Update for Sunday, February 19, 2017

Update for Sunday, February 19, 2017

Iraqi PM Abadi announces start of offensive to recapture western Mosul. Iraqi federal police are attacking from the south, attempting to capture the airport. Planes dropped millions of leaflets on the city announcing the offensive and calling on Jiha...

Update for Saturday, February 11, 2017

Update for Saturday, February 11, 2017

AFGHANISTAN  Two U.S. soldiers are injured in a firefight in Helmand. An airstrike called in to support the action may have killed up to 25 civilians, according to local officials. One of the U.S. soldiers suffered a gunshot wound and has been transp...

The Guardian Maternal death rates in Afghanistan may be worse than previously thought Maternal death rates in Afghanistan may be worse than previously thought Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight

The Guardian Maternal death rates in Afghanistan may be worse than previously thought Maternal death rates in Afghanistan may be worse than previously thought Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight

For years, declining death rates among pregnant women have been hailed as one of the great gains of foreign aid in . In reality, however, Afghan women dying in pregnancy or childbirth may be more than twice as high as numbers provided by donors would...

The Guardian Sharp rise in children killed and maimed in Afghan war, UN report reveals Sharp rise in children killed and maimed in Afghan war, UN report reveals Andrew Quilty: my three years photographing Afghanistan's 'forgotten war'

The Guardian Sharp rise in children killed and maimed in Afghan war, UN report reveals Sharp rise in children killed and maimed in Afghan war, UN report reveals Andrew Quilty: my three years photographing Afghanistan's 'forgotten war'

The number of children killed and maimed in the Afghan war increased dramatically last year, according to the UN, which has documented the highest civilian casualty toll in the country since 2001. In a report released on Monday, the UN documented 11,...