New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
Mullah Akhtar Mansour's comments are apparently aimed at fending off the emerging risk of the group splintering into factions at a time when there is growing discord.
Mullah Omar's death: Taliban's loss, Islamic State's gain
Will the Taliban splinter in the wake of its leader's death?
The apparent death of the Taliban's leader could actually be bad for peace
Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government are supposed to start today.
Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died more than two years ago
As the country urges peace talks, the news will likely deepen Taliban divisions over who should lead the group.
Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
US-AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN:Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
Afghanistan's model city is also its kidnapping capital
The kidnappers in Herat are not usually members of the Taliban or any other armed opposition group. Their motives are not ideological.
Chinese FM to attend donors' conference in Nepal
BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a conference of international donors in Kathmandu of Nepal on June 24 and 25.
Brazen Taliban attack on Afghan parliament kills two
The assault in downtown Kabul raises more questions about security as Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban for the first time without the aid of NATO troops.
The Taliban have captured a key district in Afghanistan's north
The Taliban are overwhelming US-trained Afghan forces and now threatening to take Kunduz City.
Greek islanders are breaking the law to help thousands of desperate migrants
Some 20,000 refugees have arrived in Lesvos since January. But the island struggles to cope, lacking funds and manpower.
It's not looking good for the world's most distinguished terrorist group
This is the current state of Al Qaeda.
Freed Taliban leader behind first US casualty in Afghanistan could soon return to fight US
Mullah Mohammad Fazl was released from Guantanamo last year as part of the swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The prison uprising he planned claimed the life of Mike Spann.
Afghanistan endures a painful spring as young Afghans search for hope
Recent attacks in Kabul have spooked Westerners and challenged millennials' optimism for a better future.
The Taliban targeted foreigners in another deadly Kabul hotel attack
A five-hour assault on Kabul's Park Palace guesthouse killed at least 14, including an American, a Briton, four Indians and a Kazakh.
Afghanistan's recent advances for women could disappear as soon as US troops leave
Some experts are worried that the modest successes of the past 13 years won't stick without foreign forces propping them up.
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.
Go inside a unique school creating futures for Afghan girls (VIDEO)
Girls' education was outlawed under the Taliban, and the US invasion helped clear the way for female education. That's now under threat.
As America's longest war drags on, Afghanistan becomes 'Foreverstan'
The US military has now been in Afghanistan for nearly 14 years. A new Special Report explores what has been lost and gained.
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.