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23 Jul 18
Fear of an insurgent takeover has driven women away from local media.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar pictured in April 2012. (Photo: Omerdon100/Wikimedia Commons)
19 Jul 18
Factions demand radical changes to electoral system.
18 Jul 18
Fraud high on list of likely issues that may undermine results.
Ink stains the finger of an Afghan soldier, proof that he voted. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
16 Jul 18
Questions raised as to whether it will even be possible to vote in some districts.
A soldier with the Afghan National Army stands inside a room which was previously part of a jail used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Achin District, Afghanistan. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
12 Jul 18
Locals question why propaganda broadcasts have not been shut down.
Afghan workers of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) load ballot boxes to be distributed to polling stations. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
11 Jul 18
A system intended to ensure transparency in October’s polls may not go far enough.
Officials and farmers say that lucrative crops, especially the highly-valued pistachios, will help replace narcotics. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
10 Jul 18
New scheme aims to entice locals away from growing narcotics that help fuel insurgency.
Talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon and oxygen. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
6 Jul 18
Workers speak out over harsh and risky conditions.
5 Jul 18
Bomber defies tight security to launch deadly strike on communal leadership
A newborn baby sleeps inside the Neonatal ward at a Kabul hospital. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
4 Jul 18
With little access to healthcare, expectant mothers simply hope for the best.