US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip

US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' US woman held by Taliban-linked group describes 'captivity with no end in sight' Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip

The American woman kidnapped in alongside her Canadian husband and held hostage for five years has disputed the official account of their rescue and explained why she and her husband decided to have more children while in captivity. “It was a decisio...

Sima Wali obituary Sima Wali obituary

Sima Wali obituary Sima Wali obituary

Nearly 40 years of war and insecurity have taken their toll on Afghan women, and access to education, health services and the rule of law remain severely limited. Sima Wali, who has died aged 66 from , a rare neurological disease, was a persistent vo...

Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange indirect fire as government moves to take the town of Altun Kupri, just outside the official boundary of the Kurdish autonomous region. There are no reported casualties, however Kurdish command claims to have destroy...