Topic: Taliban

Afghan girl toting balloons during Nowruz celebrations in Kabul (photo: Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Negotiating with the Taliban for girls′ education

Treading carefully

Headless Buddha in the Afghan National Museum (photo: Emran Feroz)

Afghan National Museum

The many headless Buddhas

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

Digital Literacy Programme for girls in Afghanistan (source: Digital Citizen Fund)

Emancipation in Afghanistan

Breaking down cyber barriers

Members of the Bavarian Refugee Council demonstrate against deportations to Afghanistan at Munich Airport (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Deportations to Afghanistan

No safe country of origin

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Commemorating the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud on the 15th anniversary of his death in Kabul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Marai)

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Afghanistan's Cold War hero

Afghan militias in Ghazni province (photo: DW)

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Where the warlords still hold sway

Pakistan police escort Maliq Ishaq, leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to the High Court in Lahore (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Str)

Pakistan and sectarianism

The enemy within

Taliban fighters east of Kabul (photo: picture-alliance/AP/R. Gul)

The Taliban′s spring offensive

Over one million displaced Afghans

John Baily and Veronica Doubleday in Geneva (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan″ by John Baily

Without music, no humanity

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi (photo: ARD)

The Afghan author Taqi Akhlaqi

The not-so-universal art of writing

Afghan refugees in Iran (photo: Meysam Hasanloo)

Afghan refugees in Iran

On the fringes of society

Afghan security forces at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan (photo: picture alliance/ZUMA Press/S. Saiem)

NATO in Afghanistan

Hopes of withdrawal fade

Zebulon Simentov, the last Jew in Kabul blows the shofar horn (photo: Reuters)

Judaism in Afghanistan

Kabul's one remaining Jew

The German-Afghan photographer Lela Ahmadzai (photo: dpa)

Interview with the German-Afghan photographer Lela Ahmadzai

The undaunted women of Kabul

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