Kabul and Taliban in secret peace talks
The Associated Press reported that the talks with the Afghan High Peace Council and Taliban leaders have so far remained informal.
Kandahar blast kills 4, injures at least 22 in Afghanistan
A bomb attack at a busy market in Kandahar killed four civilians and injured at least 22, a sign of increasing violence in Afghanistan ahead the withdrawal of international forces.
Botched suicide bomb attack kills 9 in Afghanistan
Nine civilians died and 24 were injured after a failed suicide bomb attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, while no officials were harmed.
Manning’s other acquittal: the Garani airstrike video leak
What about Bradley Manning’s leaked video allegedly showing a brutal US airstrike on Garani, Afghanistan, that WikiLeaks never released?
Afghan civilian casualties jump 23 percent in 2013: UN report
The UN Mission in Afghanistan says 1,319 civilians died and 2,533 were wounded between January and June.
Wikilocked: Manning dodges most serious charge, but faces decades in prison
Analysis: Bradley Manning’s acquittal on charges of aiding the enemy has encouraged his supporters, but the case casts a long shadow over the Obama administration.
Afghanistan’s next conflict: India vs. Pakistan
Analysis: As the Obama administration flubs peace talks, the risk is rising of proxy war between South Asia’s two nuclear rivals
Afghanistan bombings kill 14
Two bombings — one overnight and another early Monday morning — killed at least 14 people in southern Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Donkey bomb attack kills 8, including 3 US soldiers
A donkey-riding bomber attacks in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
US-funded fighters around the world: Where are they now?
As Washington mulls its move into Syria, here's a look back at some allies of yesteryear — from Afghanistan to Nicaragua — and how that all turned out.
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.
With Egypt divided about its future, US government emerges as a common foe
Conflict in the streets boils down to supporters of deposed President Morsi versus supporters of the military that removed him from power. Many on both sides think they see Preside
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.