Afghan batsman Noor Ali Zadran has broken a national record by scoring 229 at a regional cricket tournament watched by thousands in defiance of the ongoing violence in Afghanistan's volatile eastern regions.
Afghan refugees are on the run from the safe haven they sought in Pakistan. Tens of thousands have returned in recent months, amid claims of intimidation, extortion, and arbitrary detentions.
Afghan officials say government forces, backed by NATO air strikes, have regained control of a strategic southern district seized by the Taliban earlier this week.
Three young children have been found in critical condition due to dehydration after police stopped a truck carrying 26 refugees in Austria.
Russia says a Ukrainian who was being held prisoner by Afghan militants has been freed.
An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
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.