Topic: Taliban

An Afghan woman holds her new passport at the passport office in Kabul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Bandari)

Afghanistan: the Taliban′s Kunduz offensive

"There's nothing left to keep me here"

German soldiers in conversation with village dwellers near Kunduz in 2011 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

After the Taliban attack on Kunduz

Lacking political vision

An unmanned US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moonlit night, 31 January 2010  (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/K. Wigglesworth)

Interview with journalist Chris Woods on drone warfare

"It's not risk-free war, it's displaced war"

Member of the Creative Frontiers team working on "Paasban" (photo: Creative Frontiers)

Fighting extremism through the medium of comics

"We needed to do more than just attend candlelight vigils"

Jamila, an elderly Hindu from North Waziristan, and her grandson in a shelter in Bannu, Pakistan (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Hindus in Pakistan


"I want to preserve my Hindu bloodline in North Waziristan"

Remembering the victims of the Taliban attack on a military school in December 2014 in Peshwar, Pakistan (photo: DW/F. Khan)

Islam in Pakistan

The myth of the Muslim monolith

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel (photo: Niklas Schenck)

Interview with Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel

"My life in Afghanistan is more normal than people assume"

Afghan Sufis at prayer (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Masso)

Sufis in Afghanistan


The forgotten mystics of the Hindu Kush

Taliban in Helmand Province (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

"Islamic State" versus "Taliban Emirate"

One caliph too many

Pakistani schoolgirls look out from a vehicle on their way to school near the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Taliban attacks on schools in Pakistan

"We will never forget what happened"

A Pakistani soldier walks through the Army Public School a day after the deadly attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar, 17 December 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A Majeed)

Peshawar school attack

The cynical logic of the Pakistan Taliban

Pro-IS wall-chalkings in Balochistan that read "Long Live ISIS, long live Daish" and "Move forward, O dear Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. - Lashkar-e-Khurasaan" (photo: Kiran Nazish)

The emergence of Islamic State in Pakistan


"They don't negotiate, they don't make partners"

Protests against US drones in Pakistan (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan


Living in the shadow of the "angels of death"

President Ashraf Ghani (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan's new president: Ashraf Ghani

The intellectual and the warlords

A street in Kabul (photo: DW)

Afghanistan after Hamid Karzai

Facing an uncertain future