As we head closer to the 2020 presidential election, it is critical to ask how this war is going. Are we winning or losing? Is enduring peace in Afghanistan even possible?
The Taliban ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 and enforced a regime that gave women virtually no rights, banning them from travelling, working, and getting an education.
US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of war
The Finnish government says it has agreed to take in 175 asylum-seekers from camps in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta "to alleviate the humanitarian situation" experienced by refugees in the Mediterranean members of the European Union.
If all goes to plan a peace accord is due to be signed at the end of the week in Qatar where the Taliban have a political office.
The truce came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met in Munich with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani.
Trump met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and addressed U.S. troops, telling them that America was “substantially” reducing its military presence in the country.
Whilst still only a fraction of global terror deaths are attributed to the far-right, it is a growing menace in the west, rising 320% in the last five years.
After decades of conflict and instability, around 2.5 million Afghans have sought asylum overseas, many of them in Europe. But the war torn country is also a destination for refugees fleeing neighbouring states, including Pakistan and Iran.
Afghanistan's presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at 20 percent amid fears the Taliban kept many away from polling stations.
Troops atop an armored personnel carrier and on foot, their rifles at the ready, protected about 100 of Kabul's young, who are worried that if war doesn't kill them, climate change will.
The one hope Afghans have for this disappointing moment is that a process can be created in which they will have a say in their nation’s fate.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was calling off talks with Afghanistan on Saturday night.
"Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders ... were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday," Trump tweeted.
The explosion came as a senior U.S. diplomat was visiting Kabul to brief Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a draft peace accord reached with the insurgents that could see thousands of U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In 2001, Taliban fighters smashed more than 2,500 figurines they judged to be "un-Islamic". Museum staff are now creating a digital record of the collection in case of further threat.
The 2010 winner, South African Jodi Bieber, acknowledges that the photojournalism industry is male-dominated.
The explosion happened at the Dubai City venue in the west of the city, which is home to many members of the Shiite Hazara community.
Overall, just over a third of decisions (34%) issued in the first six months of 2019 were granted EU-regulated protection
In the first half of the year, foreign and government forces killed 717 civilians, while anti-government elements (including Taliban) caused 531 deaths, the UN said.
Children head to work in Afghanistan as poverty persists
A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.
Almost 11,000 civilians were killed in the country in 2018 and the Taliban is in a stronger military position now than at any point since 2001.
In an interview with Euronews, Pakistan's Foreign Minister warned that the escalating situation between the US and Iran could have consequences on Afghanistan.
During Lyon's edition of the Refugee Food Festival, Euronews met four refugees working as chefs in France to learn their life stories.
The war in Afghanistan is raging on and the future will likely see even more children forced to flee their homes and embark on a dangerous journey in the hope of safety elsewhere.