In Kot district in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 70-year-old grandmother Niaz Bibi lost three sons and three grandsons in two separate attacks by the Islamic State group, which has a growing footprint in the region. Now Bibi is left taking care of their surviving offspring -- about 40 orphans in total.
Islamic State group fighters beheaded three of Niaz Bibi's sons and shot three grandsons dead in a remote part of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which is home to both the Taliban and a growing IS affiliate. Now Bibi, 70, is left taking care of the surviving grandchildren -- about 40 orphans in total.
Mariam Solaimankhail , an Afghan-American born and raised in the US, left behind her life as a businesswoman in Los Angeles and moved to Afghanistan six years ago. Undeterred by pre-election violence, she is campaigning for a change in Afghanistan.
The German government no longer sees any reason to delay deportations of rejected Afghan asylum-seekers, although the situation in Afghanistan remains unstable. DW meets a man who may have to return to the country his family was forced to flee.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has called on the Taliban to take part in peace talks to "save the country." Ghani made his comments at the 2nd Kabul Process Conference, which was attended by representatives from more than 20 countries and international organisations.