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.
US, Afghanistan edge closer to a post-2014 security deal
The Bilateral Security Agreement would keep some US troops in Afghanistan after 2014.
List of Afghan candidates includes former warlords
Some of the names on the ballot paper underlined that the election would see the same leaders who tipped Afghanistan into civil war 20 years ago running for high office.
Who are the Pakistani Taliban?
A multitude of militant groups in Pakistan shares at least one characteristic: uncompromising hostility to the West, particularly the US. Could the Pakistani Taliban be the next big threat?
Who bombed Pakistan's Christians?
Bombs have killed more than 100 in Pakistan in little over a week, with scores more injured. The violence has reignited a quest to understand who is fighting whom in Pakistan — and why.
Gunman in Afghan security force uniform kills 3 NATO soldiers
A man dressed in an Afghan security force uniform shot dead three NATO soldiers, said the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force on Saturday.
Pakistan releases Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar
Pakistan frees one of the founders of the Taliban.
18 Afghan police killed in ambush in remote northeast
Militants in northeast Afghanistan killed 18 police in an ambush, the interior ministry said Friday, as the nation's security forces struggle to thwart the Taliban with decreasing assistance from international troops.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
Gunmen kill top female police officer in Afghanistan's Helmand province
Gunmen shot and fatally wounded the top female police officer in Helmand province as she went to work.
At least 27 dead in Afghanistan coal mine collapse
Another four miners were critically injured when part of the Abkhorak coal mine collapsed on top of them.