Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 43 people dead.
The Taliban said it has agreed to a temporary nationwide ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window during which a peace agreement with the United States could be signed.
A former Royal Marine who holds the world record for the fastest unsupported row across the Atlantic has described receiving a British Empire Medal as “the icing on the cake”.
Afghanistan’s president has won a second term, earning 50.6% of a preliminary vote count, but his opponents can still challenge the result, according to the country’s election commission.
President Donald Trump has paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.
The Taliban said they have freed an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it may investigate the British military for the first time after allegations that war crimes had been committed, it has been reported.
FOUR BBC journalists were injured and their Afghan driver killed when they were caught up in a suicide bombing in Kabul that left 80 dead.