forced to flee

Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. His dream of meeting the Argentinian came true, but now he is living a nightmare as one of thousands of Afghans displaced by war.

Counting underway in Afghanistan after day of voting

Ballot counting gets underway in Afghanistan’s legislative elections after a day of voting marred by poll-related violence in which scores of Afghans were killed or wounded. At hundreds of stations polling was extended for another day amid delays and technical glitches. IMAGES

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late — or not at all — due to technical glitches and lack of staff.

Afghans come out to vote despite security concerns

Afghan women cast their vote at a polling centre in Mazar-e-Sharif for the country’s legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. IMAGES

‘Price of democracy’: Afghans risking their lives to vote

From a university student to an artist, Afghans planning to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election say they are willing to risk their lives for democracy. Three Afghans across the war-torn country explain why their vote matters.

Afghans discuss upcoming parliamentary elections

Some Afghans are optimistic about the country’s long-delayed parliamentary elections which is scheduled for October 20 and hope the government to take serious steps to ease security concerns on the day.