New fatwa prohibits Afghan women from wearing make-up
A religious edict from northern Afghanistan micro-manages women.
Eight Afghan workers headed to US base likely killed by Taliban
The eight murdered workers, thought to be killed by the Taliban, were taken in the deadliest such killings since the Ramadan holiday began
The world according to Gatsby: smash things and then retreat
Commentary: The foibles of Tom and Daisy Buchanan remind us of the US government.
Women's rights face new obstacles in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch calls draft law being reviewed by Afghan parliament a "legislative threat," and a symbol of a larger attack on women's rights.
US military spent $34 million on Afghan base they won't even use, watchdog reports
The sprawling complex in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province was deemed unnecessary by military commanders three years ago.
Suicide bombings kill at least 14 in Afghanistan
Policemen in southern Afghanistan were killed while at lunch on Friday when a man dressed in uniform detonated a suicide vest.
Six children die in Afghanistan bomb blast; top policewoman shot dead
Four young girls were killed while fetching water for a wedding in Lashkar Gah after a bomb exploded on a footpath.
Afghanistan: Seven dead in attack on NATO supply firm
A suicide attack targeted a compound used by a foreign NATO supply company in Kabul.
Women's rights at stake if Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations collapse
HRW's Afghanistan researcher Heather Barr said abandoning women's rights in Afghanistan would be a betrayal by the international community.
Obama, Karzai 'reaffirm' support for talks with Taliban despite Kabul attack
Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai have "reaffirmed" their support for holding talks with the Taliban, despite an attack in central Kabul on Tuesday.
Taliban claim suicide attack on Kabul presidential palace
A series of explosions rocked the presidential palace on Tuesday, as Taliban suicide bombers used Land Cruisers, vehicle passes and fake badges to get inside one of the most secure areas in the Afghan capital.
Afghan intelligence struggles to thwart Kabul attacks
Deadly attacks in the Afghan capital shed light on Afghanistan's intelligence agency.
US-Taliban peace talks still uncertain
After a diplomatic row last week over the Taliban's new office in Qatar stalled peace talks, the State Department hopes to get negotiations "back on track."
John Kerry: Taliban Qatar office may close if Afghan peace talks fail
"If there is not a decision ... to move forward by the Taliban in short order, then we may have to consider whether or not the office has to be closed," Kerry said.
What you need to know about John Kerry's 7-country tour
At the top of the agenda are two intractable foreign policy challenges: the war in Syria and NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
World Refugee Day 2013: 'Needs of these people are overwhelming'
The world's refugee population is on the incline with a staggering 45.2 million people displaced from their homes.
US scrambles to get Afghanistan talks back on track
The Afghan government called off the talks after accusing the US of duplicity for agreeing to meet with the Taliban.
Afghanistan: State Dept denies reports of US-Taliban talks
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said rumors of the reported talks were "inaccurate."
Chatter: Afghanistan slams 'inconsistent' US peace talks
The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil sends security forces to deal with growing protests, Obama prepares to be ein Berliner, and North Korea has a little Hitler problem.
Syrian conflict 'major new factor' in rise in refugee numbers worldwide, UNHCR says
The Syrian conflict is "a major new factor" contributing to the soaring number of refugees worldwide, the United Nations said.
Afghanistan suspends bilateral security agreement talks with US
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has suspended negotiations on a security pact with the US.
Taliban agree to US peace talks, but are the Afghans in control?
Analysis: Peace talks with the Taliban resume as Afghans assume the lead on security. So where’s the good news?
'Historic day' as Afghans formally take over security from NATO troops
A 'historic' handover announcement came as a car bomb killed three civilians.
Chatter: Afghanistan looks after itself
Afghan forces take over responsibility for their country's safety, Brazil's protests get bigger, Turkey's protests get quieter, and Egyptian TV gets manlier.
Karzai announces Afghan security handover
In a major milestone, and amidst more violence, President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday announced the transfer of nationwide security from NATO to Afghan control.
Meeting Mansoor: Afghan translators struggle to come to the US
Of the 7,500 visas set aside for Afghans working with US forces, only 12 percent have been used in the last five years.
Suicide bombing at Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul kills at least 15
A suicide bomber in Afghanistan struck outside the Supreme Court in Kabul, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens in the city's deadliest attack since Dec. 2011.
Karzai: American foreign policy caused 9/11
President Hamid Karzai blaims US actions abroad for 9/11 terrorist attacks
NATO convoy attacked in Pakistan, killing at least six
Officials in Pakistan claim that 15 to 20 gunmen dressed as police officers used assault rifles and rockets to destroy the convoy.
Attack on Kabul airport leaves 7 Taliban dead
Taliban insurgents launched an attack on Kabul airport Monday, leaving seven of its members dead.
Insider attack in Afghanistan kills 3 international soldiers
Three international soldiers were killed on Saturday in what NATO said was an insider attack in eastern Afghanistan.