Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners despite objections from the United States, which considers them a security threat.
A Taliban spokesman has denied any involvement by the group in the case of a young girl who says her Taliban brother dressed her in an explosives-filled vest and told her to carry out a suicide attack against Afghan police.
In a new book, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says U.S. President Barack Obama lacked faith in his own war strategy in Afghanistan.
Details begin to emerge about the circumstances around a young Afghan girl, now thought to be about 10, who was allegedly forced by a family member or members to wear an explosives-packed vest for a suicide-style attack.
Afghan police have detained an 8-year old girl wearing a suicide vest who sought to attack a border police post.
The head of a review board in Afghanistan says Kabul will release 88 prisoners as planned, even though the United States considers them dangerous.
A NATO soldier has been killed after insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered a new review of 88 prisoners due to be released after several visiting U.S. senators raised objections.
Afghanistan has rejected a U.S. intelligence forecast that predicts the military gains of the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017.
The assessment predicts that the Taliban will become increasingly influential as the United States winds down its involvement in the war.
The Pakistani government's top national security advisor says Islamabad is trying to impose greater control over the country’s porous western borders with Afghanistan.
Authorities in the Afghan province of Jowzjan have annulled the marriage of a seven-year-old girl, whose father admits giving her away in return for $2,000.