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.
Swedish-British journalist Nils Horner shot dead in central Kabul
The attack took place barely a minute's walk from the site of another Lebanese restaurant, where Afghan Taliban fighters killed eight Afghans and 13 foreigners in January.
Afghan Taliban threatens to attack 'sham elections by full force'
The Taliban said the proceedings were being stage-managed by the United States.
Five Afghan soldiers killed in air strike by NATO-led force
The airstrike seriously wounded at least eight other soldiers, said district governor Khalilullah Kamal.
Obama warns Karzai of full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
The US threat was the latest twist in a long political tug-of-war with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has infuriated Washington with his refusal to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement.
Burqa-wearing gunmen attack Afghan police HQ near Kabul
Men aren't afraid to wear the all-covering women's burqa to disguise themselves and evade security checks in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan releases 65 prisoners in spite of warnings from the US
The US embassy calls it a 'deeply regrettable' move that runs counter to a 2012 agreement on detainees.
Kabul discovers its first case of polio in 13 years
While polio is endemic in Afghanistan, the capital has been free of the disease since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.
Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out
A total of 8,615 civilian casualties were recorded in 2013, with 2,959 killed and 5,656 wounded.
The Taliban claims it's holding this military dog hostage (VIDEO)
In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, this could be a first.
Afghanistan's Karzai holding secret talks with Taliban: Report
The withdrawal of all US troops in 2014 would leave Afghanistan's fledgling security forces to fight the Taliban insurgency alone.
Swedish marines sing and dance 'Greased Lightnin' in Afghanistan (VIDEO)
Swedish marines dance and lip-sync John Travolta and the rest of the 'Grease' cast in a somewhat impressive parody of 'Greased Lightnin.'
Will Afghan women prove a match for the Taliban?
Q & A with Palwasha Kakar, director of women’s empowerment and development at The Asia Foundation in Kabul.
Kabul: The war gets real
Life will never be the same for foreign civilians in Kabul after the bombing of a popular restaurant.
Taliban's Kabul restaurant attack kills 14, including foreigners
Taliban claims responsibility for assault on the Taverna du Liban in the upmarket Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Mother of five named Afghanistan's first female district police chief
Jamila Bayaz will head District 1 in the capital Kabul.
'Lone Survivor': A fact check
Spoiler: The facts are wrong. ‘Lone Survivor’ raises troubling questions about the Afghan war, and the immensely brave but sometimes misguided soldiers who are putting their lives on the line there.
Here's how people in Muslim countries think women should dress
The Pew Research Center posted a graphic Thursday showing how people in Muslim-majority countries feel women should dress in public.