Afghanistan will block Internet sites with sexual or violent content, a minister said today, but the government denied the ban was another attempt at censorship or would include the Taliban's website.
Gunmen shot dead five Pakistani construction workers in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar today, a police official said.
An unlikely voice has joined the chorus of criticism directed against the Afghan government's commitment to civil liberties -- the Taliban.
Afghanistan today said it would clarify newly announced restrictions on media coverage of insurgent attacks.
Two Afghans and an Iranian are among this year's winners of the U.S. government's International Women of Courage Award.
Media and rights groups have denounced a sweeping ban announced on live coverage of militant attacks in Afghanistan.
Four Afghan civilians and one foreign soldier were killed today when a suicide car bomber hit a convoy of NATO-led troops near the southern city of Kandahar, officials and witnesses said.
An explosive device planted by Taliban militants has killed 11 civilians in Afghanistan's most violent province, a government official said.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Taliban attacks in Kabul that killed at least 17 Afghans and foreigners.
The United States plans to launch a new military operation later this year to seize Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan from Taliban control, a senior Obama administration official has said.
Afghan government efforts to reconcile with moderate Taliban are already in motion, despite domestic opposition. But Kabul appears unprepared to provide the conditions insurgents want to see.
Germany's parliament has voted to send up to 850 more troops to Afghanistan and extend the mission by one year.