Helmand

Love, rage, silence: Secret lives of Afghan female poets

With her kohl-rimmed eyes cast down, Nadia lilts through a folk couplet before a secret assembly of women poets on a forbidden subject that often gets people killed in Afghanistan -- love.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

US journalist and translator killed in Afghan ambush

A veteran US photojournalist and a translator have been killed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Love, rage, silence: Secret lives of Afghan female poets

With her kohl-rimmed eyes cast down, Nadia lilts through a folk couplet before a secret assembly of women poets on a forbidden subject that often gets people killed in Afghanistan -- love.

December 24, 2015
December 24, 2015

Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Afghan Taliban: Helmand town police HQ ‘under siege’

The police HQ in the strategic Afghan town of Sangin remains under siege after a Taliban attack, officials say.