In Afghanistan, impoverished boys are being forced into a life of abuse as a result of bacha bazi -- dancing boys -- an old practice that sees wealthy or powerful men exploit underage boys as sexual partners.
A U.S. military official says Afghan forces fighting the Taliban in southern Helmand Province are being "rebuilt," with key commanders being replaced.
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has promised to "bury" the Islamic State (IS) group, whose Afghan offshoot has clashed with government forces and Taliban militants.
The Taliban in Afghanistan has set out a list of demands that the militant group says must be met before they consider rejoining peace talks aimed at ending the 15-year war.
Afghan authorities say they have arrested eight members of the Haqqani militant network blamed for a deadly suicide attack on a bus carrying employees of the country's biggest TV station.
A decade-and-a-half after the end of Taliban rule, women in Afghanistan still face pressure to dress conservatively in their Muslim-dominated society. And that makes holding a fashion show with female models a risky endeavor.
An international human rights group has condemned a January 20 Taliban suicide attack that targeted employees of the Afghan news network Tolo TV, killing seven people.
At least seven people have been killed in Kabul after a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying employees of the prominent Afghan news network Tolo TV.
A deadly extremist attack on northwest Pakistan's Bacha Khan University contrasts starkly with the nonviolent methods employed by the Pashtun activist for whom the university is named.
More than 20 people were killed and more were injured when militants attacked a university in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. Attackers stormed the Bacha Khan University campus in Charsadda. (Reuters)
Human rights campaigners in Afghanistan are demanding justice for 20-year-old Reza Gul. After her husband beat her, he cut off her nose. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
Officials in Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Faryab say a young woman in a remote village has had her nose cut off by her husband.