Several lawmakers who were ministers of former President Hamid Karzai's government have joined with prominent former warlords to set up a new party.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with U.S. troops and Afghan officials.
Afghan authorities are troubled by a new radio station that has been broadcasting antigovernment propaganda in the eastern province of Nangarhar and seeking recruits for the militant group Islamic State.
Fighters pledging loyalty to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group have reportedly overrun new areas in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Nearly nine months after the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman sparked global condemnation, the victim's mother says the family is still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
The U.S. Army on December 14 announced that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl -- the U.S. soldier held captive for nearly five years by the Afghan Taliban -- is being charged with desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy” in a court-martial.
Afghan authorities say a suspect has been arrested for alleged involvement in the stoning death of a 19-year-old woman accused of adultery in central Ghor Province.
Leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India broke ground on December 14 on a $10 billion natural-gas pipeline that they hope will ease energy deficits in South Asia and stem tensions in the divided region.
Afghan forces continue to hold off Taliban insurgents in a district of the volatile southern province of Helmand.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has issued a report documenting the human-rights situation in the city of Kunduz, in the north of the country.
Afghan security forces have killed all four gunmen involved in an attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul, Afghan officials said December 12.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is searching for two Afghan aircraft maintenance trainees who went missing this week, and will revoke the men's visas, officials said December 11.