Country: Afghanistan

The self-styled "caliph", Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: YouTube

ISIS leader in Iraq

The new face of Jihadism?

Afghan workers in Iran (photo: Murtzeza Musawi/DW)

Afghan refugees in Iran

Treated like second-class citizens

Jubilant mujahideen on a captured Russian armoured personnel carrier during the war between Afghanistan and the USSR (photo: Getty Images)

Book review: Fadia Faqir's "Willow Trees Don't Weep"

Abandoned for the sake of jihad

Women in Kabul (photo: DW/H. Sirat)

Abortion in Afghanistan

Trying to break a major societal taboo

The British-Pakistani author Nadeem Aslam at lit.cologne in Cologne (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Nadeem Aslam

Shadows of the past

An election helper empties a ballot box after the Afghan presidential election (photo: Reuters)

Presidential election in Afghanistan

Defying the Taliban

An election poster in Afghanistan (photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Afghanistan expert Thomas Ruttig

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"The violence threshold is low"

Women in the Afghan parliament in 2013 (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Women's rights in Afghanistan

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New Afghan law curtails women's rights

A Persian "Haft Sin" table featuring seven foods and objects all beginning with the letter "s" (photo: Imago/UPI Photo)

Nowruz: one of the world's oldest festivals

"My paleness is yours, your colour is mine!"

Imran Khan attends the unveiling of his party's manifesto for the 2013 general election, Islamabad, 9 April 2013 (photo: Aamir QureshiAFP/Getty Images)

Portrait of Pakistani politician Imran Khan

Flirting with the Taliban

Studentinnen der Universität Kabul in der Uni-Bibliothek; Foto:DW

Higher Education in Afghanistan

Education for Progress in Afghanistan

Students shout anti-government and anti-U.S. slogans as they protest against the national gathering called a "loya jirga", in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan November 19, 2013. The students expressed their concern about a proposed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the U.S. (photo: REUTERS)

The Afghan Muddle

Farewell to Power Politics

Film Poster Burka Avenger (Source: picture-alliance/AP)

"Burka Avenger"

Pakistan's Female Muslim Superhero

New York and the Twin Towers under attack on 9/11 (photo: AP)

"The Clash of Civilisations"

Where Huntington Got It Wrong

Protests against Prism and digital surveillance (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Surveillance and Domestic Security since 9/11

Like Donkeys Carrying Books

Screenshot of the Facebook fan site of the Burka Avenger (source: DW)

Pakistani Cartoon Series

Superhero in a Burqa

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