Every weekend, fighters from around Afghanistan gather on a public field in the capital to pit their skills against each other in a sport that is a mix of judo and wrestling.
Women from a taekwondo team in Herat call for the Taliban not to 'obstruct the path of girls' as they display their medals in the city in western Afghanistan. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power.
Taliban fighters pose for selfies and take video at Paghman Hill Castle, a scenic site in northeast of Kabul days after taking power in Afghanistan. The Islamist hardliners are back in power after being ousted in a US-led invasion nearly 20 years ago.
Lately, repentant Boko Haram members, accompanied by their families, have been surrendering to the Nigerian military. Many have been asking “why the sudden surrender” by these Boko Haram members. Here are the reasons why they have been ‘surrendering’ to Nigerian troops.
Thousands of members of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary alliance gather in Baghdad to mourn comrades killed in American air strikes along the Syrian border. The US raids early Monday sparked an exchange of fire between pro-Iranian militias and the US-led coalition in eastern Syria, as well as fears of a new US-Iran escalation amid faltering efforts to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
A group of fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have pledged allegiance to rival group the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group's leader died, a video obtained by Reuters showed.
Funerals have been held in southern Gaza for four members of the Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. Their bodies were found in a tunnel, reportedly killed by Israel airstrikes before a ceasefire ended the recent 11-day conflict.
25 Dec 2020
Even as the Taliban and Afghan forces are engaged in pitch battles across Afghanistan, militant commander Haji Lala made his plans to renounce violence, and in that he was helped by a local police officer.
21 Sep 2020
The Afghan air force carried out multiple strikes on Taliban positions in the northeast of the country, reportedly also killing women and children. The attack happened a week after long-awaited peace talks kicked off.
17 Aug 2020
Police examine the site where ten civilians and one police officer were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters, according to officials, at an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital.
Nigerian universities’ scientists discover vaccine for COVID-19, APC reacts to Obaseki’s PDP move and more
19 Jun 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Saturday.