The leader of the Islamic State (IS) group's branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in an air strike last month in a border region between the two countries, U.S. and Afghan officials say.
Pakistani officials say the Afghan Taliban has freed the seven people who were aboard a crashed Pakistani helicopter.
Afghan government chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has sharply criticized President Ashraf Ghani in an apparent eruption of tensions within the country’s fragile unity government.
The family of a pregnant Afghan girl who was burned to death last month has held a funeral for her in Kabul.
Afghan security forces were being deployed to the southern city of Lashkar Gah on August 10 amid an intensified fight against the Taliban and fears that the capital of Helmand Province could fall under the control of militants within days.
U.S. soldiers helping Afghan troops fight the Islamic State extremist group in Afghanistan were forced to abandon equipment and weapons when their position came under fire, the U.S. military said on August 9.
Police in Afghanistan say a suicide attack in a crowded market in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif has killed at least one person and wounded more than a dozen.
The American University of Afghanistan is expected to reopen on August 9, days after being closed in the wake of the kidnapping of two teachers.
An American and an Australian have been abducted in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
In Afghanistan's northern Faryab Province, paramilitary forces are helping government security forces battle the Taliban. But these same armed groups are often preying on ordinary Afghans, too.
Afghan officials say at least 10 people have been killed in two explosions in the eastern province of Paktia.
A call to distribute two types of national ID cards to all citizens has been met with ridicule and anger in Afghanistan, where debate over whether an individual's ethnicity should be documented has dragged on for years.