Turns out almost 70 percent of the world's nations are seriously corrupt
Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index is out, and it doesn't look good. Here are the winners and losers.
US-led coalition apologizes for Afghanistan strike that killed child
ISAF apologizes for deadly Helmand airstrike that targeted a Taliban commander, but killed a two-year-old child.
President Karzai denounces 'deadly US air strike'
"It shows that US forces have no respect for the decisions of the Loya Jirga and life of civilians in Afghanistan," said Aimal Faizi, Karzai's spokesman.
Taliban kill six literacy workers in Afghanistan: Officials
The Afghan Taliban is stepping up attacks on state workers ahead of presidential elections due in April 2014
Pakistan activists block NATO supply route
Pakistani activists have blocked the main supply route to Afghanistan to protest against US drone strikes.
Karzai proposes new terms for US-Afghanistan security deal
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has proposed new terms for the US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement, the White House said Monday.
Afghanistan’s government considers making public stoning to death the official punishment for adultery
The Afghan government is considering reinstating public stoning to death as a punishment for adultery as it crafts a new penal code for the country.
Karzai wants to defer signing Afghan-US security deal
After days spent negotiating to finalize a security agreement for US troops in Afghanistan, President Karzai said he would defer signing until April.
US, Afghanistan agree on security agreement after 2014, Kerry says
Post-2014 US-Afghanistan security deal goes before 2,500-member Loya Jirga council this week.
Afghanistan: The war is over! Long live the war!
Details of a key security agreement make clear that the United States may not be exiting Afghanistan any time soon. That is, if the Afghans ever sign it.
Afghan delegation lands in Pakistan to spark Taliban peace talks
Delegation from Afghanistan to meet with former Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in hopes of reviving peace talks in Pakistan.
Will US troops stay in Afghanistan or go? Thousands of elders gather to decide
The meeting comes at a critical juncture for Afghanistan ahead of a presidential election next year and growing anxiety about security as foreign troops prepare to leave.
'Up to 12,000' Afghan Taliban eliminated in 2013: UN report
The UN report said the Taliban had not made major gains or won significant popular support, and had suffered substantial losses.
Kabul suicide blast kills 6 ahead of security talks
A suicide bomber rammed his car into an Afghan army vehicle in Kabul, killing at least six people Saturday ahead of security talks between Afghan elders and the United States.
‘Tony Abbott’s got my baby’
Analysis: The new prime minister’s honeymoon is marred by an asylum scandal — and a host of other questionable moves.
Afghanistan: The rise of a narco state
Analysis: It’s a banner year for Afghan opium production. Here’s the good news and the bad news.
Afghan opium cultivation hits record high in 2013
The area under cultivation rose by 36 percent in 2013, the UN drugs agency says, while production of opium jumped almost 50 percent year on year.
Should the US send more aid to Afghanistan?
With many billions spent, Afghanistan’s progress is ‘fragile and limited,’ experts say. Will more money help? It’s complicated.
Afghan peace team to visit Taliban commander
Afghan negotiators seeking peace with the Taliban will soon travel to Pakistan for their first meeting with key militant commander Mullah Baradar.
Girls' schools in Afghanistan wonder 'what tomorrow brings'
Filmmaker Beth Murphy returns to Kabul Province, where schools grapple with the impending drawdown of US troops.
80 Afghan police killed every week in 'fighting season'
The figures, which are in addition to Afghan soldiers killed, reflect a sharp rise in casualties as US-led NATO forces are step back from the frontline.
'Xinjiang suspects' sought in Tiananmen Square car crash: State media
Beijing suspects Monday's deadly Tiananmen Square car crash may have been a suicide attack, unidentified sources told Reuters.
Roadside bomb kills 18 on way to Afghan wedding
A roadside bomb in east Afghanistan on Sunday killed 18 people on their way to a wedding in a minibus.
Afghan President Karzai to push Pakistan on Taliban commander
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will push Pakistan to reveal the location of key Taliban commander Mullah Baradar.
Afghan-NATO soldier gunfight kills 1, injures 2
Such insider - or 'green-on-blue' attacks - are not uncommon in Afghanistan, though in this case it's unclear what motivated the shooting.
In Afghanistan, 'force protection is the mission'
The measures soldiers take to defend themselves and their equipment have reached a new level as the threat of insider attacks rises.
Will the US drone program turn the country into a pariah?
Analysis: Chided by rights groups for the UAV bombings' civilian casualties, the United States is losing the moral high ground it has consistently claimed.
Militants attack international compound in Kabul, killing two locals
At least two civilians were killed in the attack on a compound outside the Green Village area of Kabul, where many foreigners reside.
Microphone bomb kills Afghan governor at Eid prayers
Arsala Jamal was appointed by President Hamid Karzai, like all 34 provincial governors, and he was seen as a close ally of the president, acting as one of his campaign managers in the 2009 election.
Afghan-US talks: A bad end to the ‘good war’?
Analysis: Washington and Kabul cobble together a bilateral security agreement, but Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain.
Senior Pakistan Taliban commander Latif Mehsud captured in Afghanistan
Officials say Mehsud was arrested as he was driving along a main highway in the eastern province of Khost.