The Taliban has published a 5,000-word biography of Mullah Akhtar Mansur, its recently named successor to spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a "holy war" against corruption, which he said is a "cancerous lesion" threatening the survival of the state.
The Taliban has admitted that it covered up the death of its leader Mullah Mohammad Omar for more than two years, confirming that he died in 2013 as was first claimed by Afghanistan’s intelligence.
The United States is urging Pakistan to help restart peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents.
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.