Britain cannot sacrifice more troops in an unwinnable war just because it is a member of NATO.
Malcolm Turnbull visits the memorial at the Resolute Support Mission HQ Kabul, Afghanistan. 40 Australians have so far been killed in the long-running conflict.
Given the number of deaths and casualties in the long-running conflict, Australia needs to think carefully before committing more soldiers to a role that goes beyond training and support.
The West's strategy in Afghanistan has demonstrably failed. Is the stage now set for a much more intense war?
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
The scene of the drone strike said to have killed the Taliban’s leader.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
Minorities are increasingly facing exclusion from Pakistan's public realm; and it's not only terrorists who are responsible.
Lahore's Easter Sunday suicide attack is the latest chapter in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's campaign against the Pakistani government – and people.
A soldier stands guard at the entrance to a dormitory at Bacha Khan university where a militant attack took place.
The recent attack on a university in northern Pakistan is part of a resurgence in violence on both sides of the country's border with Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Taliban has shown it can still mount terror attacks in the country's frontier province ... despite a major military offensive.
As a new push threatens to engulf a key town in Helmand province, the Taliban looks set to turn the tide.
The coffins of people murdered by Islamic State are carried through the streets of Kabul in a demonstration against violence and terrorism.
Afghanistan has seen mass protests before, but Wednesday's was different. In a show of national unity and support for the political system, protesters called for continued international help.
As President Barack Obama extends America’s military presence in Afghanistan, Australia is determining what’s next for its military role.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Candles outside the Medecins sans Frontieres HQ in Geneva
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
Afghan refugee children returning from Pakistan learn about the dangers of mines and explosives at a UNHCR registration centre in Kabul.
As Western nations increasingly focus elsewhere, the battle for Afghanistan rages on.
The aftermath of the explosions in the parliamentary building.
The Ghani administration had been crumbling for months before this attack on the Kabul parliament.
An Afghan girl looks out of a damaged window of a shrine.
As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.
President Barack Obama and his inner circle follow the assassination of Osama bin Laden, which made headlines worldwide but is seemingly unimportant four years on.
EPA/Pete Souza/White House handout
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
Families cross the Euphrates River seeking the relative safety of Baghdad as Islamic State fighters advance with the goal of creating such violence that people turn from the government to any force capable of restoring peace.
Islamic State is a project built on solid foundations by jihadist theorists with decades of experience. The savagery of terrorism precedes the next stage of a caliphate that delivers longed-for order.
Afghan women’s rights activists mourn during the burial ceremony of Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death in Kabul on March 22.
The brutal mob attack on a young woman in the streets of Kabul reveals the instability of the Afghan government even after 12 years of US and NATO military support and aid.
In this January 2015 photograph, a man walks through the ruins of Old Aleppo, a designated World Heritage site.
Recently in Aleppo, Syria, the Jabha Shamiya militia has started carrying out a new urban warfare strategy: tunnel bombing. Aside from the human damage wrought by this tactic, it is also extremely damaging…