Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has hailed as "legitimate" peace talks with the Kabul government.
More than two dozen people were injured when a bomb exploded inside a mosque compound in northern Afghanistan on the evening of July 13.
The death toll from a July 12 suicide car bombing close to a U.S. base in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to 33 people, according to an Afghan official.
The Islamic State group on July 13 released an audio recording it claims is the voice movement's leader for Afghanistan, contradicting reports he had been killed by a U.S. drone strike three days earlier.
Media reports say at least 17 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing near a military base where Afghan and foreign soldiers are stationed in the eastern province of Khost.
The Afghan intelligence agency says the leader of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region has been killed in a air strike.
RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, assembled a panel to discuss recent developments in northern Afghanistan and what Central Asia could do to help the Afghan government and military.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the SCO to increase Russia's clout in the former Soviet Union and beyond.
The Afghan National Directorate of Security says a former spokesman for Pakistan’s Taliban who switched to the Islamist State group was killed by an air strike in eastern Afghanistan.
The Afghan government said its first official talks with the Taliban, held in Pakistan this week, were “constructive” -- and it hoped further meetings would follow.
Thousands of Afghans are being driven from their homes by soaring violence in northern Afghanistan. Many are fleeing to Balkh, the last bastion of relative peace in region.
Afghanistan’s parliament has rejected the country’s first-ever female nominee for the Supreme Court.