The road to Qala-i-Jangi: Circling back to America’s first casualty in Afghanistan
The Qala-i-Jangi Fortress was the site of a legendary battle in 2001. The battle offered hard lessons about Afghanistan's history that the US still seems to have failed to learn.
An Afghan millennial in exile reflects on his country from the US
Qais Akbar Omar left Afghanistan in 2012, and has been unable to return. Now he writes from Massachusetts about growing up in the midst of war.
Obama admits accidentally killing 3 Americans in counterterrorism strikes in Pakistan
One American victim, killed along with an Italian, were Al Qaeda hostages. The two other Americans were alleged Al Qaeda affiliates.
IS claims deadly Afghan suicide attack: President Ghani
The attack appears to be the first of its kind by the Islamic State in the country.
The 'fighting season' returns to Afghanistan
The Taliban has stepped up attacks after the brutal Afghan winter. And it is now joined by the Islamic State. This fighting season could be one of the worst yet.
Equality for Afghan women remains a critical goal for President Ghani
Commentary: Rula Ghani, his wife, is an important partner in fulfilling his promise of leadership for women.
Afghanistan after the murder of Farkhunda
Afghan women are finding their voices — and their rage — in the wake of a brutal murder.
US reconstruction aid for Afghanistan is focused on weapons; much is siphoned off by corruption
Commentary: There are billions unaccounted for.
It's 2015. Time for some new US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
America's major wars are technically over, but there are still plenty of boots on the ground. Here's a look at the missions guiding US engagement this year.
This animation shows you why cluster bombs are so devastating to civilians
The US once dropped explosives in Afghanistan that, before detonation, looked an awful lot like humanitarian rations. Here's why they're still a problem there and beyond.
The Islamic State in Afghanistan: The boogeyman under the bed
Talk — and fear — of ‘Daesh’ is growing in Afghanistan. But that doesn't mean its presence is increasing.
Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home
The army and police say they killed more than 50 militants nationwide in the past 48 hours.
Suicide bomber hits French-run school in Kabul
France said several people were killed and many were injured.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.
Kabul police chief quits after South African family dies in Taliban attack
Meanwhile officials said Afghan forces had ousted insurgents trying to seize former US and British base Camp Bastion in the south.
It's been a week of mayhem in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is thrusting itself once again into the spotlight, as attack piles upon attack, and Afghans wonder uneasily what awaits them.
Bomb targets British convoy in Kabul
The situation in Afghanistan is going from bad to worse.
Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
The Taliban and other jihadist militants have unleashed waves of suicide attacks in Afghanistan this year as foreign forces pull out after 13 years of war.
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
Suicide attackers target foreign compound in Kabul
The attack on the Green Village was the latest in a series of suicide blasts in Kabul as US-led NATO troops end their 13-year war against the Taliban.
How the Taliban and a cow prove Afghanistan loves social media
Read on, you'll see why.
Explosions rock Kabul
The relative calm that had come to Afghanistan's capital in recent months appears to have now left.
NATO has suddenly classified details of Afghan military and police capabilities
The decision to hide details about the fighting ability of Afghan security forces — the most expensive part of the reconstruction effort — is 'inexplicable,' a federal auditor says.
Soldiers, doctors fight to keep spirits up amid drawdown in Afghanistan
As the US pulls its troops out of the country, those who remain struggle against exhaustion, boredom and a sense of helpless resignation.
The US and UK finally left Helmand, Afghanistan. Here are 4 reasons why it's nothing to celebrate
The US and UK forces' withdrawal from the southern Afghan province marks a major step in winding down the war. But look at what they're leaving behind.
Last US and British forces leave key base in Afghanistan
By Jan. 1, there will be only 12,500 foreign forces in the country to advice and train the Afghan security forces that have been built up almost from scratch in recent years.
An author questioned God in Afghanistan's press. Here's what happened next
A newspaper closed, an editor arrested, protests popping up in the capital, all over an article that almost no one has seen. What gives?
The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem is worse than ever
In other words, it ain’t working.
Afghan poppy cultivation hits new high despite $7.6 billion US counter-narcotics efforts
Afghanistan produces more than 80 percent of the world's illicit opium, and profits from the illegal trade help fund the Taliban insurgency.
Afghanistan arrests 2 Haqqani militant group commanders
The Haqqanis have been blamed for attacks on the Afghan government and NATO targets across Afghanistan.
Taliban ambush in northern Afghanistan and bombs in Kabul and elsewhere kill 25
It was the second car-bomb attack on international forces in Kabul in a month.