Karzai claims the US and the Taliban have resumed talks in Qatar
US denies Afghan president Hamid Karzai's assertion that the Taliban and the US have reopened reconciliation talks.
Afghan suicide bombers strike during US official Chuck Hagel's visit
Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the country, officials said.
Explosion hits Kabul during press briefing by new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Suicide bomb appears to have exploded outside Afghan defense ministry, say police, and three civilians have been killed.
Hagel makes surprise visit to Kabul
Hagel's trip to Afghanistan is his first since being appointed as defense secretary.
Malina Suliman, 23-year-old Afghan graffiti artist, says victimized by Taliban
A daring young graffiti artist reportedly admired by Karzai says she's being targeted by extremists.
Australian troops kill two Afghan children: officials
NATO commander accepts blame, offers apology after helicopter kills 2 boys in Afghanistan.
Chuck Hagel sworn in as defense secretary (VIDEO)
Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the US secretary of defense on Wednesday after a difficult nomination process.
Taliban drug, kill 17 policemen in Afghanistan
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Afghan policemen in Ghazni province.
Word of the Day: Gardaa
Because marijuana doesn't already have enough street names.
Afghanistan: US troops ordered out of two provinces
The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak and Logar within two weeks.
In conservative Pakistan, everybody must get stoned
The garbage man doubles as a dealer, and you can light up in a prominent Sufi shrine — never mind the death penalty.
In North Korea and Middle East, US should rework failed policies
Commentary: New strategies are needed to counter a new and threatening reality.
General John Allen, US commander tipped for top Europe post, resigns
Obama loses long-serving NATO commander with Tuesday resignation.
Afghanistan: Civilian casualties down for first time in 6 years
Afghanistan's civilian deaths dropped 12 percent in 2012, according to a UN report.
Afghanistan's post-NATO era takes shape
Even before the last troops pull out, parts of Afghanistan have already descended into ethnic violence and civil conflict.
NATO agrees to Karzai air strike ban in Afghanistan
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been a vocal opponent of NATO air strikes, saying that the civilian deaths were counterproductive in fighting the Taliban.
Hamid Karzai moves to ban Afghan army requests for foreign air strikes
Hamid Karzai said he will issue a decree Sunday banning NATO strikes on residential areas.
NATO accused of killing up to 10 civilians in Afghanistan's Kunar province
Officials in Afghanistan say a NATO airstrike killed as many as 10 civilians, including several women and children.
Drum roll, please … State of the Union, 2013!
From North Korean nukes to Afghanistan pullout, global problems weigh heavily as Obama seeks to capitalize on the single best moment for his legislative agenda.
Obama to announce 34k troop pullout from Afghanistan: officials (VIDEO)
Obama set to announce a major US draw-down in Afghanistan.
Obama presents Clinton Romesha with Medal of Honor (VIDEO)
President Obama presented Clinton Romesha with the Medal of Honor.
Uzbekistan offers West safe Afghan exit in exchange for weapons
Uzbekistan eyes arms used in Afghanistan.
Afghan boy is imprisoned for having sex with adult men
Thirteen-year-old boy allegedly had sex with two men in the Western province of Herat, and has been imprisoned for a year.
US Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford takes over NATO forces in Afghanistan
Gen. Joseph Dunford is taking over command from Gen. John Allen to oversee the last two years of the war.
Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does
Commentary: GOP senators opt to grandstand rather than ask serious questions on defense policy.
Welcome to Kabul: Here are some brass knuckles
With the West focused on Afghanistan’s countryside and military withdrawal, parts of the capital are slipping into lawlessness.
Afghanistan, Pakistan peace talks: deal within 6 months, say leaders
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said they would work to reach a peace settlement within the next six months.
UK PM Cameron to host peace talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold talks with British PM David Cameron about the Afghan Peace Process.
Afghan cricket team aims for 2015 World Cup
The Afghanistan national cricket team wants to win big.
Foreign policy reality: changed circumstances require new answers
Commentary: Kerry has an opportunity to look anew at the world and US response to crises.
Foreign policy for profit
Obama's political guru David Axelrod joins a long line of American politicos who are working outside their usual stomping grounds.