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.
13 photos that sum up the US role in Afghanistan these last 13 years
It's the 13th anniversary of the Afghanistan War. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Afghanistan signs deal with US to keep foreign troops in the country
Under the terms of agreement, about 12,000 foreign troops are expected to stay to train and assist Afghan security forces.
Afghanistan swears in first new president Ashraf Ghani amid deadly Taliban attack
Meanwhile, the US embassy announced Afghanistan would sign a security agreement with the US allowing a small continent of troops to remain.
Taliban fighters storm Afghan district southwest of capital, kill dozens
The battle for Ajrestan illustrates the grave challenges facing Afghanistan's new president as foreign combat troops prepare to leave at the end of the year.
Afghans are riding a secret Kabul-Canada express
Three Afghan soldiers vanished from Cape Cod and turned up at the Canadian border at Niagara Falls. Afghanistan's future is still AWOL.
Ashraf Ghani named Afghanistan's next president
Ghani signed a power-sharing deal with rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over disputed election results.
The US is now involved in 134 wars or none, depending on your definition of 'war'
The answer is probably more like 3 < X < 10.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency, killing 6 people
A pattern of bold offensives by militants has emerged across Afghanistan in recent weeks during the summer 'fighting season.'
Here’s what James Foley meant to us
GlobalPost's editorial team pays tribute to our slain colleague and friend.
Red Cross says 5 of its workers have been seized in western Afghanistan
The latest spate of kidnappings underscores the ongoing dangers faced by both Afghans and foreigners working for development and aid groups across the country.
General's killing exposes fault lines in the US-Afghan relationship
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Tuesday in a green-on-blue shooting that left many others injured. He was the first US general killed on an overseas battlefield since the Vietnam War.
Pentagon confirms a US general was killed by an Afghan soldier near Kabul
The Pentagon's spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said that 'up to 15' people were injured in the attack.
7 insane problems outlined in the new Afghan reconstruction report
Think things are bad? You don’t know the half of it.
Car bomb attack kills at least 89 people in Afghanistan
The attack comes at an uneasy time in Afghanistan as the country recounts votes from a disputed presidential election which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.
Will Afghanistan be the new Iraq?
Not likely, but don’t get too excited just yet.
Here are the world's 10 biggest refugee groups compared to populations of US cities
There are almost as many refugees from Afghanistan as people in Denver, Colorado.
Thousands march across Kabul to protest election fraud
Some demonstrated their outrage by destroying posters of Karzai and shouting angry slogans against the president and the independent election commission.
Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah wants election officials to stop counting ballots
Afghanistan has for months been consumed by the electoral process which has been marred by attacks by the Taliban who say the vote is a US ploy.
A new weapon in the fight against the Taliban: Theater
Using drama to push back against misinformation and intimidation in the elections.
Death toll from flash floods in northern Afghanistan rises above 70
The floods and landslides follow recent severe flooding in other parts of northern Afghanistan.
Afghan election front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escapes assassination attempt
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Abdullah but the Taliban, seeking to set up an Islamic state, have vowed to disrupt the election.