An Islamic State commander in Afghanistan allegedly pressured his wife to be a suicide bomber, but instead she surrendered to police.
Fifteen prisoners formerly held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the United Arab Emirates.
In a rare interview, Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar talks to RFE/RL about his country's efforts to deal with the twin threat of Taliban and Islamic State militants.
Pakistan says that all six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter taken hostage after it crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have returned to Islamabad following their release by the Taliban.
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.