Taliban releases US soldier in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay detainees
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Qatar would take steps to ensure that US national security would not be endangered by taking in the five Taliban detainees.
'The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans,' Obama says
US President Barack Obama said the US will maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after 2014 'if the Afghan government signs the Bilateral Security Agreement.'
Militants attack the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat
The attack underscores Afghanistan's security issue as the country prepares to take over from foreign combat troops after more than a decade of war against a Taliban insurgency.
A landslide killed more than 2,100 people in northeast Afghanistan
Villagers were praying in two mosques when they were entombed by a tide of debris storming down the mountain.
Why Afghan media spun election day
There was actually more violence this time, but you didn't hear it from the press. Journalists are now admitting to a blackout.
A landslide in Afghanistan kills at least 350 people, says UN
The disaster follows severe flooding in other parts of northern Afghanistan, with 150 people dead and 67,000 people affected in three provinces.
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Afghan and foreign forces kill 60 militants near Pakistan's border
'Hundreds of insurgents tried to take over the district center but we were there and hit them with a huge blow,' Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
Elections in Afghanistan: What’s next?
Preliminary results show a runoff is in the works, but concerns over fraud remain.
A British military helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills 5 NATO troops
The International Security Assistance Force said it is 'still in the process of reviewing the circumstances to determine more facts.'
Flash floods kill more than 80 people in north Afghanistan
The floodwaters swept through villages and fields, engulfing thousands of homes and leaving many people seeking safety on the roofs of their houses.
A security guard kills 3 Americans at a hospital in Kabul
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for similar attacks this year, but made no comment about Thursday's shooting.
This is what it takes to pack up the US war in Afghanistan
"For size and complexity, think of something in between D-Day and the moon landing.”
Afghan election love fest is officially over
With just 10 percent of the vote counted, it’s a close race between two powerful men. Anything could happen.
Afghanistan Newspeak: 10 ways the US skews the narrative
NATO forces aren't 'leaving' but 'transitioning.'
Violence a day late in Afghanistan
Saturday's polls closed without much of the Taliban's promised violence, but a bomb killed 2 and destroyed ballots on Sunday.
The biggest problem in the Afghanistan election?
Hint: It wasn't the Taliban.
Only one report of violence in the first hours of Afghanistan polls
The Taliban have rejected the election as a foreign plot and urged their fighters to attack polling staff and voters.
This year's 8 biggest examples of the Taliban's bloody comeback
The extremist group has made good on their promise of violence. Will they succeed in disrupting the vote?
The Taliban is paying Afghans $5 to surrender their voter cards before tomorrow's election
Saturday's election will bring the first democratic transfer of power in war-torn Afghanistan and an end to the rule of President Hamid Karzai.
Afghan policeman kills one AP journalist, wounds another
The assault on the journalists came just weeks after an Afghan journalist with the Agence France-Presse news agency was killed by Taliban gunmen.
One of these men will lead Afghanistan
Experts call it 'a real dogfight.' But the Afghan vote will show whether the country has a shot at a peaceful, stable future.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 6 policemen in Kabul just days before the presidential election
The attack came on the last day of campaigning for an election that is intended to mark the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan's history.
Afghan Taliban insurgents attack foreign guesthouse in Kabul
'A suicide bomber detonated his car loaded with explosives in front of a guesthouse used by foreign and Afghan citizens,' said a spokesman for Kabul's police chief.
Four people killed in a Taliban attack on an election office in Afghanistan
The rise in violence has fueled nervousness in Kabul ahead of the presidential vote on April 5.
Afghan journalist's son regains consciousness after deadly Kabul hotel attack
Abuzar Ahmad, whose parents and two siblings were among nine people killed in Thursday's attack, has woken from a coma.
Afghanistan says Pakistan is behind last week's deadly attack on a hotel in Kabul
Pakistan's foreign ministry called it 'disturbing' that Kabul was implicating Islamabad in the attack.
The Kabul Serena’s dark history
‘That place is cursed,’ Afghans say.
Iran celebrates Nowruz, or Persian New Year, with hopes for a revived economy
Nowruz is celebrated across continents and cultures, from Afghanistan and Albania to Iran, Turkey and India.
A respected AFP journalist, his wife and 2 children were among the 9 killed by the Taliban yesterday
Prominent Afghan journalists responded to the killing by announcing a boycott of Taliban coverage for 15 days.
Taliban claims attack on Serena hotel in Kabul, a popular spot for Westerners in Afghanistan
At least three were injured and more feared dead after gunmen stormed the Serena hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Taliban ramped up attacks across the country ahead of elections.