Afghan education officials said that dozens of students and teachers at a girls' school in Kabul were sickened on August 25 by an unknown gas that spread through classrooms.
RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports that Taliban gunmen stormed a police station in northern Afghanistan on August 26, killing eight police and leaving a ninth police officer injured.
RFE/RL correspondents from mainly Muslim countries filed these video snapshots during the holy month of Ramadan. From Central Asia to the Caucasus, they captured moments of prayer, celebration, and communities coming together.
Hundreds of Afghans reportedly tried to storm a NATO-led base in northwestern Afghanistan after a deadly gun battle between Spanish troops and an Afghan police recruit.
Hundreds of Afghans gathered at the gate of a NATO-run base in western Afghanistan on August 25, chanting and throwing stones after it was reported that an Afghan policeman had been killed in a clash with Spanish troops.
A senior U.S. general has expressed concern that President Barack Obama's July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops out of Afghanistan is encouraging the Taliban.
In an interview with the BBC, General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, says the Taliban's momentum has been reversed and predicted that Western forces will continue to make gains.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said there are no formal peace talks between his government and the Taliban, but admitted to "individual contacts" with the hard-line Islamic group.
Four U.S. troops were reported killed in fighting in eastern and southern Afghanistan today.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the disbanding of all private security companies in Afghanistan by the end of this year.
NATO says coalition forces have killed three Afghan policemen in a friendly fire incident in northern Afghanistan.
A senior U.S. lawmaker said that Afghan President Hamid Karzai promised that he will respect the independence of anticorruption watchdogs.