The fall of Jalalabad has left Afghanistan's central government in control of just Kabul and seven other provincial capitals out of the country's 34. Meanwhile, the US has announced that evacuation of the embassy in Kabul has started.
Denmark and Norway announce that they are closing their embassies in Afghanistan for now as Germany draws down staff in its mission amid a rapid Taliban advance across the country.
Europe will not be able to convince Ankara to open its borders to host Afghan refugees. It should work with Turkey diplomatically and financially instead.
Germany, which sends $504 million in aid annually to Afghanistan, will end much-needed support if the Taliban insurgent group takes control and introduces Islamic law, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says.
The man identified as David S was working at the British Embassy in Berlin and is suspected of having passed on work documents to the Russians, German federal prosecutors say.
Rights groups and legal experts fear that a recent European court ruling on wearing hijab in the workplace can be a precursor to a full hijab ban in some European countries.
As the death toll rises to nearly 205, the ruling CDU party is facing stiff opposition for neglecting early warnings from climate experts, dimming its electoral prospects in the September federal polls.
Since the uprising began in 2011, military hospitals became torture chambers for the Assad regime.
Patrick Moster of German cycling federation used the racist phrase as he urged rider Nikias Arndt to beat opponents from Algeria and Eritrea.
Explosion at chemical park in western Leverkusen city leaves two dead, five missing and over two dozen people wounded, officials say.
Foreign governments call for restoration of democracy and dialogue after president sacks government and suspends parliament, sparking protests across the North African country.
Under the deal, Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to wield energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other central and eastern European countries.
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