Afghan forces, led by a former warlord, are seeking to retake territory overrun by Taliban fighters in July -- in the north of the country near the border with Turkmenistan.
The Islamic State group is making small inroads in Afghanistan and could grow into a more worrisome threat, a U.S. Army general said August 13.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledged the group's allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, showing the organization's stance on the Taliban leader’s disputed accession.
Kabul has sent a high-level government delegation to Pakistan to discuss an action plan after Islamabad-hosted peace talks with the Taliban were suspended in July.
Afghan authorities recovered the corpses of four men kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan last week, while at least eight others were newly abducted, officials said August 12.
Taliban insurgents dressed in police uniforms and driving a police car have attacked a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, killing at least 14 police officers, Afghan officials say.
Afghanistan’s Taliban has condemned a video that appears to show militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives.
Police on the Greek island of Kos beat migrants with truncheons and sprayed them with fire extinguishers on August 11 as the mayor warned that the refugee crisis there could end in "bloodshed."
The Afghan president has called on Pakistan to crack down on the Taliban after a wave of attacks in the capital left dozens dead and hundreds wounded.
A young Afghan mother welcomes the death sentence handed down against her own father for years of sexual abuse.
At least five people were killed and 16 injured after an explosion at a checkpoint near Kabul airport. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
A moderate earthquake centered in Afghanistan has sent shock waves across South Asia.