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.
Taliban deny sending girl, 10, on suicide mission in Afghanistan
Afghan police detained a 10-year-old girl who said her brother ordered her on a Taliban suicide mission.
More like global colding (PHOTOS)
It's snowing in a lot of places around the world today.
The 12 (rocky) months of US foreign policy
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
These will be the big news stories of 2014
Elections in Egypt, the US and India. The World Cup. The Sochi Olympics. And the NATO withdrawal are all sure to be in the news in 2014.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
Six US troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
It’s the single largest loss of life for coalition forces since June.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
Chuck Hagel heads to Afghanistan for unannounced visit
Hagel doesn't meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during trip intended to bolster the spirits of US troops.
Just how corrupt is Afghanistan?
Reporter’s notebook: A peek behind the curtain at one of the world’s shadiest nations.
US suspends military ground cargo shipments out of Afghanistan via Pakistan
The Pentagon said it had halted the shipments due to anti-drone protesters harassing its truck drivers in Pakistan.
US again driven to distraction by Karzai
The Afghan leader was once feted as a silk robed savior but is now mocked as an erratic Machiavelli.