The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
NATO and U.S. forces joined an Afghan army campaign August 27 to try to stop a Taliban advance in southern Afghanistan.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has discussed trade, economic, energy, and transport cooperation with his visiting Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.
Afghan Taliban fighters have seized the administrative headquarters of the Musa Qala district in Helmand Province after a week of heavy fighting, the latest in a series of setbacks for Afghan government security forces in the area.
More than 200 Afghan refugees in Pakistan prepare to return home under the UN's Voluntary Repatriation Program.
Two U.S. soldiers have been killed by a man wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform in southern Afghanistan.
The United States added the brother of the head of the Haqqani Network to its list of "specially designated global terrorists," the State Department said on August 25.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced on August 25 that human rights activists from Russia, Afghanistan, and the Balkans have been named as the finalists for the 2015 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize.
China sends 300 tractors to Afghanistan to help with crop output.
Officials say 11 people have died after a large fire at a natural gas terminal in the western Afghan city of Herat.
Three DynCorp International employees who were killed by a car bomb in Kabul last weekend all worked on a program to train the Afghan Army and police, the company said.
Afghanistan's intelligence agency says the leader of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group Jundullah has been killed in the country's north.