U.S. Senator John McCain says remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan should stay longer than planned to stop the Taliban from making advances during a current offensive.
The Afghan parliament has rejected a second candidate for defense minister who was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani.
An Afghan soldier who was hailed as a hero for killing militants who tried to storm parliament last month has been arrested after a fatal traffic accident in Kabul.
The Afghan government has turned to a risky war strategy to tackle the Taliban in the country's north -- teaming up two rival former warlords with a history of animosity toward each other.
Afghan soldiers have raided a hospital run by medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern province of Kunduz.
An Afghan appeals court has overturned death sentences handed down to four men for their part in the mob killing of a woman, falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran.
Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces have killed at least one person and wounded two.
An army general has been arrested for trafficking some 19 kilograms of heroin in the northern Afghan Province of Baghlan.
A soldier in the Afghan Army who went missing during a training exercise at a U.S. military base in Massachusetts last year has been granted asylum by the United States, his lawyer said on June 30.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a leading lawyer to become the country's first ever female Supreme Court judge.
Suicide attacks targeted a foreign military convoy and a police headquarters in Afghanistan on June 30, killing at least three and wounding nearly 60 people.
Afghan officials say a suicide truck bombing killed two civilians and wounded more than 40 in the southern province of Helmand on June 30.